Shakespeare: His Life, Times, Works, And Sources

Shakespeare: His Life, Times, Works, And Sources PC CD-ROM documents images life 



Films For The Humanities & Sciences 



Shakespeare: Films For The Humanities & Sciences

This CD-ROM offers 169 documents and 5000 images featuring first folio editions of the Shakespeare's play and their sources. It contains contemporary pamphlets, newspapers, broadsheets depicting the social, political and literary environment of the time, personal documents and certificates, and details of the playwright's theater. It also includes background text written by Shakespeare scholar, Sam Schoenbaum.

Contents 1. Welcome 2. The Structure of the CD-ROM 3. System Requirements 4. Installation 5. Using Shakespeare: His Life, Times, Works, and Sources 6. Further Help 7. Copyright Statement 1. Welcome Welcome to this publication of Shakespeare: His Life, Times, Works, and Sources on CD-ROM. The CD-ROM contains: • The Sources of Shakespeare's Plays • Contemporary Pamphlets • Newspapers and Broadsheets • First Folio Editions of the Plays • Personal Documents and Certificates • Details of Theatres There is an internal guide to the documents and their significance pre-pared by Shakespearean scholar Professor Sam Schoenbaum. It is possible to produce high quality prints of the 16th/17th century documents from the disc. 2. The Structure of the CD-ROM Shakespeare: His Life, Times, Works, and Sources is structured in such a way as to make retrieval of information easy and also enjoyable. There are 169 individual scanned documents containing a total of about 5,000 images. These are collected into five groups, as follows: A. Prologue: The Life B. Shakespeare's Theatre C. The Social, Political and Literary Environment in Shakespeare's time D. Shakespeare's Sources E. The Text of Shakespeare Each scanned document is linked to a description, and also a profile (or index card). The root folder contains five chapters of background text—one for each of the groups of documents. These were written by Dr. Sam Schoenbaum. The profile contains three sections: Title: A short, descriptive title. Location/Full Title: The full title, plus location and details of the folio. Date: The date of production (if known), otherwise of publication. Note that a full text search (see Section 5) will also locate words in the profile fields. The description explains what you should expect to find in the document.

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