The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0387 Monday, 18 June 2007
From: Philip Weller <
Date: Friday, 15 Jun 2007 14:39:59 -0700
Subject: 18.0311 www.PlayShakespeare.com Launched
Comment: Re: SHK 18.0311 www.PlayShakespeare.com Launched
Since I have just finished an annotated online edition of Macbeth
(http://clicknotes.com/macbeth/SceneTextIndex.html), I was particularly
interested in the following part of the blurb about PlayShakespeare.com:
>The website features a user-friendly approach to the text, including an
>"inline glossary." Scroll over an arcane or confusing word and a box pops
>up for easy reference of characters, locations and terminology.
>"As far as we know, PlayShakespeare.com is the first website to feature an
>inline glossary," said Severdia. "It's a unique tool that makes reading
>and understanding Shakespeare really easy."
At PlayShakespeare the first scene of Macbeth contains no glosses. The
second scene has two:
1) For "broil" in "Say to the King the knowledge of the broil / As thou
didst leave it," the gloss is "1. a noisy quarrel 2. to cook over heat."
2) For "chops" in "unseam'd him from the nave to th' chops," the gloss
is "a person resembling a piece of meat."
Enough said, I think.
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