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Qs: Facsimiles; Desdemona's Guilt
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0283.  Thursday, 27 February 1997.

[1]     From:   Pevez Rizvi <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 26 Feb 97 14:55:56 GMT
        Subj:   Facsimiles

[2]     From:   Michelle Walker <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 26 Feb 1997 12:21:11 CST
        Subj:   Desdemona's Guilt


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From:           Pevez Rizvi <
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Date:           Wednesday, 26 Feb 97 14:55:56 GMT
Subject:        Facsimiles

I recently bought a paperback modern-type facsimile of the 1622 quarto
of Othello. [Someone asked about this a while ago. It is published by
Prentice-Hall as part of a current series called Shakespearean
Originals:  First Editions. Their aim is to print the first edition of
all plays in the canon, whether from a quarto or the Folio. They've
printed Q1 Hamlet, Q1 Henry V etc.]

I'd like to be able to buy a facsimile of the Folio. The Norton costs
100 pounds here in England and I imagine there are many like me who
can't justify the expense. A fellow Shakespeare enthusiast on the
internet has informed me of another facsimile published by Applause (New
York, 1995), editor Doug Moston. My local bookshop has tried lots of
computer searches and phone calls and are confident that it is not
available in the UK. They say that the cost of importing a single copy
for me from the States would be over 50 pounds.

Can any list members help me with the following questions?

* Is this Applause facsimile a good one? Is it 'diplomatic' or
photographic?
Is it edited in any way?
* Is there an outlet in the UK which can supply a copy at a reasonable
price?

* Are there any other facsimiles of F which are priced for the pockets
of private individuals rather than university libraries?

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From:           Michelle Walker <
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Date:           Wednesday, 26 Feb 1997 12:21:11 CST
Subject:        Desdemona's Guilt

I have a question that no one has seemed to be able to answer, or that I
haven't found the right sources.  At the end of "Othello"  Desdemona
accepts her death at Othello's hands and I want to know why.  I have
been searching our feeble library for possibilities and they are few and
far between.

Does anyone know where I should look/ How about some feedback?

My argument is that Desdemona seems to be an independent woman who would
not take any sh@t from a man, regardless of how much she loves him.

Thanks for any suggestions,  Michelle Walker
 

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