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Re: Variant texts exercises
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1785  Thursday, 21 September 2000.

From:           Paul E. Doniger <
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Date:           Wednesday, 20 Sep 2000 22:07:26 -0700
Subject: Query: Variant texts exercises?
Comment:        SHK 11.1764 Query: Variant texts exercises?

I have in front of me, thanks to the graces of Inter-Library Loan, a
book called _The Three-Text Hamlet_, edited by Paul Bertram and Bernice
W. Kliman (NY: AMS Press, 1991). It is in oblong format and arranges the
text of these three versions of _Hamlet_ with the aid of Through Line
Numbers and a clever arrangements for the Q1 Transpositions.  I've used
it extensively in researching my MA thesis. I understand there's a
_Four-Text Hamlet_ out there, too, but I've never seen it (is the fourth
text F2 or Q3? ... I'm not sure that it really is necessary or helpful
to go beyong the three texts).

Is this helpful?

Paul E. Doniger
The Gilbert School

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