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The Oxford Edition of the Shakespeare Works
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1684  Tuesday, 4 October 2005

From: 		Marcus Dahl <
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Date: 		Tuesday, 4 Oct 2005 11:24:40 +0100 (BST)
Subject: 	The Oxford Edition of the Shakespeare Works

Dear All,

Having been in off-list conversation with Professor Wells concerning my 
recent comments on SHAKSPER I would like to qualify my comments posted thus:

"Oddly, the Oxford Works Ed. by Wells and Taylor isn't a bad start. 
Though many of their other 'facts' are wrong, their list of sources for 
plays is a useful thumbing resource and memorial aid I find. Also of 
course the most famous and inclusive is Bullough's 'Narrative and 
Dramatic Sources of Shakespeare'. Several volumes, very useful!"

Stanley wanted to point out that these are not 'factual' errors of the 
edition as such, but rather matters of judgment.

My point was that as a na


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