Note: Please refer to the class on “Verse” for the first bullets here as well as the videos posted on my Theatre History Online website.

  • prose vs. verse
  • iambic pentameter vs. other forms
  • manuscript vs. promptbook vs. print copy (see pics below)
  • versions vs. editions
  • quarto vs. folio
  • good quarto vs. bad quarto
  • conflation
  • variorum vs. concordance
  • original vs. facsimile
  • transcription vs. translation vs. transliteration (see Hebrew example below)
  • original pronunciation (OP) vs. modern
  • spoken decor
  • Ur-Hamlet(s)
  • authorship question and Anti-Stratfordians

Hamlet and Resources

Internet Shakespeare Editions

New Variorum of Hamlet

Open Source Shakespeare


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