The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1918 Monday, 21 November 2005
Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2005 11:04:16 -0500
Subject: Re Edited Versions of Shakespeare's Plays
It is of course well known that many Shakespeare plays were edited
during the 18th and 19th centuries by those who thought they could
improve on the originals in various ways.
Is there any single handy source which encapsulates, play by play, the
important changes to plot and characters that were made by the various
In particular, were there any of the plays which had more than one
edited version that was popular and performed for any period of time?
And, conversely, which of the plays were substantially left alone?
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