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Re: Variant texts exercises
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1812  Tuesday, 26 September 2000.

[1]     From:   Ann Carrigan <
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        Date:   Monday, 25 Sep 2000 13:06:14 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.1800 Re: Variant texts exercises

[2]     From:   Kevin De Ornellas <
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        Date:   Monday, 25 Sep 2000 17:14:01 GMT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.1796 Re: Variant texts exercises


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From:           Ann Carrigan <
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Date:           Monday, 25 Sep 2000 13:06:14 EDT
Subject: 11.1800 Re: Variant texts exercises
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.1800 Re: Variant texts exercises

Bernice W. Kliman <
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>  1) Thanks to those who expressed regard for the 3-text Hamlet

I must admit I have been falling behind on Email and missed the original
discussion of this. Coincidentally, I had started my own "Hamlet Times
Three" project a few months ago, after doing a side-by-side quarto-folio
comparison in Word to see the differences. (There weren't that many.)
Someone mentioned I might try the same thing with Hamlet and I took it
on as a challenge.

There's someone else doing this as an HTML project (it has been
mentioned on the newsgroup humanities.lit.authors.shakespeare) and when
I heard of that one, I thought perhaps my own project was moot. However,
I'd prefer to have an easily printable Word three-column format for
myself, rather than an online reference. Or rather, really I'm glad
there are both. Plus, I am sure I am gaining real experience with the
various texts, just in the process of comparing them, manipulating them
with spaces to get the like portions to line up, and all the
eyeballing.  It's a different experience than reading someone else's
work.

Thanks for the URL; I'll keep it and use it. My project was really just
for me; I admire yours in its objective to serve many.

Peace,
Ann Carrigan

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From:           Kevin De Ornellas <
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Date:           Monday, 25 Sep 2000 17:14:01 GMT
Subject: 11.1796 Re: Variant texts exercises
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.1796 Re: Variant texts exercises

>I've just searched ABE books and Amazon.Com, and found no four-text
>Hamlet.  I know the Three-Text Hamlet exists; I have a copy, but is
>there really a four-text?

>Yours, Bill Godshalk

There was an attempt to construct a four-text 'Hamlet' during the 1880s,
but due to the shockingly early death of the 'editress', Teena Rochfort
Smith, the project never got beyond a proposal/sampler.  The story of
this doomed four-text 'Hamlet' is narraterd and lavishly illustrated in
Ann Thompson's gorgeous essay, 'Teena Rochfort Smith, Frederick
Furnivall, and The New Shakspere Society's Four-Text "Hamlet"',
'Shakespeare Quarterly' 1998, pp. 125-39.

Incidentally, those of you interested in this sort of editing (and lucky
enough to be in California) may wish to know that the Huntington is
currently displaying Rochfort Smith's mentor, Furnivall's scary six-text
edition of 'The Canterbury Tales' in its splendid Chaucer exhibition.
 

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