Sunday, October 11, 2009

'Romeo and Juliet' on Wordle

Above, a Wordle of the whole text of Romeo and Juliet, the first of the entire works of Shakespeare that we'll be showing over the next month or so - when complete, there will be a full slideshow, to compare the plays, as well as a commentary.

Wordles are created by Jonathan Feinberg's online tool here; the more times the word appears in the text, the larger the word. In our Shakespeare Wordles, the entire text, including the name indicators of the characters before they speak, is included. Thus you can see how relatively dominant a character is in each play, as well as spot recurring ideas and themes. Our Wordles use different numbers of 'maximum words'. Click on the image for a closer view.

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