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Scholarly Edition for Othello and The Tempest?
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0573  Monday, 1 March 2004

[1]     From:   David Lindley <
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        Date:   Friday, 27 Feb 2004 18:38:26 -0000
        Subj:   RE: SHK 15.0559 Scholarly Edition for Othello and The Tempest?

[2]     From:   Todd Pettigrew <
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        Date:   Friday, 27 Feb 2004 15:33:27 -0400
        Subj:   RE: SHK 15.0559 Scholarly Edition for Othello and The Tempest?


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From:           David Lindley <
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Date:           Friday, 27 Feb 2004 18:38:26 -0000
Subject: 15.0559 Scholarly Edition for Othello and The Tempest?
Comment:        RE: SHK 15.0559 Scholarly Edition for Othello and The Tempest?

 >If I were to buy one single-volume scholarly edition of
 >Othello and another of The Tempest, which would you suggest?

Modesty forbids me from answering this question directly. But this,
along with other requests recently on this list does suggest that there
is a need for an updated version of the book Which Shakespeare: A Guide
to Scholarly Editions which Ann Thompson et al. produced some time ago -
for they, if my memory serves me well, were more concerned to highlight
the different emphases in available editions than simply to come to a
ranking.  The ideal place for such a guide would be on a web-site,
rather than in a published book, since none of the major series is yet
complete, and one wants that flexibility to accommodate new texts as
they appear. For to answer Brenno's question one really wants to ask
'what do you want from your edition', since in many cases equally 'good'
editions in the major series offer complementary perspectives - and
other editions, like the Norton Critical editions may be much sparer in
the annotation  offer a useful selection of critical essays.

David Lindley

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From:           Todd Pettigrew <
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Date:           Friday, 27 Feb 2004 15:33:27 -0400
Subject: 15.0559 Scholarly Edition for Othello and The Tempest?
Comment:        RE: SHK 15.0559 Scholarly Edition for Othello and The Tempest?

I was recently sent the Norton Critical Editions of both Othello and The
Tempest. I have looked at them only quickly, but both seem well edited
and contain an abundance of supporting material.

Todd Pettigrew
UCCB

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