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Enhanced Shakespearean Corpus

Resources from the Encyclopedia of Shakespeare's Language Project


Welcome to the information and data release website for the ESC.

About the ESC

The ESC is a set of linguistic corpora developed in support of the Encyclopedia of Shakespeare's Language.

Corpus access on CQPweb

We have made the main ESC corpora accessible on Lancaster University's CQPweb server. Once you have signed up, you will be able to search the corpora via the direct links provided below. Please note that the versions currently accessible via these links are pre-final and contain known errors which will be fixed in the final version.

(1) ESC: First Folio Plus (ESC: Folio)


(2) ESC: Comparative Plays (ESC: Comp)


(3) ESC: EEBO-TCP Segment (ESC: EEBO)


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