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Re: Yale Complete Works
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1231  Friday, 20 June 2003

[1]     From:   Carl Fortunato <
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        Date:   Thursday, 19 Jun 2003 11:29:29 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.1217 Yale Complete Works

[2]     From:   Dana Shilling <
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        Date:   Thursday, 19 Jun 2003 13:16:06 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.1217 Yale Complete Works


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From:           Carl Fortunato <
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Date:           Thursday, 19 Jun 2003 11:29:29 -0400
Subject: 14.1217 Yale Complete Works
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.1217 Yale Complete Works

>A friend of mine insists that her Yale Complete Works lists The Tempest
>as a tragedy.  What were they thinking?
>
>How standardized is the list of comedies/tragedies/histories?  How
>acceptable is it amongst the academia to designate the
>Romances as such?

The Folio lists Cymbeline as a tragedy.  I can only conclude that those
who made that decision hadn't read it and thought the title sounded like
a tragedy.

And how would you classify Troilus and Cressida?  The Folio places it
between sections.

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From:           Dana Shilling <
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Date:           Thursday, 19 Jun 2003 13:16:06 -0400
Subject: 14.1217 Yale Complete Works
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.1217 Yale Complete Works

Susan St. John asked:

>A friend of mine insists that her Yale Complete Works lists The Tempest
>as a tragedy.  What were they thinking?

1. Caliban edited it?

2. Miranda did ("Life is a tragedy to those who feel, a comedy to those
who feel")?

Dana Shilling

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