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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0916  Tuesday, 17 May 2005

[1]     From:   Joseph Egert <
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        Date:   Friday, 06 May 2005 17:16:07 +0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 16.0876 My Shakespeare Library

[2]     From:   Thomas Pendleton <
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        Date:   Friday, 6 May 2005 14:31:22 -0400
        Subj:   RE: SHK 16.0895 My Shakespeare Library

[3]     From:   Stefan Andreas Sture <
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        Date:   Monday, 9 May 2005 14:37:26 +0200
        Subj:   Re: SHK 16.0895 My Shakespeare Library

[4]     From:   Stefan Andreas Sture <
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        Date:   Monday, 16 May 2005 21:00:45 +0200
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From:           Joseph Egert <
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Date:           Friday, 06 May 2005 17:16:07 +0000
Subject: 16.0876 My Shakespeare Library
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.0876 My Shakespeare Library

To Brad Berens, who selects Stephen Booth's "King Lear, Macbeth,
Indetermination and Tragedy," do you mean "Indefinition" instead of
"Indetermination"?

Joe Egert

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From:           Thomas Pendleton <
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Date:           Friday, 6 May 2005 14:31:22 -0400
Subject: 16.0895 My Shakespeare Library
Comment:        RE: SHK 16.0895 My Shakespeare Library

Al Magary is right; there are two editions of Halliday's Shakespeare
Companion.  I have both and since I usually don't bother to consult the
first, I guess I think that the 1964 edition did some useful updating
without dropping much if anything important.  To answer Robin Hamilton:
yes, Halliday and Campbell & Quinn do overlap.  But where they don't is
why it's worthwhile using both.  Halliday is briefer, and although
packed with data, there's an obvious intention to keep entries short;
there's a lot of useful cross-referencing however. Campbell & Quinn call
their book an encyclopedia; they're somewhat more expansive on the same
topics than Halliday, but they also include summaries of the plays,
excerpts of criticism-given the date of publication, nothing very
post-modern-and sometimes texts of documents.  They reprint in full, for
instance, the interesting prefatory poem to the Second Folio by
"J.M.S.," who is still, I think, unidentified, and a broadside ballad
called "A Doleful Ditty," which adjures such poets as Shakespeare and
Green(in 1604!!)to write elegies for Elizabeth. Used copies of both are
available and cheap.

As other will undoubtedly also respond, Schoenbaum's Shakespeare's Lives
is a history of the writing of Shakespeare biography-and it's
delightful; Shakespeare: A Documentary Life (in both full and compact
form) is, as it says, a collection of the basic documents concerning the
life.

Tom Pendleton

[Editor's Note: Shakespeare: A Documentary Life is the size of a small
coffee table and includes all of the documents while those included in
the paperback compact versions are generally of reduced size. Both are
worth owning, however, because the text of the Compact Life was been
revised.]

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From:           Stefan Andreas Sture <
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Date:           Monday, 9 May 2005 14:37:26 +0200
Subject: 16.0895 My Shakespeare Library
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.0895 My Shakespeare Library

This is an answer to my question, I am sure:

 >Jan Kott, +Shakespeare Our Contemporary+

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

   >                 Robin Hamilton

But what kind of health warning - broaden this out a bit, please.

And another question, any Complete Works that is small and handy for
travel and bedside reading?

Stefan Andreas Sture

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From:           Stefan Andreas Sture <
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Date:           Monday, 16 May 2005 21:00:45 +0200
Subject: 16.0895 My Shakespeare Library
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.0895 My Shakespeare Library

Anyone knows this?

SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM: Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies. A facsimile
edition prepared by Helge K

 

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