Pepperdine University Libraries is now trialing the Editions and Adaptations of Shakespeare database. This resource includes full text of 11 major editions of Shakespeare’s works, ranging from Shakespeare’s First Folio to the Cambridge edition of 1863-1866.
Editions and Adaptations of Shakespeare also includes text of the First Folio of 1623, as well as the original quarto printings of individual plays. 18th and 19th century editions of Shakespeare’s plays are also featured and allow scholars to trace the development of the modern Shakespeare text. 24 contemporary printings of the Bard of Avon’s plays are also highlighted, as well as selected apocrypha, related works, and over 100 adaptations and sequels from the past three centuries.
Researchers can search by keyword, edition, genre, play/poem title, author, speaker, and publication date. Search options allow users to limit searches to plays and poems with associated text, plays and poems only, songs and lyrics only, stage instructions only, cast lists only, or the entire database.