Internet Shakespeare Editions

Benefits of becoming a Friend of the ISE

When you become a Friend of the ISE you will enjoy additional features and benefits. 

1. A print-ready view of each page. 
When accessing the site as a Friend of the ISE, an icon in the Toolbox on each page will allow you to generate a version of the page formatted for printing, without unnecessary navigational signs and graphics. The page can also, of course, be copied and pasted into a word processor.
2. A personal annotation interface.
Friends of the ISE can create annotations for any page on the website. Accessed through the Toolbox, annotations are print-ready and can be saved for future reference. Teachers can create social readings of the texts by using this tool in the classroom.
3. A printable page of all annotations to a scene.
Our team of international editors provide thorough annotations to Shakespeare’s plays and poems. As a Friend, you will have the option of printing all these annotations for future reference.
4. A formatted citation for each page.
A pop-up window, accessed from the Toolbox, provides accurate MLA and standard British citations. These can be pasted into a word processor document.
5. Acknowledgement. 
Lifetime Friends of the ISE will have the option of being acknowledged on a dedicated page of our site.
6. Updates on progress on the site.
Friends of the ISE have the option of receiving our biannual newsletter, The Herald. You will learn about our most recent publications, technical improvements to the site, some tips on how to use the website, and new features as we develop them—see our vision for some examples of where we plan to go next.

Global benefits

When you become a Friend of the ISE, you are supporting a resource that hundreds of thousands of visitors around the world use every day for teaching, research, information about performance, and enjoyment of a playwright whom many regard as the finest in English literature. Our mission is to continue to provide access to the most current scholarship and extensive resources that support research and education. You will also be enhancing the wider accessibility of scholarly materials, and of resources on early modern authors other than Shakespeare.

1. Global outreach.
Our website allows individuals and students from smaller institutions around the world to freely access high-quality materials, which would otherwise be unavailable. 
2. Early modern drama other than Shakespeare.
The ISE provides the platform for two sibling organizations to publish early modern drama: The Queen's Men Project (University of McMaster), and the Digital Renaissance Editions (University of Western Australia). We are incubating these projects, making our software and services available for no charge.

Become a Friend of the ISE