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Re: Parallel Texts
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1246  Tuesday, 20 June 2000.

From:           Sean Lawrence <
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Date:           Monday, 19 Jun 2000 09:20:00 -0700
Subject: 11.1242 Re: Parallel Texts
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.1242 Re: Parallel Texts

Marcus Dahl writes:

>Edited texts are rather like the coloured dinosaurs of the restructured
>computer kind...very pretty but without scholarly value.

Isn't it a little extreme to compare the Arden Shakespeare to Barney?  I
enjoy seeing the differences between early texts, but a great deal of
very good scholarship is made off texts that have been purged of
spelling errors, obvious interpollations, etc.  Or do you really think
that any reading of Macbeth should take Hecate's harangue into account?

Cheers,
Se

 

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