Internet Shakespeare Editions

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New works published

If you are in the mood for a shout of English patriotism, or need a good fiery comment to fire at a teenager who is being unusually challenging, the ISE now has modern-spelling texts ready for you to quote.

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more,
Or close the wall up with our English dead!
( Henry V (Modern, Folio) – Act 3, scene 1)

I would there were no age between ten and three and twenty, or that youth would sleep out the rest, for there is nothing in the between but getting wenches with child, wronging the ancientry, stealing, fighting. . .
( The Winter's Tale (Modern) – Act 3, scene 3)

James Mardock's Henry V and Hardin Aasand's Winter's Tale are now fully published online. For each play you will find extensive introductory essays, explanatory notes on the language of the play, meticulous recording of textual variants, and a full complement of supplementary works from the period that provide a context for the study of Shakespeare's plays.

One of the most powerful features of a digitally published work is that it can be improved over time. In the next months we will be adding multimedia, both in the provision of extensive graphics and some video clips of performance.

More on the way

We have recently published modern-spelling texts of Othello, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Richard II and Henry IV, Part Two