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Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 2, No. 282. Saturday, 2 Nov 1991.
 
 
(1)	From: 	Stephen Orgel <
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	Subj: 	The Yale Facsimile
	Date: 	Fri, 1 Nov 91 10:25:41 PST
 
(2)	Date: 	Sat, 2 Nov 1991 13:08:00 -0500
	From: 	William Proctor Williams <TB0WPW1@NIU.BITNET>
	Subj: 	Yale F1 Facs.
 
 
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From: 		Stephen Orgel <
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Subject: 	The Yale Facsimile
Date: 		Fri, 1 Nov 91 10:25:41 PST
 
I hope Liam Quin will not do his keyboarding from the Yale facsimile, which
is notoriously inaccurate, the result of the plates having been "cleaned
up" photographically; in the process commas became periods, semicolons
commas, etc.  Take a look at Fredson Bowers' review (I think it was in PQ),
in which he simply compared the text of one play, KJ, with the Yale copy
from which it had been photographed, and found dozens of errors.  For some
years Yale was issuing an errata slip--with a facsimile!
 
But even if the Yale facsimile were competently done, it would be a mistake
to use it to prepare a text, since the copy it derives from includes un-
corrected sheets.  The Norton Hinman facsimile is the only one that avoids
this problem.
 
Stephen Orgel
 
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Date: 		Sat, 2 Nov 1991 13:08:00 -0500
From: 		William Proctor Williams <TB0WPW1@NIU.BITNET>
Subject: 	Yale F1 Facs.
 
In creating PD Shakespeare texts we certainly don't want
to use the Yale facsimile of F1.  See Fredson Bowers' article
advising us of its problems.
 
William Proctor Williams   TB0WPW1@NIU
 

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