[Titus Andronicus]


[Titus Andronicus] [Electronic resource]


Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616


Wells, Stanley W., 1930- (ed.)


Distributed by the University of Oxford under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Download: zip



Editorial Practice

Encoding format: COCOA markup references used

Each text line corresponds with the same line in the copy text and begins with a space

* beginning a line instead of a space indicates a fully justified line -- i.e. a line where it is possible that the spelling has been affected by the compositor's need to fit several words to his measure

For folio texts the lineation corresponds with that established by Hinman, except that words broken at the end of a line are given in full at the end of the line in which they begin

Hyphenation has been retained when a word is broken over two lines

# (sometimes £ or %) appears in those situations where hyphenation has been retained because of a word breaking over two lines in the copy text and the word in question would most probably have had a hyphen anyway -- eg. lily-#livered man.

# (or sometimes £) is also used to distinguish some common homographs -- eg. "#will" (i.e. legacy) is distinguished from "will" (auxiliary verb)

When "carry-back" or "carry-forward" is used, the text line is reconstructed with the part that has been removed seperated off by a | (vertical bar symbol). In such cases indentation is removed, and all spacing is normalised

The full upper and lower case character set is used, with all spelling and typographical variations carefully preserved, with the exception of long and short s which are not distinguished. I/J and U/V are preserved

{} enclose italicised sections of the text

LC keywords

Plays -- England -- 16th century
Tragedies -- England -- 16th century

  • designation: Text data
  • size: (1 file : ca. 119 KB)
Source Description

Transcribed from: The most lamentable Romaine tragedie of Titus Andronicus : as it hath sundry times beene playde by the Right Honourable the Earle of Pembrooke, the Earle of Darbie, the Earl of Sussex, and the Lord Chamberlaine theyr seruants. -- At London : Printed by I.[ames] R.[oberts] for Edward White and are to be solde at his shoppe, at the little North doore of Paules, at the signe of the Gun, 1600.


Mode of access: Online. OTA website

Title proper supplied by cataloguer

Publication based on this text: The complete works / William Shakespeare ; general editors, Stanley Wells and Gary Taylor ; editors Stanley Wells ... [et al.] ; with introductions by Stanley Wells. -- Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1986. -- (Oxford Shakespeare). -- ISBN 0-19-812926-2.

Publication based on this text: The complete works / William Shakespeare ; general editors, Stanley Wells and Gary Taylor ; editors, Stanley Wells ... [et al.] ; with introductions by Stanley Wells ; and an essay on Shakespeare's spelling and punctuation by Vivian Salmon. -- Original-spelling ed. / Stanley Wells ... [et al.]. -- Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1986. -- (Oxford Shakespeare). -- ISBN 0-19-812919-X.

Another publication of interest: William Shakespeare : a textual companion / by Stanley Wells and Gary Taylor, with John Jowett and William Montgomery. -- Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1987. -- Partial contents: Pp. 69-109. The canon and chronology of Shakespeare's plays -- pp. 80-89. Function words. -- ISBN 0-19-812914-9.

Permanent URL