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G. Blakemore Evans Dies
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0027  Monday, 13 February 2006

From: 		Larry Weiss <
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Date: 		Friday, 10 Feb 2006 12:13:43 -0500
Subject: 17.0021 G. Blakemore Evans Dies
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0021 G. Blakemore Evans Dies

I use the Riverside for close readings. When the second edition came out 
I was concerned that it made changes which might have altered 
conclusions I had already reached, so I wrote to Houghton Mifflin and 
asked if there was some way I could access a list of textual changes, 
and explaining the reason I asked.  Instead of receiving a form response 
from the publisher, I was delighted to receive a personally typed letter 
from Gwynne Evans himself -- I know it was personally typed because no 
secretary would have allowed a letter that looked like that one to see 
the light of day.  A brief but very amicable correspondence ensued.  I 
will always treasure Evans's kindness in taking the time to correspond 
with a rank amateur.

By the way, the Riverside II makes only four minor textual changes, one 
in a stage direction to list a character who is present in the scene. 
Except for those changes, updated introductions to the textual notes and 
the addition of Edward III and the Elegy, along with some updated 
essays, the second edition uses the same plates as the first, without 
even correcting obvious typos.

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