Introduction to Shakespeare’s plays

This assignment introduces students to the Early English Books Online database (EEBO), which provides digital facsimiles of early modern books, pamphlets, ballads, plays, and more printed from 1473-1700. What does this mean exactly? Well, thanks to EEBO, scholars & students can interact with and even search texts that would otherwise require them to travel long distances to, say, the British Library in London. Through this assignment, students are prompted to think more deeply about publication and editorial practices, and will analyze the material characteristics of books. Making use of the Early English Books Online database, you will perform a detailed visual analysis of Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus (1594, Q1) as well as a comparative analysis of your contemporary version (that is, the copy of Titus that you’re reading for class). This assignment ought to be typed in Word, double-spaced, 12-point font (Times New Roman or Garamond) with one-inch top & side margins. Please number and staple pages together for your section leader.