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Re: Hamlet Available Editions
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2175  Thursday, 31 October 2002

[1]     From:   Brenno Kenji <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 30 Oct 2002 17:44:56 -0300
        Subj:   Arden 2 Editions

[2]     From:   John Briggs <
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        Date:   Thursday, 31 Oct 2002 12:03:25 -0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.2157 Re: Hamlet Available Editions


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From:           Brenno Kenji <
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Date:           Wednesday, 30 Oct 2002 17:44:56 -0300
Subject:        Arden 2 Editions

Hi,

I'd like first to thank all who answered my question about the available
Hamlet editions. It really helped me decide. And I hope I won't be
bothering you with another question of the kind, but it's due to the
fact that I am actually beginning my studies on Shakespeare (that is,
beginning to deepen it) now, and I need some hints...

Since the Arden 3 is gradually replacing the respective Arden 2 edition,
and since it's possibly going to be a totally different edition, due to
the fact that the editor is a different person and their focus another
one, what would be, in your opinion, the "MUST HAVE" Arden 2 titles?
David Bishop told me to grab my Jenkins Hamlet while I can (and I will
do that)... and what the other Arden 2 titles that I should "grab while
I still can"?

Thanks once again,
Brenno Kenji

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From:           John Briggs <
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Date:           Thursday, 31 Oct 2002 12:03:25 -0000
Subject: 13.2157 Re: Hamlet Available Editions
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.2157 Re: Hamlet Available Editions

I would agree with David Bishop's choice but for exactly the opposite
reasons!  Harold Jenkins' Arden2 edition (1982) has a text which is
hopelessly old-fashioned (why should a conflated version be suitable for
a "popular edition"?), and should have seemed so at the time (although I
confess it didn't), but the magnificent introduction and notes - the
very parts which should go out of date quickest - are still
incomparable.

John Briggs

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