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Re: Temple Editions
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0387  Thursday, 23 April 1998.

[1]     From:   Dale Lyles <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 22 Apr 1998 22:23:21 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0385  Qs: Temple Editions

[2]     From:   Michael A. Morrison <
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        Date:   Thursday, 23 Apr 1998 02:57:15 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0385  Q: Temple Editions


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From:           Dale Lyles <
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Date:           Wednesday, 22 Apr 1998 22:23:21 EDT
Subject: 9.0385  Qs: Temple Editions
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0385  Qs: Temple Editions

When we did *Heartbreak House*, we assumed that Ellie picked up the
"Shakespeare" for something to read while waiting for someone to welcome
her to the Captain's home.  What else would you find to peruse in
Hesione's over-intellectualized, over-refined environment but
Shakespeare?

But perhaps the Temple edition does have some significance?

And aren't we all glad Shakespeare didn't write, on the whole, stage
directions?

Dale Lyles
Newnan Community Theatre Company

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From:           Michael A. Morrison <
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Date:           Thursday, 23 Apr 1998 02:57:15 EDT
Subject: 9.0385  Q: Temple Editions
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0385  Q: Temple Editions

The Temple editions were widely popular, portable editions of the
individual plays. They were originally published in 1895 by J. M. Dent
(London) and E. P. Dutton (New York) and were issued in many subsequent
editions. By 1916 some of the plays were in their sixteenth printing.
The most recent "New Temple" play I have is from 1957. If someone wanted
to take a copy of Othello off on a country-house weekend in the
mid-teens, the pocket- or purse-size Temple edition would have been just
the thing. All best, Michael A. Morrison
 

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