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Shakespeare Out of Place?

When Jonathan Hope and I did our initial Docuscope study of over 300 Renaissance plays, we found Shakespeare’s plays clustering together for the most part. One explanation for this clustering was that it was caused by something distinctive in Shakespeare’s writing, and that this authorial signature becomes visible in the same way genre does—at the […]

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Pre-Digital Iteration: The Lindstrand Comparator

I’ve just finished a terrific conference at Loyola organized by Suzanne Gosset on “The Future of Shakespeare’s Text(s).” This photo shows a device, used by one of the conference organizers Peter Shillingsburg, to perform manual collation of printed editions of texts. There is a long tradition of using optical collators to find and identify differences in […]

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