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Re: Hall's Editions
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2409  Monday, 22 October 2001

From:           David Lindley <
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Date:           Friday, 19 Oct 2001 20:13:31 GMT0BST
Subject: 12.2399 Re: Hall's Editions
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.2399 Re: Hall's Editions

Just to add a little to this thread.  Yes, the Dover Wilson editions
were frequently used for the RSC prompt-books in the 70s and 80s
alongside the Penguins. The old Temple Classics editions were also still
in use for this purpose into the 1980s (as in the Jacobi Tempest of
1982).   My own recent researches show that some directors emended these
prompt-book texts from other and more recent editions, whilst, at the
same time, there is some evidence that successive directors consulted
the prompt books of their predecessors to identify possible cuts and
changes.

The question of subterranean continuity in textual decisions is, I
think, an interesting one.

Professor David Lindley
Head, School of English

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