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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.2005  Tuesday, 6 December 2005

From: 		Michael Best <
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Date: 		Monday, 05 Dec 2005 09:41:16 -0800
Subject: 16.1995 The Internet Shakespeare Editions
Comment: 	Re: SHK 16.1995 The Internet Shakespeare Editions

Bill Lloyd asked:

 >I'm loving the new Internet Shakespeare Editions [even as I loved the old
 >one, but in a different way]. A question: the old version included 
texts of
 >plays from the Shakespeare Apocrypha [not just the 'acceptable' 
Apocrypha'
 >like Ed III etc, but also London Prodigal, etc]. I don't see them on 
the new
 >version. Will they come back? I hope so; they were useful even if only
 >marginally relevant. If so, I hope they return in texts based on the 
first
 >editions rather than on the reprints from F3.

Our texts of the "apocrypha" will be up again soon. We are using texts 
based on the Third Folio because we have facsimiles of that edition, and 
use the texts for searching on the images. If anyone out there is 
interested in working on the plays, we could publish variant versions, 
as we do for Shakespeare's plays.

_Edward III_ is a different matter. It is in the process of being edited 
for the ISE by Sonia Massai and will in due course appear alongside 
other fully edited texts.

Incidentally, our editorial policies do make room for plays that have 
resonance with Shakespeare as well as those by him. We will be 
publishing _The Taming of *a* Shrew_, fully edited by Alan Galey, and 
will also publish the plays being edited and produced by the team at 
McMaster/Toronto (headed by Helen Ostovich and Alexandra Johnston) in 
their project, "Shakespeare and the Queen's Men." See their website at

    http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~reed/QueensMen/index.html.

They will be recreating performances of _King Leir_, _The Famous 
Victories of Henry the Fifth_, and _The Three Ladies of London_ in 
"venues that reproduce their original performance conditions." The ISE 
will publish electronic editions of the plays in original spelling, and 
will include productions records from the performances in our expanding 
database of Shakespeare in Performance:

    http://ise.uvic.ca/Theater/sip/index.html

Cheers--
Michael Best
Coordinating Editor, Internet Shakespeare Editions
<http://ise.uvic.ca/>
Department of English, University of Victoria
Victoria B.C. V8W 3W1, Canada. (250) 598-9575

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