Re: The Date of Richard II
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0788 Friday, 25 April 2003
From: Gabriel Egan <
Date: Thursday, 24 Apr 2003 21:09:45 +0100
Subject: 14.0778 Re: The Date of Richard II
Comment: Re: SHK 14.0778 Re: The Date of Richard II
Roger Parisous wrote
>The Shakespeare Richard II text, the only one
>which the Lord Chamberlain's Men are on record
>as holding, suffered from major political deletions.
If this refers to the fact that the abdication scene is first printed in
the fourth quarto, one should in fairness point out the argument that
the scene was a subsequent addition, not a deletion at all. That's the
view in David M. Bergeron's "The Deposition Scene in Richard II."
Renaissance Papers (1974): 31-37.
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