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Re: B and F
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0650  Sunday, 11 April 1999.

From:           David Kathman <
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Date:           Thursday, 08 Apr 1999 09:27:14 -0500
Subject: 10.0641 Re: B and F
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0641 Re: B and F

Jill Holslin wrote:

>I have also recently been searching for new Beaumont & Fletcher
>editions, and haven't found anything out there.   The book exhibits at
>last weekend's Shakespeare Assn. Conference led me mostly to new
>paperback editions of Shakespeare, and more Shakespeare, with nice new
>cover art, and old (but valuable) introductions.   Routledge has a
>series called the "Globe Quartos," and they appear to be offering some
>of the non-canonical plays.  And Anthony Parr recently edited a volume
>called _Three Renaissance Travel Plays_ (St. Martin's Press, late
>1990s), but alas, the volume is only available in expensive hardback.
>You might consult Anthony Parr about the possibilities of putting out
>editions of non-canonical plays.

The Parr book was available at the St. Martin's/Manchester U Press table
at the SAA, along with pretty much all the Revels editions of
non-Shakespearean plays.  Some of these are relatively new, such as the
Parr book and several others (A Game at Chess, The Devil Is An Ass,
several Lyly plays), but they're also reprinting older editions.

As for B&F, I picked up a brand spanking new reprint of *The Maid's
Tragedy*, which I think first came out in the '80s.  They had well over
a dozen Revels plays for sale there, as well as a comparable number of
Revels Student editions (which have less annotation than the full Revels
editions).  I don't remember if the Revels Student series includes any
B&F, but I have the lists at home.  Routledge did have a few of their
Globe Quartos there; these appear to be lightly modernized reprints with
minimal annotation.  The two I remember seeing there are Dekker's The
Honest Whore and Barnabe Barnes' The Devil's Charter.  Apparently these
Globe Quartos are part of a project to do staged readings of all
surviving Renaissance English plays, which sounds like a fascinating
project.

Dave Kathman

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