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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0546.  Friday, 9 May 1997.

[1]     From:   David Dyal <
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        Date:   Thursday, 08 May 1997 08:04:20 -0700
        Subj:   Newer Editions of WS

[2]     From:   Jeff Myers <
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        Date:   Thursday, 08 May 1997 13:18:01 GMT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.0542  Re: Norton Shakespeare

[3]     From:   William Proctor Williams <
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        Date:   Thursday, 08 May 97 10:30
        Subj:   Re: SHK 8.0542  Re: Norton Shakespeare


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From:           David Dyal <
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Date:           Thursday, 08 May 1997 08:04:20 -0700
Subject:        Newer Editions of WS

I've noticed on the list that a couple of new editions of Shakespeare
are available.  I have the old '74 Riverside.  The '92 Harper-Collins
(4th ed), edited by Bevington, has a great bibliography, but it's old
now.  On the list, I see that there is a new Riverside and a new Norton
edition.  Which of these has the best bibliography in the list's
opinion?  Is there a better new edition?  Sorry if this has been
re-hashed already.

David Dyal

[Editor's Note: In the Fall 1996 issue of *The Shakespeare Newsletter* I
reviewed *The Riverside Shakespeare* second edition in the Table on
Contents column.  In the upcoming issue I will be reviewing the *Norton
Shakespeare* and the Bevington fifth edition.  HMC]

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From:           Jeff Myers <
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Date:           Thursday, 08 May 1997 13:18:01 GMT
Subject: 8.0542  Re: Norton Shakespeare
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0542  Re: Norton Shakespeare

>The Norton may not be in bookstores yet, but I've had an examination
>copy for about a month, had students evaluate it, and have ordered it.
>Aside from the pedagogical apparatus, which is painstaking and
>user-friendly, the students liked the price; it is not only electronic
>media which price themselves outside a student's budget.

What price did you find?  At my bookstore, the price was almost the same
as Bevington's, which I like.  If there were a big price break, however,
I'd order the Norton.

>I like the
>interleaved Q1 and F1 editing of Lear, and the inclusion of a conflated
>edition following. I also have the demo of Mark Rose's Workshop CD but
>have not looked at it.=20

The demo isn't really very impressive as a demo, but if the product does
what the demo says it will do, it could be useful.
>I have a desk copy and the sampler for the CD which is quite
>impressive.  Given price and the potential of the CD=20

How much extra is the CD?

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Date:           Thursday, 08 May 97 10:30 CDT
Subject: 8.0542  Re: Norton Shakespeare
Comment:        Re: SHK 8.0542  Re: Norton Shakespeare

Mary Jane Miller,

You must be using a MAC version because the CD I got with my DOS version
was certainly LESS than impressive.
 

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