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How To Search THE FOURTH 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 (1-916) 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 Fourth Folio, from fl1 to Cccc2v, 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.
  • 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 Fourth Folio has several anomalous signatures due to misprinting. You can search those pages according to the following table, which also includes all the signatures of the preliminaries.

Image # Signature
1 [pi]1, [pi]1r
2 [pi]1v
3 [pi]2, [pi]2r
4 [pi]2v
5 [pi]A1, [pi]A1r
6 [pi]A1v
7 [pi]A2, [pi]A2r
8 [pi]A2v
9 [pi]A3, [pi]A3r
10 [pi]A3v
11 [pi]A4, [pi]A4r
12 [pi]A4v
25 B1.Temp, B1r.Temp
26 B1v.Temp
27 B2.Temp, B2r.Temp
28 B2v.Temp
29 B3.Temp, B3r.Temp
30 B3v.Temp
37 C1.TGV, C1r.TGV
38 C1v.TGV
39 C2.TGV, C2r.TGV
40 C2v.TGV
41 C3.TGV, C3r.TGV
42 C3v.TGV
53 C3.wiv, C3r.Wiv, D3.Wiv, D3r.Wiv
54 C3v.wiv, D3v.Wiv
243 U2.forU2, U2r.forU2, U2.forU2r, U2r.forU2r
244 U2v.forU2v
245 U3, U3r, U2.forU3, U2r.forU3, U2.forU3r, U2r.forU3r
246 U3v, U2v.forU3v
285 Bb1, Bb1r, B1.John, B1r.John
286 Bb1v, B1v.John
287 Bb2, Bb2r, B2.John, B2r.John
288 Bb2v, B2v.John
289 Bb3, Bb3r, B3.John, B3r.John
290 Bb3v, B3v.John
297 Cc1, Cc1r, C1.John, C1r.John
298 Cc1v, C1v.John
299 Cc2, Cc2r, C2.John, C2r.John
300 Cc2v, C2v.John
301 Cc3, Cc3r, C3.John, C3r.John
302 Cc3v, C3v.John
313 Dd3, Dd3r, D3.R2, D3r.R2
314 Dd3, D3v.R2
429 Oo1, Oo1r, Pp1.2H6, Pp1r.2H6
430 Oo1v, Pp1v.2H6
441 Pp1.3H6, Pp1v.3H6
442 Pp1v.3H6
553 *Aaa3, *Aaa3r, Aa3, Aa3r
554 *Aaa3v, Aa3v
597 *Eee1, *Eee1r, Eee1.Rom, Eee1r.Rom
598 *Eee1v, Eee1v.Rom
599 *Eee2, *Eee2r, Eee2.Rom, Eee2r.Rom
600 *Eee2v, Eee2v.Rom
661 Eee1.Mac, Eee1r.Mac
662 Eee1v.Mac
663 Eee2.Mac, Eee2r.Mac
664 Eee2v.Mac
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 Fourth 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 Icon to display the corresponding page

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 210 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.
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