Friday, March 28, 2008

The Will of Will

In a previous post, Literary Manuscripts in the Digital Age, I referred to the will of William Shakespeare. A transcription of the will, published in Charles Williams’s abridgment of Edmund Chambers’s A Short Life of Shakespeare (Oxford, 1933), is available here.

The editor’s notes provide some information about the record itself as well as a glimpse of the process of editing historical manuscripts. For an interesting recent article on this latter topic, see

Image: Detail from Shakespeare’s funerary monument, Holy Trinity Church, Stratford Upon Avon, England, available from: