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Re: The List; Ostriches; Riverside Changes
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0141  Sunday, 15 February 1998.

[1]     From:   William Williams <
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        Date:   Friday, 13 Feb 1998 10:00:31 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0137  Purpose of the List

[2]     From:   Stephen Orgel <
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        Date:   Friday, 13 Feb 1998 09:02:54 -0700
        Subj:   More on Ostriches

[3]     From:   Larry Weiss <
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        Date:   Saturday, 14 Feb 1998 11:34:00 -0500
        Subj:   Riverside Changes


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From:           William Williams <
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Date:           Friday, 13 Feb 1998 10:00:31 -0500
Subject: 9.0137  Purpose of the List
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0137  Purpose of the List

Larry Weiss may be right about Norman Holland's posting about free trade
treaties, though I think Sh., the consummate businessman, would have
been interested himself. I thought the lesbian/gay register posting
entirely in order and would have expected it to appear on almost any
academic list to which I belong.  However, in the end, Shakespeare being
our subject we should see ALL the world as a stage.

William Proctor Williams
Department of  English
Northern Illinois University

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From:           Stephen Orgel <
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Date:           Friday, 13 Feb 1998 09:02:54 -0700
Subject:        More on Ostriches

See Marianne Moore's poem about the ostrich "He 'Digesteth Hard Yron'".
She's quoting an Elizabethan bestiary, though I've lost my reference for
which one. Holland's Pliny, 1601, says ostriches will eat any kind of
hard object, iron presumably included.

cheers, s.o.

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From:           Larry Weiss <
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Date:           Saturday, 14 Feb 1998 11:34:00 -0500
Subject:        Riverside Changes

Based on John Velz's posting, it appears that my semi-facetious remark
about an uncorrected state of the first edition of the Riverside is more
or less on the mark.  To complete the record, the colophon page in my
copy (the two volume set) -- which has "lamb: i.e., Brutus", not "yoked
with: like"-bears a 1974 copyright notice.  If John's copy does not have
a dated copyright notice, that would be strongly suggestive of the
possibility that he actually has a errant pre-release proof, especially
given the state of the law in 1974.  But, then again, how did he get
such a copy?  Still very mysterious.  Of course, it is possible that
corrections were made to the various printings of the first edition.

This brings me to one of the textual changes G.B. Evans pointed out in
his correspondence to me:  In KL,II.i.120 he changed copytext's "prize"
(which he adopted in the first edition) to Q1's "poise", but he did not
put the word in square brackets in accordance with the Riverside's
practice.  I pointed this out to him, and he acknowledged that it was an
error which would be corrected in the next printing.  The two volume
boxed set of the second edition is now out, and that it the first thing
I'll turn to when I find a copy.

Larry Weiss
 

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