Use the text of Shakespeare’s plays to quickly navigate into the scholarship written about them
Understanding Shakespeare is a collaborative project between JSTOR Labs and the Folger Shakespeare Library. It’s a research tool that allows students, educators and scholars to use the text of Shakespeare’s plays to quickly navigate into the scholarship written about them—line by line. Users simply click next to any line of text in a play and relevant articles from the JSTOR archive immediately load.
The corresponding links to articles on JSTOR were created using a suite of textual analysis tools performed on the JSTOR archive. Understanding Shakespeare is a free resource that is open to the public. The Folger Digital Texts are free to use for all non-commercial uses. Each article title links to the full-text on the main JSTOR website, which is available to people at participating institutions.
The site is expected to be especially useful to upper-level undergraduate and graduate students. It may also be useful to educators teaching these plays, scholars writing about them, and even actors preparing their line-readings.