The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.131  Friday, 14 March 2014


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

Date:         Friday, March 14, 2014

Subject:    Digital Texts


The Folger Library has announced:


An early gift in honor of Shakespeare's 450th birthday! We're pleased to announce that all 38 plays are now available in HTML format at


If you have not checked the Internet Shakespeare Editions lately, you should:


Currently, old-spelling diplomatic transcriptions of original editions and facsimiles of all the plays and peer-reviewed modern editions of the following plays and Venus and Adonis are available:


All’s Well That Ends Well



2 Henry 4

King John

Midsummer Night’s Dream



Richard 2

Romeo and Juliet

The Tempest

Venus and Adonis


Other plays are added regularly, and I hope that The Rape of Lucrece will follow shortly. 


The Internet Shakespeare Editions are the most scholarly editions available on the Internet. (Disclaimer: I am both an editor and member of the Editorial Board. I am also a contributor to the Making Waves: Friends of the ISE fundraising campaign and thus have the additional resource tools that such membership provides.)


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