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These pages offer help with various features of Click "Symbols Used" to get an explanation of the symbols the editors have used mainly in commentary notes. Click on "Browsing HW" to get help accessing commentary notes (CN) and textual notes (TNM) for material textual notes, those that affect meaning, and TNI for immaterial textual notes), Click on "Searching HW" to get help when looking for particular words or phrases; searching help is also available directly when clicking on Search HW on the left bar of the home page. Clicking on "Enfolded Hamlet" will explain what can and cannot be found in this edition of Hamlet, developed specifically for this project. Clicking on "DjVu Plug-in" will explain how to download a necessary aid to viewing facsimile editions and other texts of interest. For information about the various texts and facsimiles available on the site, click the link in the side menu for the Introduction. Please contact us if you need help with any aspect of the website. Please note that some CNs for speeches are recorded at the first line of a speech: thus comments on "To be" as a whole can be found in 1710, while notes on individual words or phrases of the speech may be found in any of the lines, 1710-42.
The easiest way to find textual and commentary notes for particular line numbers in the text is to open the Enfolded Hamlet or the separate {Q2} or <F1> texts in Linked Enfolded Hamlet (web homepage, item 2) and click on any line number. The Through Line Number (TLN) is to the left of the text and the act-scene-line number is to the right. Clicking on the TLN to the left will bring you to the notes. From there you can return to the full text(s) and other lines to reach other notes, or you can navigate forward and backward from wherever you are in the notes. Hamletworks contains sets of entries detailing the textual and critical history of every line of the play. These entries are divided into three distinct types: Commentary Notes (CN), Material Textual Notes (TNM), and Immaterial Textual Notes (TNI). The hamletworks entries are searchable and browseable. N.b.: Hot links, that is, words and phrases highlighted in blue that turn red when your cursor crosses them (like searchable and browseable above connect to related areas of the site.
In addition to these materials, hamletworks presents a growing collection of digital facsimiles as well as diplomatic versions of important editions. Jesús Tronch is preparing a modernized version of the Enfolded Hamlet, which will appear in process in the Linked Enfolded Hamlet section. Like most of the hamletworks entries, these texts are fully searcheable. Texts may be found under the “editions / promptbooks” section of the website and searched through the “search hw texts" web page. Some links require the free, down-loadable DjVu plug-in (see the homepage for link and directions).