2007

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0387  Monday, 18 June 2007

From: 		Philip Weller <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
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.

     --Philip Weller
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