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Shakespeare Census

Nearly everyone has read Shakespeare at some point in their life, but few have had the chance to read the original editions. Shakespeare Census has compiled a database of 1,843 "extant copies of all editions of Shakespeare's works through 1700, excluding the folios." Readers may wish to begin by reading the About page for information on navigating the site. On the home page, visitors will find a list of all of the Bard's works. Clicking on a specific text will take you to a list of publications, organized by edition. This listing also gives the year of publication, the number of existent copies, and more. Selecting a particular edition opens a list of library locations of original texts, along with provenance and copy-specific notes on the texts (accessible by clicking on a library name). For organization purposes, each copy has "a unique identifier, the SC #." Readers interested in viewing digitized versions of the original texts can click the camera icon on the right side of each listing. One could spend hours simply browsing the enormous collection, but users interested in a specific text can use the Search function in the top right of the website. Shakespeare Census is a work in progress and hopes to continue expanding its collection as more texts are discovered.
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December 20th, 2019
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December 16th, 2019 at 11:31am
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December 16th, 2019 at 12:38pm
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