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PD *Comedy of Errors* now on the SHAKSPER Fileserver
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 20. Friday, 24 Jan 1992.
 
 
From:		Ken Steele <
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Date:		Friday January 24, 1992
Subject:	PD *Comedy of Errors* on SHAKSPER Fileserver
 
As many of you are no doubt aware, the SHAKSPER Fileserver is fast
becoming a repository for a wide range of public domain electronic
texts of Shakespeare.  Special thanks to Tom Horton, who has submitted
the "Cornmarket facsimile" of Thomas Hull's 1793 adaptation of the
*Comedy of Errors*, which is now available as CORNMARK ERRORS SHAKSPER.
 
(If anyone has public domain texts of Shakespeare, or conference
papers or articles which might be of interest to SHAKSPEReans, please
contact 
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Following is a brief excerpt of the provenance information and the
first few speeches of the text.  -- k.s.
 
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[This text is Thomas Hull's (1728-1808) adaptation of Shakespeare's play Comedy
of Errors.   The text was entered from the Cornmarket Press's 1971 facsimile of
the 1793 published edition of this adaptation.  It was entered by the staff of
the (then) Edinburgh University Computing Center before 1982 as part of a
research project involving Andrew Morton and Sidney Michaelson; the text was
re-formatted with by Tom Horton in 1983.   The book from which it was entered
exists in the University of Edinburgh's main library; here is the on-line
catalogue information on it:
 
   Call Number:  .82233/S4
   AUTHOR: Shakespeare , William  , 1564-1616
   TITLE: The comedy of errors / [adapted by] Thomas Hull
   IMPRINT: London : Cornmarket Press 1971
   PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 50 p ; 19 cm
   NOTE: Facsimile reprint of the 1793 ed.
   OTHER AUTHORS: Hull, Thomas
   OTHER TITLES: The Comedy of errors
   CSN: ocm00977040
 
Tom Horton has submitted this e-text to the SHAKSPER Global Electronic
Conference <SHAKSPER@utoronto.bitnet>.  It may be FREELY distributed for
scholarly, educational, or literary purposes, so long as this paragraph remains
intact, and no fee or copyright is claimed.  Use of this text for commercial
purposes is strictly forbidden.]
 
<T The Comedy of Errors>
<AUTHOR W.SHAKESPEARE--revised heavily!>
<Z THOMAS HULL 1793, CORNMARKET FACSIMILE>
<LANG ENGLISH>
<DATE 8-2-82> <TIME 16.40>
 
<Act 1>
<Scene 1>
<Z Sc A hall. Duke, Aegeon, Two Officers, Tailor, Four Guards,
and Attendants discovered>
<Q Aegeon>Proceed, Salinus, to procure my fall,
And terminate, by this, thy rig'rous doom,
Aegeon's life and miseries together.
<Q Duke>Merchant of Syracuse, plead no more.
The enmity and discord which, of late,
Sprung from the ranc'rous outrage of your duke,
To merchants, our well-dealing countrymen,
(Who, wanting guilders to redeem their lives,
Have seal'd his rig'rous statutes with their blood)
Excludes all pity from our threat'ning looks.
For since the mortal and intestine jars
'Twixt thy seditious countrymen and us,
It hath in solemn synods been decreed,
Both by the Syracusans and ourselves,
T'admit no traffic to our adverse towns.
Nay, more - If any, born at Ephesus,
Be seen at Syracusan marts or fairs:
Again - If any Syracusan born,
Come to the bay of Ephesus, he dies;
His goods confiscate to the duke's dispose,
Unless a thousand marks be levied
To quit the penalty, and ransom him.
Thy substance, valued at the highest rate,
Cannot amount unto an hundred marks;
Therefore, by law, thou art condemn'd to die.
 
 
 
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