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How To Search THE THIRD FOLIO

This section will show you:

1. You can search by:

1.1 Direct Search
1.2 Title Search

1.1 Direct Search

        
Here you can search by either the image numbers or the signatures.

1.1.1 To search by the image numbers:

  • Type in 'Image #' box a required through page number of the MUSC copy (1-1042) and click on the GO button.
  • Please note that you can see the binding images of the copy by typing in the same box with one of the following numbers: 2000 (for the front board), 2001 (for the back board), 2002 (for the spine), and 2003 (for the fore edge).

1.1.2 To search by the signatures:

  • Type a signature of the Third Folio, from fl1 to ¶G6v, without the prefix 'sig.' in 'Signature' box and click on the GO button.
    NOTE: You can designate recto pages with or without an r. Both, e.g. A1r and A1, are valid.
  • Please type [pi] for π meaning preliminaries and [para] for ¶.
  • Please note that you can see the images of the flyleaves by typing in the same box from fl1 to fl7v.
  • Please note that you can see the binding images of the copy by typing in the same box with one of the following words: front (for the front board), back (for the back board), spine, and edge (for the fore edge).
  • The Third Folio has several anomalous signatures. You can search those pages according to the following table, which also includes all the signatures of the preliminaries and the flyleaves.

Image # Signature
1 fl1, fl1r
2 fl1v
3 fl2, fl2r
4 fl2v
5 fl3, fl3r
6 fl3v
7 fl4, fl4r
8 fl4v
9 [pi]A1, [pi]A1r
10 [pi]A1v
11 [pi]A2.for[pi]A2. [pi]A2r.for[pi]A2, [pi]A2.for[pi]A2r, [pi]A2r.for[pi]A2r
12 [pi]A2v.for[pi]A2v
13 [pi]A3, [pi]A3r, [pi]A2r.for[pi]A3, [pi]A2.for[pi]A3r, [pi]A2r.for[pi]A3r
14 [pi]A3v, [pi]A2v.for[pi]A3v
15 [pi]A4, [pi]A4r
16 [pi]A4v
17 [pi]b1, [pi]b1r
18 [pi]b1v
19 [pi]b2, [pi]b2r
20 [pi]b2v
21 [pi]b3, [pi]b3r
22 [pi]b3v
23 [pi]b4, [pi]b4r
24 [pi]b4v
25 [pi]b5, [pi]b5r
26 [pi]b5v
27 [pi]b6, [pi]b6r
28 [pi]b6v
537 Vu1, Vu1r, Vv1, Vv1r
538 Vu1v, Vv1v
539 Vu2, Vu2r, Vv2, Vv2r
540 Vu2v, Vv2v
541 Vu3, Vu3r, Vv3, Vv3r
542 Vu3v, Vv3v
543 Vu4, Vu4r, Vv4, Vv4r
544 Vu4v, Vv4v
545 Vu5, Vu5r, Vv5, Vv5r
546 Vu5v, Vv5v
547 Vu6, Vu6r, Vv6, Vv6r
548 Vu6v, Vv6v
969 [para]A1, [para]A1r
970 [para]A1v
971 [para]A2, [para]A2r
972 [para]A2v
973 [para]A3, [para]A3r
974 [para]A3v
975 [para]A4, [para]A4r
976 [para]A4v
977 [para]A5, [para]A5r
978 [para]A5v
979 [para]A6, [para]A6r
980 [para]A6v
981 [para]B1, [para]B1r
982 [para]B1v
983 [para]B2, [para]B2r
984 [para]B2v
985 [para]B3, [para]B3r
986 [para]B3v
987 [para]B4, [para]B4r
988 [para]B4v
989 [para]B5, [para]B5r
990 [para]B5v
991 [para]B6, [para]B6r
992 [para]B6v
993 [para]C1, [para]C1r
994 [para]C1v
995 [para]C2, [para]C2r
996 [para]C2v
997 [para]C3, [para]C3r
998 [para]C3v
999 [para]C4, [para]C4r
1000 [para]C4v
1001 [para]D1, [para]D1r
1002 [para]D1v
1003 [para]D2, [para]D2r
1004 [para]D2v
1005 [para]D3, [para]D3r
1006 [para]D3v
1007 [para]D4, [para]D4r
1008 [para]D4v
1009 [para]E1, [para]E1r
1010 [para]E1v
1011 [para]E2, [para]E2r
1012 [para]E2v
1013 [para]E3, [para]E3r
1014 [para]E3v
1015 [para]E4, [para]E4r
1016 [para]E4v
1017 [para]F1, [para]F1r
1018 [para]F1v
1019 [para]F2, [para]F2r
1020 [para]F2v
1021 [para]F3, [para]F3r
1022 [para]F3v
1023 [para]F4, [para]F4r
1024 [para]F4v
1025 [para]G1, [para]G1r
1026 [para]G1v
1027 [para]G2, [para]G2r
1028 [para]G2v
1029 [para]G3, [para]G3r
1030 [para]G3v
1031 [para]G4, [para]G4r
1032 [para]G4v
1033 [para]G5, [para]G5r
1034 [para]G5v
1035 [para]G6, [para]G6r
1036 [para]G6v
1037 fl5, fl5r
1038 fl5v
1039 fl6, fl6r
1040 fl6v
1041 fl7, fl7r
1042 fl7v
2000 front
2001 back
2002 spine
2003 edge



For the abbreviated forms of the play titles see here.

1.2 Title Search

        
Here you can search by titles either with the act, scene and line number or with the Through Line Numbers (TLN).

NOTE(1): The "Through Line Numbers" as established by Dr. Charleton Hinman in THE NORTON FACSIMILE: THE FIRST FOLIO OF SHAKESPEARE (copyright © 1968 by W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.), are used in this database by permission of W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. TLN's copyright information can be obtained by clicking on TLN: on the search page.

NOTE(2):The Through Line Numbers for the plays which are not in the First Folio and are added to the Third Folio are based on our counting.

1.2.1 To perform a search with the act, scene and line number:

  • Select the title from the drop-down menu.
  • Select the act, scene, and line number required from the drop-down menu of each box. As you proceed in selecting the act, scene and line number in this order, the image will be shown at the moment the required folio page is identified.

    NOTE: The act and scene divisions and the line numbers are based on The Riverside Shakespeare, ed. by G. Blakemore Evans (Houghton Mifflin, 1974) and The Shakespeare Apocrypha, ed. by C. F. Tucker Brooke (1908, repri. Oxford University Press, 1967).

1.2.2 To perform a search with the TLN:

  • Select the title from the drop-down menu.
  • Select the range of TLN from the drop-down menu.

2 You can navigate the page by:

2.1 Image size selection buttons
2.2 Forward and backward buttons
2.3 Printable image button
2.4 Icons to display the corresponding page
2.5 Icons to display close-ups

2.1 Image size selection buttons

To select the image sizes, click on one of the four buttons; S (for small),M (for medium),L (for large) or XL (for extra large). The default size is S.
        
Please note that the volume of the image files for these different sizes are approximately 35 KB, 50 KB, 180 KB and 550 KB accordingly.

2.2 Forward and backward buttons

Foward and backward buttons will display the pages immediately before or after the current page.

Please note that the forward and backward buttons function only within the folio pages or the binding images. You cannot move from the folio pages to the binding images or vice versa.

2.3 Printable image button

To display the printable image of the page displayed, click on the printable image button:
        
The printable image will be displayed in another window with white-coloured background. The volume of the file offered here is approximately 250 KB.

2.4 Icon to display the corresponding page

To display the corresponding page of other Folios, click on the icon in the upper right corner.
           
The meaning of "the corresponding page of other Folios" is the page which includes the first line of the current page.

2.5 Icons to display close-ups

To display the close-up images of the marginal notes, click on the icons attached to the appropriate locations around the page image:
        

Although underlines are not regarded as "annotation" in the First Folio(the Meisei Copy), they are regarded as "annotation" here. They are usually but not always accompanied by some marginal annotations.
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