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Old 09-16-2008, 03:13 PM   #1
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Shakespeare..Any good formatting out there?

Im having a helluva time coming up with reasonable copies of Shakespeares plays. I have:

1) Converted a pdf from google books to a word file to a mobi file...fonts got all screwed up, tried fixing it, inserted TOC etc, but still hard to read the verse properly

2) purchased 2 different versions from Amazon...both are crap...

Does anyone have another source out there reading shakespeare on continuous lines instead of the way the verse was written is unbearable.

if anyone wants a pdf or word doc of the complete works, let me know.
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Old 09-16-2008, 04:00 PM   #2
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There are several titles here at MobileRead (but not all are plays).

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20578 [A Midsummer Night's Dream]
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17650
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17652
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17649
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17651

Feedbooks.com

http://feedbooks.com/book/2846 [Hamlet]

Manybooks.net
http://manybooks.net/titles/shakespeetext94shaks12.html [The Complete Works of William Shakespeare]
http://manybooks.net/search.php?search=shakespear [more Shakespeare and related]

I have not downloaded or looked at any of these titles personally but they're all free and might have what you're looking for.
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Old 09-17-2008, 04:22 PM   #3
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There are several titles here at MobileRead (but not all are plays).

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20578 [A Midsummer Night's Dream]
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17650
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17652
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17649
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17651

Feedbooks.com

http://feedbooks.com/book/2846 [Hamlet]

Manybooks.net
http://manybooks.net/titles/shakespeetext94shaks12.html [The Complete Works of William Shakespeare]
http://manybooks.net/search.php?search=shakespear [more Shakespeare and related]

I have not downloaded or looked at any of these titles personally but they're all free and might have what you're looking for.
Daffy--Thanks for the links. I was familiar with the majority of those, but had not visited Manybooks.net. great site. Unfortunately the version of the Bard's complete works is the same as others i have gotten from gutenburg and google books..no TOC and it does not keep the lines in verse...
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Is there any good HTML source for Shakespeare ? I'd like to add his complete works on Feedbooks, and of course, they will have a proper TOC.
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Old 09-17-2008, 06:30 PM   #5
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Is there any good HTML source for Shakespeare ? I'd like to add his complete works on Feedbooks, and of course, they will have a proper TOC.
Will this site work for you? You have the option of the whole play (or whatever) on one page.
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Old 09-17-2008, 06:54 PM   #6
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Old 09-18-2008, 03:33 AM   #7
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Thank you both, here's Macbeth: http://www.feedbooks.com/book/2935
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Old 09-18-2008, 05:00 AM   #8
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The first line of each speaker is indented in both ePub and MOBI. I enclose screenshots from Digital Editions and Mobipocket Reader and the original MIT web page in FireFox (no indent). The PDF version does the same thing (and the Sony PDF's font is too large for plays).

FBReader does not break at the end of each line with the MOBI version, but the ePub looks good.
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Old 09-18-2008, 05:09 AM   #9
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The first line of each speaker is indented in both ePub and MOBI. I enclose screenshots from Digital Editions and Mobipocket Reader and the original MIT web page in FireFox (no indent). The PDF version does the same thing (and the Sony PDF's font is too large for plays).

FBReader does not break at the end of each line with the MOBI version, but the ePub looks good.
I'll change the CSS and add:
blockquote + p {text-indent: 0.0em;}

Don't know how it'll work for Mobipocket though, they probably add this indent automatically on p tags.

You can change the PDF font size using the custom PDF option.
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Old 09-18-2008, 07:55 AM   #10
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Don't know how it'll work for Mobipocket though, they probably add this indent automatically on p tags.
They do. You can avoid an indent in Mobi either by saying:

<p width="0">

or by using a "<br>" rather than a "<p>".

Look here for more information.
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as the Bard would say..."oh hellz yes"

Thanks for working on this people's...ill take a look at macbeth a little later. In the meantime im going to try to get my money back from Amazon for these unreadable texts.
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Old 09-19-2008, 11:08 AM   #12
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got a chance to download macbeth, hamlet and romeo and juliet. thank you so much for putting these up. they are by far the best formatted ebooks of shakespeare
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I got a Complete Works off of KindleKorner on Yahoo. Not sure who did it, but it is nicely formatted and has a good TOC.
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All of his plays are online now: http://www.feedbooks.com/author/494
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Thanks, Hadrien.
Now to download the "Scottish Play"...

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