The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1150  Monday, 27 June 2005

From:           Steve Roth <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Saturday, 25 Jun 2005 09:55:56 -0700
Subject: 16.1139 Hamletworks
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.1139 Hamletworks

 >Has the debut of Hamletworks been neglected on this list?

It certainly has.

While the documents and other supplementary materials are interesting,
it would be easy for people to miss what's truly stunning about this site.

o Click Browse HW.

o Click Linked Enfolded Hamlet.
(If you have a slow connection click one the line ranges instead.)

o Click on any line number.

You get the full updated (to date) variorum content (collation and
commentary) on that line--all of Furness (vetted by the Variorum team)
plus much, much more that they've assembled and developed--for some
lines, up to and including commentary from the latest editions.

For one example: on TLN 313 (too too sallied/solid) I count 28 pages of
single-spaced commentary, ranging from 1723 to 2002.

It is a work in progress--some lines still have no commentary at all
(like, for instance, all of V.ii), and you even run across some
remaining notes the editors have written to each other--but it's a
fairly magisterial work in progress.


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