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Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 214.  Monday, 7 September 1992.
 
(1)	From: 	Barry Rountree <WCONDEE@OUACCVMB>
	Date: 	September 6, 1992, 14:20:44 EST
	Subj:	[OTA Quartos and Folios]
 
(2)	From:	Jay L Halio <
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	Date: 	Monday, September 7, 1992, 11:06:34 -0400
	Subj: 	Re:  SHK 3.0210  Assorted Queries (More Cheap Advice)
 
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From: 		Barry Roundtree <WCONDEE@OUACCVMB>
Date: 		September 6, 1992, 14:20:44 EST
Subject:	[OTA Quartos and Folios]
 
It's been a while ago, but I used the *Richard III* Q1 from the Oxford Text
Archives to check my own transcription of the quarto. There were several errors
in tagging, esp. concerning marginalia (word-wrap).  Also, there are variations
within the printing of a quarto, along with variations from printing to
printing, and these were either not noted or included without comment.
 
If you're trying to give students the feel for how quartos/folios read and
don't want to go to the expense of xeroxing, I think they're wonderful.  For
building a rehersal text, they're even better.  If you want to build vocabulary
lists by character/scene/whatever, I'd check through it first to see if all the
end tags are where they are supposed to be.  For comparison to another
transcription to check for accuracy, they are more than adequate and perhaps
unique in their portability.
 
In short, they're not authoritative (but neither is a facsimile, so why am I
complaining?), and they've got enough errors to make me nervous feeding them
into a parser straight off the network, but they are still incredibly useful.
 
Barry Rountree
Ohio University
 
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From: 		Jay L Halio <
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Date: 		Monday, September 7, 1992, 11:06:34 -0400
Subject: 3.0210  Assorted Queries (More Cheap Advice)
Comment: 	Re:  SHK 3.0210  Assorted Queries (More Cheap Advice)
 
To: Kevin Berland re: single vol Shakespeares
 
By all means have a look at the New Cambridge Shakespeare editions and the
single volume Oxfords as they appear.  The paperback volumes are reasonably
priced and sturdy enough, but the hardback ones (intended mainly for libraries)
are much more expensive.  The print is even better than the Ardens, and the
format similar, i.e. text in large type, collation in small type, commentary in
a typeface that is clear and larger than the collation. Good introductions,
too.
 
							Jay Halio
 

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