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Re: Shakespearian/Shakespearean
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0925  Wednesday, 3 April 2002

[1]     From:   Martin Steward <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 2 Apr 2002 18:28:58 +0100
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[2]     From:   Bill Arnold <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 2 Apr 2002 10:23:25 -0800 (PST)
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[3]     From:   Gabriel Egan <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 2 Apr 2002 22:26:26 +0100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0903 Re: Shakespearian/Shakespearean

[4]     From:   David Evett <
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From:           Martin Steward <
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Date:           Tuesday, 2 Apr 2002 18:28:58 +0100
Subject: 13.0913 Re: Shakespearian/Shakespearean
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0913 Re: Shakespearian/Shakespearean

I was always taught that "the difference of Virgil and Vergil" was due
to the original (latter) being modified by "Virgin", to acknowledge the
prophetic nature of his 4th Eclogue...

Having written this down, though, it suddenly looks absurd.

m

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From:           Bill Arnold <
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Date:           Tuesday, 2 Apr 2002 10:23:25 -0800 (PST)
Subject: 13.0913 Re: Shakespearian/Shakespearean
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0913 Re: Shakespearian/Shakespearean


Brian Willis writes, "I think Hardy is probably right on this one. It
also explains the difference of Virgil and Vergil, and I have always
seen Keatsean and never Keatsian. It might purely boil down to a
divergence in English and 'American' English."

On Dickinson message boards I coined the phrase "Dickinsonians" to the
pleasure of most and dismay of some.

Bill Arnold

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From:           Gabriel Egan <
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Date:           Tuesday, 2 Apr 2002 22:26:26 +0100
Subject: 13.0903 Re: Shakespearian/Shakespearean
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0903 Re: Shakespearian/Shakespearean

John Ramsay wrote,

> It's always been Shakespearean. I've never seen
> Shakesperian until now.

Many scholars use the spelling "Shakespearian"; a few example titles are
listed below. This spelling has the merit of ensuring that the word is
spoken with four syllables (Shake-spear-i-an) rather than three
(Shake-speare-an).

A publisher may insist on one or other spelling.

Gabriel Egan

____LIST OF TITLES USING SPELLING "SHAKESPEARIAN" BEGINS____

Gurr, Andrew. 1996. The Shakespearian Playing Companies. Oxford.
Clarendon Press.

Howard-Hill, T. H., ed. 1989. Shakespeare and Sir Thomas More: Essays on
the Play and Its Shakespearian Interest. New Cambridge Shakespeare
Studies and Supplementary Texts. Cambridge. Cambridge University Press.

Howard-Hill, Trevor Howard, ed. 2000. Shakespearian Bibliography and
Textual Criticism: A Bibliography. 2nd edition, revised and enlarged [to
1995].  Signal Mountain TN. Summertown.

Muir, Kenneth, ed. 1967. Shakespeare Survey 20. Vol. Shakespearian and
Other Tragedy. Cambridge. Cambridge University Press.

Prior, Roger. 2000. "Gascoigne's Posies as a Shakespearian Source."
Notes and Queries. 245. 444-49.

Tobin, J. J. M. 1999. "Nashe and Some Shakespearian Sonnets." Notes and
Queries. 244. 222-26.

Wells, Stanley, ed. 1989. Shakespeare Survey 41. Vol. Shakespearian
Stages and Staging. Cambridge. Cambridge University Press.

Werstine, Paul. 2000. "Review of E. A. J. Honigmann The Texts of
'Othello' and Shakespearian Revision (London and New York: Routledge,
1996)." Shakespeare Quarterly. 51. 240-44.

Wilson Knight, G. 1949. The Wheel of Fire: Interpretations of
Shakespearian Tragedy with Three New Essays. 4th edition with an
introduction by T. S.  Eliot. London. Methuen.

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From:           David Evett <
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Date:           Tuesday, 2 Apr 2002 20:34:49 -0500
Subject: 13.0913 Re: Shakespearian/Shakespearean
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0913 Re: Shakespearian/Shakespearean

> This puzzle you've placed on my desk
> (Whether '-ian' or '-ean' or 'esque')
> Has us all disagreein';
> But 'Shakespeherian'
> 's entirely Eliotesque.
>
>           Alex Went

See where it stalks
like Hawkes.

Dave Evett

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