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Re: Line Numbers, On-Line Sources
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1142  Tuesday, 10 June 2003

[1]     From:   Bill Arnold <
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        Date:   Monday, 9 Jun 2003 08:42:34 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.1121 Re: Line Numbers, On-Line Sources

[2]     From:   Nancy Charlton <
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        Date:   Monday, 09 Jun 2003 08:58:48 -0700
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.1121 Re: Line Numbers, On-Line Sources

[3]     From:   Peter Donaldson <
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        Date:   Monday, 9 Jun 2003 13:47:51 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.1121 Re: Line Numbers, On-Line Sources

[4]     From:   Clifford Stetner <
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        Date:   Monday, 9 Jun 2003 18:33:03 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.1121 Re: Line Numbers, On-Line Sources

[5]     From:   Amy Ulen <
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        Date:   Monday, 9 Jun 2003 17:26:27 -0700
        Subj:   RE: SHK 14.1121 Re: Line Numbers, On-Line Sources


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From:           Bill Arnold <
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Date:           Monday, 9 Jun 2003 08:42:34 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 14.1121 Re: Line Numbers, On-Line Sources
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.1121 Re: Line Numbers, On-Line Sources

Michael B. Luskin writes, "the Globe Shakespeare, in a size 12 font,
very readable while sitting back.  I wish there were a site with the txt
and line numbers..."

Well, look at:

http://www.chemicool.com/Shakespeare/

[and read along with a 'line-numbers' text!]

Bill Arnold
http://www.cwru.edu/affil/edis/scholars/arnold.htm

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From:           Nancy Charlton <
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Date:           Monday, 09 Jun 2003 08:58:48 -0700
Subject: 14.1121 Re: Line Numbers, On-Line Sources
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.1121 Re: Line Numbers, On-Line Sources

The Oxford Shakespeare portion of Bartleby.com is very readable, and the
access follows a straightforward logical pattern. Starting at the top,
http://www.bartleby.com gives you choices of anthologies, among which is
the Oxford Shakespeare. Once there, you choose the play you want. Next,
an index of that play by act and scene.

The scenes have hypertext links. This means you cannot view the entire
play or even a whole act all at once, but this is made much easier by
using Next >> and <<Previous at the end of each scene. Each scene also
has links to the play's Bibliographic Record, Dramatis Personae and
Contents. For minimal effort, one can read straight through or skip
around. Given enough computer resources, one could open separate windows
with different texts, to compare them side by side.

Bartleby's plain format is one of the web's most readable. Full screen,
navigable by keyboard, plenty of white space . . .
                . . . and line numbers by fours!

The Oxford text is 1914, and thus probably in the public domain. I don't
know how definitive it is, nor anything about the general editor W. J.
Craig, but it appears to present the canon as it's most agreed upon. The
spelling is modern, but they have retained words such as "punish'd" that
are helpful in reading aloud.

Bartleby needs to improve their internal search engine, at least for the
Shakespeare section. Still, it's a valuable resource that fulfills its
original purpose: to put Bartlett's Quotations online and expand from
there to a comprehensive anthology of English and other literature of
the Western canon.

I might add that Bartleby is ad-supported, but the presentation of these
ads should serve as a paradigm for all online advertisers. The most
aggressive is a plainly-marked link to Amazon.

Nancy Charlton

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From:           Peter Donaldson <
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Date:           Monday, 9 Jun 2003 13:47:51 -0400
Subject: 14.1121 Re: Line Numbers, On-Line Sources
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.1121 Re: Line Numbers, On-Line Sources

I just checked 1Hen.4 using Netscape.  There are line numbers, but
pretty far to the right, so you might need to widen the browser window.
Also -- the first one is line 40.  Then 50, 70....

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From:           Clifford Stetner <
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Date:           Monday, 9 Jun 2003 18:33:03 -0400
Subject: 14.1121 Re: Line Numbers, On-Line Sources
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.1121 Re: Line Numbers, On-Line Sources

>I looked at three plays.  There in fact are NO line numbers.  Much more
>serious, the site displays the play in scenes, and one has to go back to
>a directory to get to the next scene.  Every time I clicked the arrows
>at the ends of a scene, assuming that they were meant to advance the
>display to the next scene, the web site did not respond.  I tried this
>with two browsers, it is the site, not me...
>
>I wish there were a site with the txt and line numbers...
>
>mbl

The line numbers are given intermittently (sometimes a hundred lines
apart) and apparently at random up the far right margin. A screen
resolution that produces a horizontal scrollbar on your browser will
require you to scroll right to see them. The right arrows work. The
problem is probably with your java script settings.

http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cache/perscoll_Renaissance.html

Alternatively, Bartleby has the Oxford Shakespeare with regularly placed
line numbers.

http://www.bartleby.com/70/index.html

Clifford Stetner
CUNY

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From:           Amy Ulen <
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Date:           Monday, 9 Jun 2003 17:26:27 -0700
Subject: 14.1121 Re: Line Numbers, On-Line Sources
Comment:        RE: SHK 14.1121 Re: Line Numbers, On-Line Sources

Michael Best has numbered 17 of the plays using the Signet Classic
Shakespeare editions at
http://www.engl.uvic.ca/Faculty/MBHomePage/ISShakespeare/Texts.html.

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