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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0007   Monday, 10 January 2011

From:         Hardy M. Cook <
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Date:         Monday, January 10, 2011      
Subject:     The Shakespeare Quartos Archive 

[Editor's Note: This site is the highest quality facsimile site I have ever viewed. Be sure that you 
watch the video "Using the Shakespeare Quartos Archive" <http://www.quartos.org/info/videos.html> to 
learn about the features of the site. One that I was particularly impressed with is the opacity feature 
that allows you to view the variants in two editions, a 21st century version of the Hinman Collator. 
Another feature of note is the one that allows you to view cue lines of particular characters. This is 
one impressive web site. -Hardy]

The Shakespeare Quartos Archive

<http://www.quartos.org/> 
 
* Introduction 
* Using the archive 
* About 
* Documentation 
* Institutions & links 

Introduction to the Archive:
The Shakespeare Quartos Archive is a digital collection of pre-1642 editions of William Shakespeare's 
plays. A cross-Atlantic collaboration has also produced an interactive interface for the detailed study 
of these geographically distant quartos, with full functionality for all thirty-two quarto copies of 
Hamlet held by participating institutions. 

* The Shakespeare Quartos Archive-Hamlet Prototype:
Here you can view full cover-to-cover digital reproductions and transcriptions of thirty-two copies of 
the five earliest editions of the play Hamlet. You can view quartos separately, or alongside any number 
of copies. You can search, annotate, make public or private sets of annotations, create exhibits or 
character cue line lists, and download and print text and images. 

* Enter the Shakespeare Quartos Archive:
o Learn how to use the archive 
o Find out more about archive features, browser requirements and known issues. 
o Compare the text of quarto editions 
o Watch video tutorials 
o View transcription documentation 
o Browse known issues 
o Read about affiliated institutions 

* Predecessor Project-William Shakespeare in Quarto:
The British Library's Shakespeare in Quarto site was launched in September 2004. Now updated with 
fourteen quarto editions not in the Library's collections, this site reproduces at least one copy of each 
edition of William Shakespeare's plays printed in quarto before the theatres closed in 1642. Here you can 
view quartos separately or compare any two copies. 

o Explore Shakespeare in Quarto 
o Find out what's new Hamlet Quartos In The Archive
 
Hamlet, First Quarto, 1603. 
British Library Shelfmark: C.34.k.1 
 
Hamlet, First Quarto, 1603. 
Huntington Shelfmark: 69304 
 
Hamlet, Second Quarto, 1604. 
Folger Shelfmark: STC 22276 
 
Hamlet, Second Quarto, 1604. 
Huntington Shelfmark: 69305 

Hamlet, Second Quarto Variant, 1605. 
British Library Shelfmark: C.34.k.2 
 
Hamlet, Third Quarto, 1611. 
British Library Shelfmark: C.34.k.4 
 
Hamlet, Third Quarto, 1611. 
British Library Shelfmark: C.71.b.2 
 
Hamlet, Third Quarto, 1611. 
Bodleian Shelfmark: Arch. G e.13 
 
Hamlet, Third Quarto, 1611. 
Edinburgh Shelfmark: JA 3734 
 
Hamlet, Third Quarto, 1611. 
Folger Shelfmark: STC 22277 
Copy 1 
 
Hamlet, Third Quarto, 1611. 
Folger Shelfmark: STC 22277 
Copy 2 

Hamlet, Third Quarto, 1611. 
Folger Shelfmark: STC 22277 
Copy 3 
 
Hamlet, Third Quarto, 1611. 
Huntington Shelfmark: 69306 
 
Hamlet, Third Quarto, 1611. 
Huntington Shelfmark: 69307 
 
Hamlet, Fourth Quarto, [1622]. 
British Library: C.34.k.3 
 
Hamlet, Fourth Quarto, [1622]. 
British Library: C.12.h.14 
 
Hamlet, Fourth Quarto, [1622]. 
Bodleian Shelfmark: Arch. G d.41 
 
Hamlet, Fourth Quarto, [1622]. 
Folger Shelfmark: STC 22278 
Copy 1

Hamlet, Fourth Quarto, [1622]. 
Folger Shelfmark: STC 22278 
Copy 2

Hamlet, Fourth Quarto, [1622]. 
Folger Shelfmark: STC 22278 
Copy 3 
 
Hamlet, Fourth Quarto, [1622]. 
Huntington Shelfmark: 69308 
 
Hamlet, Fifth Quarto, 1637. 
British Library Shelfmark: C.34.k.5 
 
Hamlet, Fifth Quarto, 1637. 
Bodleian Shelfmark: Arch. G d.40 

Hamlet, Fifth Quarto, 1637. 
Bodleian Shelfmark: 4o Z 3(6) Art.Seld. 
 
Hamlet, Fifth Quarto, 1637. 
Edinburgh Shelfmark: JA 3735 
 
Hamlet, Fifth Quarto, 1637. 
Folger Shelfmark: STC 22279 
Copy 1 
 
Hamlet, Fifth Quarto, 1637. 
Folger Shelfmark: STC 22279 
Copy 2 
 
Hamlet, Fifth Quarto, 1637. 
Folger Shelfmark: STC 22279 
Copy 3 
 
Hamlet, Fifth Quarto, 1637. 
Folger Shelfmark: STC 22279 
Copy 4 
 
Hamlet, Fifth Quarto, 1637. 
Folger Shelfmark: STC 22279 
Copy 5 
 
Hamlet, Fifth Quarto, 1637. 
Huntington Shelfmark: 69309 
 
Hamlet, Fifth Quarto, 1637. 
National Library of Scotland Shelfmark: Bute.476 

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