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Re: Actors v Scholars
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1125  Monday, 9 June 2003

[1]     From:   Graham Hall <
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        Date:   Friday, 06 Jun 2003 15:06:56 +0000
        Subj:   The proof is in the reading

[2]     From:   Martin Steward <
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        Date:   Saturday, 7 Jun 2003 13:03:21 +0100
        Subj:   SHK 14.1115 Re: Actors v Scholars

[3]     From:   Colin Cox <
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        Date:   Saturday, 07 Jun 2003 15:33:00 -0700
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.1115 Re: Actors v Scholars


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From:           Graham Hall <
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Date:           Friday, 06 Jun 2003 15:06:56 +0000
Subject:        The proof is in the reading

Paul Sugarman (14.1117) writes,

 [...]"there are now folio editions set in modern type which retain the
original  spelling, capitalization and punctuation. Neil Freeman has
prepared the Applause First Folio of Shakespeare in Modern Type which is
available in a single volume edition"[...]

Mr Sugarman does the list a disservice if his intention is to recommend
this book. If this appears cruel, look at the opening page of Freeman's
Folio The Tempest. In fact, do not go further than the first ten lines
and make your own judgement.

No "Applause" from me. Any bidders for my copy?

Graham Hall.

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From:           Martin Steward <
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Date:           Saturday, 7 Jun 2003 13:03:21 +0100
Subject: Re: Actors v Scholars
Comment:        SHK 14.1115 Re: Actors v Scholars

Colin Cox write, "Jonson, whose career as a playwright would have been
over had not Shakespeare convinced the actors to give the boy a second
chance..."

Could you clarify please?

m

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From:           Colin Cox <
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Date:           Saturday, 07 Jun 2003 15:33:00 -0700
Subject: 14.1115 Re: Actors v Scholars
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.1115 Re: Actors v Scholars

In doing some research this weekend, I came across this comment made to
Ben Jonson by a supporter of Shakespeare's named John Hales of Eton.
Jonson, as usual, was ranting on about Shakespeare's lack of
scholarship. Mr. Hales shot back at the nagging Ben,

" . . . if Mr. Shakespear has not read the Antients, he has likewise not
stollen anything from 'em . . ."

Take that Ben! Seems this debate's been going on for a long, long time.

PS. Hales, a fellow of Eton, was a distinguished student of Greek and
philosophy educated at Oxford. He was not too fond of Puritans it
appears.

Colin Cox
Artistic Director
Will & Company

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