The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1774 Wednesday, 29 September 2004
From: Al Magary <
Date: Wednesday, 29 Sep 2004 01:07:17 -0700
Subject: Modern-spelling Shakespeare
May I be pointed toward a couple of the most important or useful essays
on the processes of editing Shakespeare or others of the early modern
period? I'm particularly interested in issues involved in producing
This is in connection with my edition of Hall's Chronicle (1550). I
have finished transcribing from Penn's facsimiles and am now
proofreading and planning more active editorial work. Principally,
Hall's orthography is so variable that I am considering a companion
modern-spelling version to facilitate browsing and searching.
Modernizing, I expect, could easily lead to correcting (e.g., personal
and place names), improving (e.g., punctuation, paragraphing), and
adding reader aids (e.g., section and subsection titles), and I wonder
how far to go without virtually remodeling Hall.
Thanks in advance,
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