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Open Source Shakespeare:
An Experiment in Literary Technology

Being a paper submitted to fulfill the requirements for an M.A. in English
at George Mason University, describing the genesis and development of this Web site,
including a history of the Shakespeare texts contained therein,
and brief technical descriptions of the database and programming code.

by Eric M. Johnson

Table of Contents

Front material
Introduction: The History of Open Source Shakespeare
The Farm Boy and the Nonconformist: A History of the Globe Shakespeare
The Characteristics of the Globe Shakespeare Text
How Moby Shakespeare Took Over the Internet
The Editing and Structure of Open Source Shakespeare
Displaying the Texts
Conclusion: The Future of Open Source Shakespeare
APPENDIX A: Database structure and documentation
APPENDIX B: Marked-up play text, prepared for the parser
APPENDIX C: Parser source code