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Re: Vickers's Review; Shakespeare's Reading
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0086. Thursday, 3 February 1994.
 
(1)     From:   William Godshalk <GODSHAWL@UCBEH>
        Date:   Wednesday, 02 Feb 1994 20:04:13 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Brian Vickers and Q1
 
(2)     From:   William Godshalk <GODSHAWL@UCBEH>
        Date:   Wednesday, 02 Feb 1994 19:49:17 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0064  Q: Shakespeare's Reading
 
 
(1)----------------------------------------------------------------------------
From:           William Godshalk <GODSHAWL@UCBEH>
Date:           Wednesday, 02 Feb 1994 20:04:13 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Brian Vickers and Q1
 
Some while ago, someone (I can't remember who) asked about Vickers' review of
the Holderness and Loughrey edition of the first quarto HAMLET. There's an
interesting reply by Evert Sprinchorn (Dept. of Drama, Vassar) in TLS 21 Jan.
1994, p. 15. He points out a major problem with the theory of memorial
reconstruction: actors generally have superior memories. He gives a good deal
of evidence to substantiate this claim. If Q1 were indeed a version of the Q2
script, it could not have been the product of memorial reconstruction by
actors. Actors would have done a much better job. So says Evert Sprichorn.
 
Yours,
Bill Godshalk
 
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From:           William Godshalk <GODSHAWL@UCBEH>
Date:           Wednesday, 02 Feb 1994 19:49:17 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 5.0064  Q: Shakespeare's Reading
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0064  Q: Shakespeare's Reading
 
Elihu,
 
You probably know Henry Anders, SHAKESPEARE'S BOOKS, who tried to do what you
asked for, but didn't. It's a start.
 
Are you proposing a joint project for the network? Or are you looking for a
contract? I'll bet Garland would be interested. You can write to Phyllis
Korper at Garland.
 
Yours,
Bill Godshalk
 

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