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In Search of a Hamlet Play Book
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1112  Monday, 20 June 2005

[1]     From:   Michael A. Morrison <
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        Date:   Saturday, 18 Jun 2005 19:07:39 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 16.1104 In Search of a Hamlet Play Book

[2]     From:   Louis Scheeder <
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        Date:   Saturday, 18 Jun 2005 22:43:22 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 16.1104 In Search of a Hamlet Play Book


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From:           Michael A. Morrison <
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Date:           Saturday, 18 Jun 2005 19:07:39 EDT
Subject: 16.1104 In Search of a Hamlet Play Book
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.1104 In Search of a Hamlet Play Book

It's likely that this would have been the Booth-Winter Prompt-Book
edition, edited by William Winter and originally published in paper
bound single volume form in 1878. It's unlikely that the part of the
Ghost was reprinted in Italian for the occasion. The plays that Winter
edited were later collected in the two-volume Shakespearean Plays of
Edwin Booth. There's an additional volume of Booth's non-Shakespearean
plays. These were republished several times. The set I have was printed
in 1909. See also Charles H. Shattuck, the Hamlet of Edwin Booth, which
documents Booth's 1870 production and also discusses Booth's post-1878
changes to his acting text.

Michael A. Morrison

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From:           Louis Scheeder <
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Date:           Saturday, 18 Jun 2005 22:43:22 -0400
Subject: 16.1104 In Search of a Hamlet Play Book
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.1104 In Search of a Hamlet Play Book

Might I suggest that you try the Library at The Players' Club in New
York.  The library sits just under Booth's bedroom, supposedly preserved
as it was the night of his death.  It has a rich collection of 19th
century performance in all genres.

Louis Scheeder

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