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Re: A Hypertext Model
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0386  Wednesday, 23 February 2000.

[1]     From:   Daniel L. Colvin <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 22 Feb 2000 09:49:39 -0600
        Subj:   A hypertext model

[2]     From:   Brother Anthony <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 23 Feb 2000 10:47:32 +0900
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.0376 Re: A Hypertext Model


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From:           Daniel L. Colvin <
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Date:           Tuesday, 22 Feb 2000 09:49:39 -0600
Subject:        A hypertext model

Ed Isser and I have constructed a hypertext version of "Measure for
Measure" as part of the Interactive Shakespeare Project at Holy Cross.
We would love to hear offline or on what your impressions are.

http://sterling.holycross.edu/departments/theatre/projects/isp/

Daniel Colvin
Western Illinois University

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Date:           Wednesday, 23 Feb 2000 10:47:32 +0900
Subject: 11.0376 Re: A Hypertext Model
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0376 Re: A Hypertext Model

It's not quite hypertext, but for a model of the kind of site I would
expect Shakespeare to deserve I would suggest the Blake Archive at
http://www.iath.virginia.edu/blake/  where you will find, in addition to
a large proportion of 'the approximately 3000 digital images that will
eventually form the structured core of the Archive proper,' from this
week on, 'a searchable SGML-encoded electronic edition of David V.
Erdman's Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake. Based upon the text
of the 1988 Newly Revised Doubleday Edition, the electronic Erdman
represents almost 900 pages of printed material, comprising the complete
writings of William Blake together with David V. Erdman's original
textual notes. The Blake Archive's electronic Erdman is tagged in SGML
using the Text Encoding Initiative DTD and is presented online using
Inso's DynaWeb software' (quoted from the announcement on Humanist
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 13, No. 428. (see
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/humanities/cch/humanist/ )

Which prompts a number of questions along the lines of 'Why is all this
possible with Blake and not Shakespeare?' Because the Blake Archive is
FREE, available to everyone. How come Shakespeare belongs to the
capitalists? The few images of Shakespearean quartos and folios we have
access to at the excellent Furness Shakespeare Library site
http://www.library.upenn.edu/etext/collections/furness/index.html  could
form the nucleus of such a project, but will they in fact? Is this an
ongoing project destined to cover all the plays? When will we have a
site where digital images of multiple (identified) copies of Quartos and
Folios are linked to the kind of searchable e-texts now available on the
University of Victoria's Internet Shakespeare
http://web.uvic.ca/shakespeare/index.html  ? And so on.

Frustratedly,
Brother Anthony (An Sonjae)
Sogang University, Seoul, Korea
 

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