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Scholarly Edition for Othello and The Tempest?
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0583  Tuesday, 2 March 2004

From:           Andy Dickson <
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Date:           Monday, 01 Mar 2004 12:59:12 +0000
Subject: 15.0573 Scholarly Edition for Othello and The Tempest?
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.0573 Scholarly Edition for Othello and The Tempest?

The need that David Lindley identifies for an updated edition of Ann
Thompson's Which Shakespeare?, recommending critical editions and taking
into account the explosion of Shakespeare publishing since the 1990s, is
something that occurred to myself and the Rough Guide publishers several
years ago. Our joint solution, THE ROUGH GUIDE TO SHAKESPEARE, is
forthcoming in autumn 2004. This is an excerpt from the blurb:

Designed to work equally well as a quick reference and a background
companion, THE ROUGH GUIDE TO SHAKESPEARE features:

Full coverage of all 38 plays including a synopsis, character list,
stage history and a full critical essay.

Guides to recommended texts, critical studies and further reading,
reviews of the best films and audio recordings, and guidance on where to
go next.

Fascinating features on such topics as swearing in Shakespeare, fools,
cross-dressing and the mystery of Shakespeare's lost plays.

A detailed look at Shakespeare's poetry, both the Sonnets and the
narrative poems.

Everything there is to know about Shakespeare's life, along with a full
account of how the plays were originally performed.

More than 100 pictures, including photos of great Shakespearian actors
and some of the most celebrated recent productions.

This is of course a shameless plug, but nevertheless I hope that
SHAKESPERians might be interested to hear what we have planned.

Yours,
Andrew Dickson
Author, The Rough Guide to Shakespeare

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