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Conference: SHK 16.0286 Monday, 14 February 2005
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        Date:           Saturday, 12 Feb
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        Subject:        New Bantam Shakespeare

        It seems appropriate
 to note the appearance of the New Bantam Shakespeare, a revision of David
 Bevington's edition of some 20 years ago: David Scott Kastan now shares credit
 on the title page.

        I've seen the new edition of "King Lear" but not
 any of the others. There is an updated stage history and a new, separate,
 section on "King Lear in Film." The bibliography has also been updated. Bevington's
 introductions are always models of clarity and diligence, and that continues
 to be true in this jointly edited venture.

        One of the key changes in
 the new edition is that notes are printed on facing pages rather than at
 the bottom of the page. With annotated lines numbered in the text, it's much
 easier to bounce back and forth between text and notes. The notes are spare,
 compared with those of a critical edition, but carefully worded and useful.


        As an inveterate collector, I'm always happy to see new editions of Shakespeare.
 This one will actually get used on the subway.

        Tad Davis

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From:           Tad Davis <
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Date:           Saturday, 12 Feb 2005 00:16:59 -0500
Subject:        New Bantam Shakespeare

It seems appropriate to note the appearance of the New Bantam
Shakespeare, a revision of David Bevington's edition of some 20 years
ago: David Scott Kastan now shares credit on the title page.

I've seen the new edition of "King Lear" but not any of the others.
There is an updated stage history and a new, separate, section on "King
Lear in Film." The bibliography has also been updated. Bevington's
introductions are always models of clarity and diligence, and that
continues to be true in this jointly edited venture.

One of the key changes in the new edition is that notes are printed on
facing pages rather than at the bottom of the page. With annotated lines
numbered in the text, it's much easier to bounce back and forth between
text and notes. The notes are spare, compared with those of a critical
edition, but carefully worded and useful.

As an inveterate collector, I'm always happy to see new editions of
Shakespeare. This one will actually get used on the subway.

Tad Davis

_______________________________________________________________
S H A K S P E R: The Global Shakespeare Discussion List
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opinions expressed on it are the sole property of the poster, and the
editor assumes no responsibility for them.
 

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