Thursday, September 21, 2006

Shakespeare Searched

I got this one from Peter Scott's Library Blog, a blog well worth watching. This is truly cool. Put in a word/topic. Select a play or character. And the search engine will return all quotes within that play or said by that character containing that word. It can be done using html versions of the plays and Control/Command F, but it isn't nearly as cool as this. Now I don't have to go to the Concordance to Shakespeare to find the perfect quote to put in a birthday or wedding card! What? Everyone doesn't do this? js

Shakespeare Searched "is a search engine designed to provide quick access to passages from Shakespeare's plays and sonnets. We cluster search results by topic, work, and character to make it easy to find exactly what you're looking for. From something as simple as identifying the speaker of a particular quote to discovering underlying thematic elements across works, Shakespeare Searched has you covered. This website is not a replacement for a copy of the text. It provides no analysis or footnotes. It is meant to supplement a traditional reading of a work"

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