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About the Internet Shakespeare Editions

The aim of the Internet Shakespeare Editions is to inspire a love of Shakespeare's works in a world-wide audience.
 To do so, we will create and publish works for the student, scholar, actor, and general reader in a form native to the medium of the Internet: scholarly, fully annotated texts of Shakespeare's plays, multimedia explorations of the context of Shakespeare's life and works, and records of his plays in performance.

The Internet Shakespeare Editions Incorporated

The Internet Shakespeare Editions (ISE) is a non-profit corporation, created by letters patent of the Federal Government of Canada. It is affiliated with the University of Victoria both through its academic structure and through the support of the Innovation Development Corporation (IDC), the developmental arm of the University.

Founding officers:

President and Coordinating Editor
Michael Best
Vice-President and Communications Director
Roberta Livingstone
Secretary and representative of the IDC and the University of Victoria
Tim Walzak

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The Internet Shakespeare Editions are made possible by support from:

University of Victoria logo SSHRC logo IDC logo Athabasca logo Oracle logo
The University of Victoria The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Innovation Development Corporation Athabasca University Oracle Corporation Canada
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This site is a supporter of the Blue Ribbon Online Free Speech Campaign.

The Foyer

This section of the site collects all materials that deal with the overall structure of the Editions

The structure and design of the Editions

See also the page on the Internet Shakespeare Editions as a non-profit organization.

The Library

The Library contains fully refereed materials only.

Currently available:

In development:

  • The texts of the plays, with commentary, and electronic versions of the originals
  • Supporting critical materials
  • Editions of Renaissance works of relevance in Shakespeare studies
  • Theatrical and performance archives

The Theater

The Theater will contain a growing database of performance records, both from collections and archives of historical collections, and from current productions of participating companies, festivals, and Theater departments.

As an introduction to the kinds of materials that will be made available, the site currently provides a series of illustrative pages developed from a recent production of Romeo and Juliet by the Theatre Department at the University of Victoria.

Guidelines have also been established for the acquisition and display of all performance materials.

The Annex

The Annex makes available various materials in a more informal format: drafts, discussions, and non-refereed texts that will nonetheless be useful to Shakespeare scholars.

At present, the Annex offers the following resources:

This page last updated on 10 January 2003. © Internet Shakespeare Editions 1996-2003.