The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1684 Tuesday, 4 October 2005
Date: Tuesday, 4 Oct 2005 11:24:40 +0100 (BST)
Subject: The Oxford Edition of the Shakespeare Works
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