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Paper Folios and Electronic Quartos
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 2, No. 185. Sunday, 14 Jul 1991.
 
(1)	Date:   Tue, 9 Jul 1991 12:10:09 CDT
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	Subj:	RE: SHK 2.0169  Replies: Recent Census of First Folios
 
(2)	Date: 	Thu, 11 Jul 1991 17:17:29 -0400
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	Subj: 	Quartos and Folios
 
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Date:    	Tue, 9 Jul 1991 12:10:09 CDT
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Subject: 2.0169  Replies: Recent Census of First Folios
Comment: 	RE: SHK 2.0169  Replies: Recent Census of First Folios
 
Here's the full citation for the recent Folio census (U.S. libraries):
Harold M. Otness, comp. +The Shakespeare Folio Handbook and
Census.+ Bibliographies and Indexes in World Literature 25. Westport:
Greenwood, 1990.
 
The revised +STC+ will list some copies of F1, although most entries
cite only 10-12 locations. The +STC+ office, Hougton Library, Harvard
Univ., Cambridge MA 02138, maintains lists of additional locations.
 
							Jim Harner
 
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Date: 		Thu, 11 Jul 1991 17:17:29 -0400
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Subject: 	Quartos and Folios
 
    Bravo for diversity, not to mention perversity!  Many thanks to Steve
Urkowitz for taking the trouble to put the RJ-MWW paper on the file
server, and many thanks to Ken Steele for making it available to the
rest of us.
 
     I am preparing a production of *Merry Wives*, and my first task
will be to read the two versions and make some hard choices.
Knowing both versions can only enrich the work of us performers and
help us give further matter for delight and reflection to the spectators.
(What are we going to do in our production with poor, erased or non-
erased Anne?)
 
     Question:  for Ken Steele or anyone else who might know the
answer.  Do Quarto and Folio versions exist anywhere online?  I have
read the SHAKSPER GUIDE's references to a Quarto-Folio database,
but it is not clear to me how such a database might be accessed.  My
question takes on urgency since, being blind, I have greater
independence with material that a computer can decipher.  Is it
possible to download varying versions of, say, *Merry Wives* for
purposes of comparison?
 
     Many thanks.
 
David Richman
University of New Hampshire

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	[Electronic versions of most Shakespearean Quartos and Folios
	have existed since 1963, when T.H. Howard-Hill began creating
	them for his series of Oxford Old-Spelling Shakespeare
	Concordances.  Those texts are still available from the Oxford
	University Computing Services Text Archive; see the relevant
	files from the SHAKSPER Fileserver for ordering information.
	The SHAKSPER Quarto/Folio Textbase is a set of these files I
	maintain personally.  While it is impossible to make these
	available to others, because of OUCS's licensing policies, I will
	reply as quickly as possible to any queries members might wish
	to make.  -- k.s.]
 

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