The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0029 Friday, 5 January 2001
Date: Thursday, 04 Jan 2001 11:45:13 +0900
Subject: 12.0017 Shakespeare's Contemporaries on CD
Comment: Re: SHK 12.0017 Shakespeare's Contemporaries on CD
I think that Tanya Gough's project deserves our on-line support and
encouragement. It would be extremely helpful to have a CD / cassettes of
Volpone and so far as I am concerned, the text in the current (7th)
edition of the Norton Anthology is the one my students would be
following so I would like the recording to follow it. There are in fact
very few significant textual problems or variants in Volpone, judging
from the notes in Johanna Procter's edition (no longer available, I
believe. Alas the Cambridge Up seems not to have gone on with the series
"Plays by Renaissance and Restoration Dramatists").
I should have written before, since I more or less launched this topic.
I would like to indicate a keen desire for The Spanish Tragedy (but
which edition?!), Dr Faustus (but ditto), The Jew of Malta, Everyman,
the other Ben Jonson comedies...
Dislikes? Some of the Shakespeare versions have lengthy music between
acts that I find very unhelpful in the classroom; even the short trumpet
flourishes in the Marlowe Society versions strike me as unnecessary