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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0895  Friday, 6 May 2005

[1]     From:   Robin Hamilton <
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        Date:   Thursday, 5 May 2005 19:33:41 +0100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 16.0876 My Shakespeare Library

[2]     From:   Al Magary <
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        Date:   Thursday, 05 May 2005 12:23:49 -0700
        Subj:   Re: SHK 16.0876 My Shakespeare Library


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From:           Robin Hamilton <
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Date:           Thursday, 5 May 2005 19:33:41 +0100
Subject: 16.0876 My Shakespeare Library
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.0876 My Shakespeare Library

Jan Kott, +Shakespeare Our Contemporary+

         (though that one ought to come with a health warning)

                     Robin Hamilton

(Campbell and Quinn seem to me to overlap the Halliday Penguin -- who
needs both?

And there seems to me to be a confusion on another thread between
Shoenbaum's +Shakespeare: A [Compact Documentary] Life+ and his
+Shakespeare's Lives+.

Perhaps someone could straighten me out on this?

         But at that ...

Oh, given my current scoring-rate, time I crawled back into the Teapost.

Better I focus on reverse-engineering Henley's 19thC English thieves'
slang version of Villon's medieval French into Contemporary American Slang.

     To think there was a time I thought that this would be
*straightforward*.

                          :-(

                 More fool me.

                             Dun Ronin

{The Textual Companion, anyone?

R.  }

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From:           Al Magary <
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Date:           Thursday, 05 May 2005 12:23:49 -0700
Subject: 16.0876 My Shakespeare Library
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.0876 My Shakespeare Library

Tom Pendleton suggested

 >both F. E. Halliday's A Shakespeare Companion, 1564-1964, and
 >Campbell and Quinn's Reader's Encyclopedia of Shakespeare are in
 >my experience far superior to Boyce's Shakespeare A to Z.  If, as is
 >more than possible, Al has both titles and disagrees about their
usefulness,
 >this may be a rare case of Al Magary being wrong.

Tom is too kind!  I am wrong all the time, as my wife, daughters, and
cats inform me, so I will be quick to admit that consensus might suggest
Boyce should be bumped for a more reliable general Sh. reference.  But
one gets fond of one's dog-eared books (my tomcat is dog-eared too, and
still a great cat).

I recently happened on a fine copy of Halliday's Sh. Companion (1st ed.,
1952) for $13 and wondered how much of the impressive historical detail
changed even by the rev. ed. of 1964.  In other words, handsome as it
appears, for what is it worth consulting?

Late addition on another thread:  Schoenbaum's Sh.'s Lives is worth
reading twice--in 1st ed. (for the biographical matter later spun off)
and 2nd (for the updating).

Cheers,
Al Magary

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