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Draft Texts on the Internet Shakespeare Editions
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, SHK 8.0169.  Tuesday, 4 February 1997.

From:           Michael Best <
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Date:           Monday, 3 Feb 1997 12:19:57 -0800
Subject:        Draft Texts on the Internet Shakespeare Editions

Members of SHAKSPER will be interested to know that draft electronic versions
of a number of early quarto and folio texts are now available from the site of
the Internet Shakespeare Editions. The texts are available for teaching
purposes, and can be downloaded in either HTML format as you browse, or as text
files in what is variously known as "Interchange Format," "Rich Text Format,"
or "RTF" by ftp. Most word processors should be able translate the text files
to provide basic formatting.

The site for the Internet Shakespeare Editions uses the metaphor of a library
as a principle of organization:

   From the *Foyer* you can access discussions about the aims of the
   ISE texts, a list of the Editorial Board, and some material on the
   principles of tagging that are being employed.

   The *Library* will contain the final editions (nothing there yet).
   All material in this section will be refereed.

   The *Annex* is an area for informal discussion and the posting of
   useful, but unrefereed materials. This is where the current texts
   can be found.

We have chosen texts that are most likely to be useful for teaching:

_Romeo and Juliet_

   Quarto 1 <http://web.UVic.CA/shakespeare/Annex/DraftTxt/Rom/Rom_Q1/>
   Quarto 2 <http://web.UVic.CA/shakespeare/Annex/DraftTxt/Rom/Rom_Q2/>
   Folio    <http://web.UVic.CA/shakespeare/Annex/DraftTxt/Rom/Rom_F/>

_Hamlet_

   Quarto 1 <http://web.UVic.CA/shakespeare/Annex/DraftTxt/Ham/Ham_Q1/>
   Quarto 2 <http://web.UVic.CA/shakespeare/Annex/DraftTxt/Ham/Ham_Q2/>
   Folio    <http://web.UVic.CA/shakespeare/Annex/DraftTxt/Ham/Ham_F/>

_King Lear_

   Quarto 1 <http://web.UVic.CA/shakespeare/Annex/DraftTxt/Lr/Lr_Q/>
   Folio    <http://web.UVic.CA/shakespeare/Annex/DraftTxt/Lr/Lr_F/>

The HTML formatting has been done automatically from draft texts tagged for the
ISE editions. The Folio texts of _Hamlet_ and _Lear_ are linked to the graphic
images of the Folio now available from the University of Pennsylvania. The
texts in RTF format are available from <ftp://ftp.uvic.ca/Shakespeare>.

I welcome comments and corrections.

Michael Best
Department of English, University of Victoria
Victoria B.C. V8W 3W1, Canada. (250) 598-9575
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