The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0724.  Saturday, 28 June 1997.

From:           Barrett Fisher  <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 27 Jun 1997 08:31:31 -0500 (CDT)
Subject:        Recent Editions


The primary Shakespeare material in my school's library is
embarrassingly outdated  (though we have done a fair job staying current
with secondary works).  Because I do not have a large budget to work
with (like other small schools, we do not have an acquisitions
librarian, so those of us in the English Department are exclusively
responsible for ordering books), I need to choose wisely.  In addition
to putting the new Riverside (2d ed.) and Bevington (4th ed.) complete
Shakespeares on the shelf, which of the  many editions of individual
plays would folks recommend?  I am very impressed by both the New
Cambridge and the New Arden, but would like to hear some pros and cons
from others.

Also, if someone could recommend a good review essay or two on these
editions, I would appreciate the direction.

If this is not considered of general interest, please reply to me off
list.  Thanks for your help.

Barrett Fisher
Bethel College (MN)

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