Re: OTA Quartos and Folios
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 216. Wednesday, 9 September 1992.
From: Steve Urkowitz <
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1992, 22:01:56 EDT
Subject: 3.0210 Assorted Queries (More Cheap Advice)
Comment: Re: SHK 3.0210 Assorted Queries (More Cheap Advice)
Reply to David Richman: Gloog#%*, sqwaukles^&#@, spreeek bluomp and other
embarassed sounds. Gee, David. I haven't used the Oxford texts of quartos and
Folio at all. They sit in the "D" drive of my partitioned hard-disc, but I've
been afraid of the TACT software. They're e-greek to me. Ken Steele,
SHAKSPER's paterfamilias, put in a lot of time cleaning those text up while
he was working for Ian Lancashire at Toronto. He would know a lot about it,
and he was able to discover many flaws in the Wordcruncher base-texts.
But would you give (in exquisite detailed line drawings or small-word
instructions) your method for printing out the texts (reliable or not)? I
still use xeroxes and rubber cement to get the texts to classes and actors.