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Introduction to Matters of Editing
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.22874  Thursday, 4 December 2003

[1]     From:   Lauryn Sasso <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 03 Dec 2003 08:35:07 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.2278 Introduction to Matters of Editing

[2]     From:   Andrew Murphy <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 3 Dec 2003 14:42:59 +0000
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[3]     From:   R. A. Cantrell <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 03 Dec 2003 09:08:23 -0600
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[4]     From:   Larry Weiss <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 03 Dec 2003 13:35:10 -0500
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[5]     From:   W. L. Godshalk <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 03 Dec 2003 14:13:32 -0500
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[6]     From:   Jack Heller <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 3 Dec 2003 15:05:19 -0500 (EST)
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From:           Lauryn Sasso <
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Date:           Wednesday, 03 Dec 2003 08:35:07 -0500
Subject: 14.2278 Introduction to Matters of Editing
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.2278 Introduction to Matters of Editing

I too would be interested in any books on this topic, thanks.

Lauryn Sasso

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From:           Andrew Murphy <
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Date:           Wednesday, 3 Dec 2003 14:42:59 +0000
Subject: 14.2278 Introduction to Matters of Editing
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.2278 Introduction to Matters of Editing

This isn't quite what you're looking for, but David Kastan's
_Shakespeare and the Book_ provides a lively and engaging introduction
into the broad general area of Shakespeare and textuality, including
editing. Laurie Maguire's _Shakespearean Suspect Texts_ also provides
very useful material on the New Bibliography.

F.P. Wilson's _Shakespeare and the New Bibliography_ is still useful as
a starting point, though it is, of course, out of print.

Cheers,
Andrew

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Date:           Wednesday, 03 Dec 2003 09:08:23 -0600
Subject: 14.2278 Introduction to Matters of Editing
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.2278 Introduction to Matters of Editing

Wells and Taylor's General Introduction to their Oxford Edition has an
excellent section on the Modern Editor.

All the best,
R. A. Cantrell

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Date:           Wednesday, 03 Dec 2003 13:35:10 -0500
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Comment:        Re: SHK 14.2278 Introduction to Matters of Editing

I recommend Stanley Wells's little book, "Re-Editing Shakespeare for the
Modern Reader" (Clarendon Press, 1984).  About half the book is a
practical example of the issues, using Act I of Titus Andronicus.  The
entire book is only 113 pages, exclusive of the appendix.

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Date:           Wednesday, 03 Dec 2003 14:13:32 -0500
Subject: 14.2278 Introduction to Matters of Editing
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.2278 Introduction to Matters of Editing

Tom Bishop asks:

>Could SHAKSPER members please suggest recent and available books that
>would help beginning graduate students get a handle on the arcana of
>textual editing in Shakespeare studies?

I suppose that Tom knows Philip Gaskell's *A New Introduction to
Bibliography* (Oxford UP, 1972), and considers it too old, and not
short, pithy, or clear. But Gaskell's first 185 pages do contain
important material even for 66 year old editors of Shakespeare.

Bill Godshalk

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From:           Jack Heller <
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Date:           Wednesday, 3 Dec 2003 15:05:19 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 14.2278 Introduction to Matters of Editing
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.2278 Introduction to Matters of Editing

I would suggest

The Renaissance Text: Theory, Editing, Textuality; edited by Andrew
Murphy, Manchester UP, 2000.

Unediting the Renaissance: Shakespeare, Marlowe, Milton; by Leah Marcus,
Routledge, 1996.

and from a copy of Staging the Renaissance, edited by Kastan and
Stallybrass, the essays by Stephen Orgel and Randall McLeod/Random
Cloud.

Jack Heller
Huntington College

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