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Re: Best Multivolume Editions
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1101  Friday, 11 May 2001

From:           David Lindley <
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Date:           Thursday, 10 May 2001 16:32:19 +0100
Subject: 12.1092 Re: Best Multivolume Editions
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1092 Re: Best Multivolume Editions

I would, wouldn't I, suggest that there is no such thing as a single
series of multi-volume texts which is 'the best'; there are good and
less good editions in Arden, Oxford and New Cambridge; all of these
series have their eccentricities, and in each there is a good deal of
variation from text to text in the nature of annotation and commentary
according to the preferences of each individual editor.  Some time ago
now, I think, Ann Thompson et al. surveyed the then available editions
suggesting strengths and weaknesses in each.  This is perhaps something
that needs doing on a regular basis  (a web-site would be the ideal
place for such a survey).

David Lindley
Editor, New Cambridge Tempest (due out April 2002)

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