Understanding Shakespeare is a collaborative project between JSTOR Labs and the Folger Shakespeare Library . It’s a research tool that allows students, educators and scholars to use the text of Shakespeare’s plays to quickly navigate into the scholarship written about them—line by line. Users simply click next to any line of text in a play and relevant articles from the JSTOR archive immediately load.
Currently, there are six plays available in Understanding Shakespeare: Hamlet, Henry V, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Twelfth Night. All editions of the plays are from the Folger Digital Texts, which are electronic versions of the Folger Editions.
Understanding Shakespeare is a free resource that is open to the public. The Folger Digital Texts are free to use for all non-commercial uses. Each article title links to the full-text on the main JSTOR website, which is available to people at participating institutions or with individual access to JSTOR. Many articles in Understanding Shakespeare are also available for online reading with a free Register and Read account.
For more information, please visit: http://labs.jstor.org/shakespeare.