Center for Educational Computing Initiatives

The Shakespeare Electronic Archive

The aim of the Shakespeare Electronic Archive is to create an easily used system in which electronic texts of Shakespeare's plays are closely linked to digital copies of primary materials.

Comparing multiple resources
Comparing multiple resources

Now available at MIT, the Folger Shakespeare Library, and the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon, this research archive includes images of all pages of the Shakespeare First Folio of 1623, including all press variants, all copies of Hamlet First Quarto (1603) and Second Quarto (1604/5), 1500 works of Hamlet art and illustration, and several digitized Hamlet films, including the Forbes-Robertson silent film (1913), the Ragnar Lyth Swedish TV film (1982), and the filmed record of the Richard Burton theater production, directed by John Gielgud (1964).

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