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Q: Routledge First Folio
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1406  Tuesday 10 August 1999.

From:           Kirk Hendershott-Kraetzer <
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Date:           Monday, 9 Aug 1999 10:57:25 -0500
Subject: 10.1384 First Folio Resources
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1384 First Folio Resources

Hello, all.

This is not so much a response to Curt L. Tofteland's request for F1
information, as a supplementary question.  I've been looking around for
information on the Routledge F1, a copy of which I noticed at SAA.  Do
any list members know anything about it, or have any opinions on it?
Information beyond whatever publicity the publisher has released would
be especially welcome.  Feel free to reply off-list, if you're so
inclined.

Much obliged,
Kirk Hendershott-Kraetzer
Michigan State University

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[Editor's Note: One of the lessons I learned from SHAKSPER's founder Ken
Steele was that the editor should not answer a question before giving
the members a chance; however, in this case, I am going to go ahead
anyway. Even though I may get some of the details not exactly correct,
there is much information on this subject in the SHAKSPER archives that
can be located using the SEARCH FUNCTION.  The current Routledge F1 has
the same introductory material as the Applause F1 (1995) [on the
Applause edition, see John Mahon's review in *Shakespeare Newsletter*).
The Applause edition got into legal difficulty with Norton, I believe,
over unauthorized reproduction of pages from Hineman's Norton F1 and the
use of the Hineman's Through Line Numbers (TLN) system. Routledge
appears to have gotten the rights to the introductory materials by Doug
Moston from Applause and used an inferior facsimile (Yale, I believe)
for its text. I welcome all corrections, additions, amplifications, or
magnifications of what I have just written. I might also add that The
Readers' Subscription Service (a sort of book-of-the-month-club service
for special market and academic books) is offering the Norton 2nd
edition of F1 with Peter Blayney's new introduction and enhancements to
the folio pages as next month's selection for $99 plus shipping. -Hardy]
 

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