Shakespeare Concordance: A Great Resource

Ever wanted to know how many times the word ‘revenge’ appears in Hamlet? How about ‘love’ in Romeo and Juliet? Or every mention of ‘war’ in Shakespeare’s cannon?

If you don’t want to go through and count very carefully, then the Concordance of Shakespeare’s Complete Works is the site for you. Part of Open Source Shakespeare, the site allows interested parties to search or browse Shakespeare’s plays, sonnets, and long poems for/by words, phrases, parts of words. You can also view different works or different versions of the same works side by side and examine their similarities and differences.

The concordance is a tremendous scholarly resource and a good way of satisfying personal curiosity.

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About Kate O'Connor

Kate O'Connor works as Publicity & Outreach Director for Post5 Theatre, Literary Assistant and Office Manager for the Original Practice Shakespeare Festival, and Dramaturgy Intern for the Profile Theatre. She earned her M.St. in English Literature 1550-1700 at Lincoln College, University of Oxford and a BA in English from Stanford University. As an undergraduate she worked as the research assistant to Prof. David Riggs and as Literary Intern for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
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One Response to Shakespeare Concordance: A Great Resource

  1. Hi Kate, http://www.shakespeareswords.com is also great for this – in fact I prefer it!

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