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Most cuttering can be done by following the directions in “Basic Cuttering.” However, there are many situations that these directions don’t quite cover, or that need further explanation. These situations will be covered here.
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  1. Shakespeare has his own Dewey number, 822.33. Under that number is a chart/list of topics and all of his works.

 

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( Option: Sub arrange works about and by Shakespeare according to the following table, which may be adapted for use with any specific author:

A

Authorship controversies

B

Biography

D

Critical appraisal
Class critical appraisal of individual works in O-Z .

E

Textual criticism
Class textual criticism of individual works in O-Z .

F

Sources, allusions, learning

G

Societies, concordances, miscellany

H

Quotations, condensations, adaptations

I

Complete works in English without notes

J

Complete works in English with notes

K

Complete works in translation

L

Partial collections in English without notes

M

Partial collections in English with notes

N

Partial collections in translation

>O-Z

Individual works
Use the first number of each pair for texts, the second for description and critical appraisal

Class poems in 821.3 .

>O-R

Comedies

O1-2

All's well that ends well

O3-4

As you like it

O5-6

The comedy of errors

O7-8

Love's labour's lost

P1-2

Measure for measure

P3-4

The merchant of Venice

P5-6

The merry wives of Windsor

P7-8

A midsummer night's dream

Q1-2

Much ado about nothing

Q3-4

The taming of the shrew

Q5-6

The tempest

Q7-8

Twelfth night

R1-2

The two gentlemen of Verona

R3-4

The winter's tale

>S-V

Tragedies

S1-2

Antony and Cleopatra

S3-4

Coriolanus

S5-6

Cymbeline

S7-8

Hamlet

T1-2

Julius Caesar

T3-4

King Lear

T5-6

Macbeth

T7-8

Othello

U1-2

Pericles

U3-4

Romeo and Juliet

U5-6

Timon of Athens

U7-8

Titus Andronicus

V1-2

Troilus and Cressida

>W-X

Histories

W1-2

Henry IV, parts 1-2

W3-4

Henry V

W5-6

Henry VI, parts 1-3

W7-8

Henry VIII

X1-2

King John

X3-4

Richard II

X5-6

Richard III

Y

Poems
(Optional numbers; prefer 821.3 )

Y1-2

General works

Y3-4

Venus and Adonis

Y5-6

The rape of Lucrece

Y7-8

Sonnets

Z

Spurious and doubtful works)

 

 

 

 

 

  1. We do not Cutter for Shakespeare when this Dewey number is used. Instead, we construct a Cutter number using the chart. What you use from the chart depends on what kind of book you have.

 

  1. General books about Shakespeare:
    1. Check the 600 field subheadings Examples are Criticism and interpretation; Homes and haunts; etc.
    2. Look at the chart in Dewey for the letters on general topics
    3. Use a 2 line Cutter
      1. Ex.: A criticism of Shakespeare’s works by Anthony Holden. Holden is the main entry; the title is Drama of love

822.33            -Shakespeare’s Dewey +

D                     -from the chart (for critical appraisal) +

 H726d           -Cutter for Holden with work mark from title =

 

822.33

D

H726d

  1. Individual works by Shakespeare

Look at the chart for Shakespeare’s plays in Dewey. Note that the plays, etc. are grouped in categories: Comedies, tragedies, and so on.  Each play has two numbers—one for the actual play and the second for criticism

  1. For the Text (the actual play), use the letter and first number, followed by a letter and number for the editor of the play (do not Cutter for Shakespeare!)

 

Ex.: a text of “The merry wives of Windsor” edited by David Crane.

 

822.33            -Shakespeare’s Dewey +

P5                    -the first of the numbers from the chart for “Merry wives of Windsor” +

c8                    -lower case letter and number from Crane’s Cutter (C891) =

 

822.33

P5c8

 

  1. For a criticism of the play, use the letter and the second number, followed by a letter and number for the main entry (if 100) or editor (if title main entry). Do not Cutter for Shakespeare!

 

 

 

Ex.: a criticism of “The merry wives of Windsor” by William Bracy.

 

            822.33            -Shakespeare’s Dewey +

P6                   - the second number from the chart for           “The merry wives of Windsor” +

b7                    -lower case letter and number from Bracy’s Cutter (B797) =

822.33

P6b7

 

  1.  For more than one comedy, tragedy, etc.:
    1. If there are three or fewer, Cutter for the first named.
    2. If there are four or more, or the book is a criticism of that category of play, use the following:

 

  1. Use the Dewey 822.33 +
  2. On the Dewey chart, look at the first line for the category (i.e., O-R for Comedies). Use the first letter for the second line: O +
  3. For the third line, Cutter for the main entry

Ex.: a study of Shakespeare’s comedies by C.L. Barber titled “Shakespeare's festive comedy.” The first 6xx field is:

Shakespeare, William, ‡d 1564-1616 ‡x Comedies

 

Following the directions above gives us the call number:

            822.33

            O

            B234s