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Re: Hamlets: fat and lean
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2254  Monday, 1 October 2001

From:           Mike Jensen <
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Date:           Friday, 28 Sep 2001 08:46:50 -0700
Subject: 12.2245 Re: Hamlets: fat and lean
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.2245 Re: Hamlets: fat and lean

Steve,

I'm wondering why you dis Q2?

>Q2... is pretty sloppy.

True, it appears to have been influenced by Q1 in the first five scenes,
but much less after that, according to Greg.  Many make the case that it
was open when compiling F, though many others disagree.  If you have not
given up on source texts, Dover Wilson believed it was derived from
Shakespeare's own manuscript.  Others have agreed.  No matter what road
you take to get there, most scholars agree that Q2 is quite a good text.

Please give your reason for dismissing this line based on Q2's alleged
sloppiness.

Mike Jensen

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