‘Mark the Play’: Electronic Editions of Shakespeare and Video Content

  • Brett Hirsch University of Victoria
  • Stewart Arneil University of Victoria
  • Greg Newton University of Victoria
Keywords: Shakespeare, digital video


From world-wide archival film footage, to recordings of amateur and professional productions, and, of course, user-generated content uploaded to YouTube, the last decade has seen an explosion in the production and dissemination of Shakespeare in digital video form. The challenge facing researchers is no longer to acquire and amass this video data, but rather to develop the methods and tools to accurately and dynamically navigate, search, and interact with the data.

Author Biography

Stewart Arneil, University of Victoria

Reprint (Original published 2009)