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Riverside Notes
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0422  Tuesday, 9 May 2006

[1] 	From: 	Larry Weiss <
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 	Date: 	Monday, 08 May 2006 12:18:58 -0400
 	Subj: 	Re: SHK 17.0410 Riverside Notes

[2] 	From: 	Paul E. Doniger <
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 	Date: 	Monday, 8 May 2006 14:46:18 -0700 (PDT)
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From: 		Larry Weiss <
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Date: 		Monday, 08 May 2006 12:18:58 -0400
Subject: 17.0410 Riverside Notes
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0410 Riverside Notes

>Reading through some plays in the Riverside Shakespeare recently,
>a question occurred to me. Who wrote the notes and glosses? Was
>it G. Blakemore Evans? The person who wrote the introduction
>for the play?  An unidentified third party? A committee?

I had a brief correspondence with Evans shortly after Riverside II came 
out.  In the course of that exchange, I asked for an explanation for what 
appeared to be an error in one of the commentary notes -- the apparent 
error was first noted on SHAKSPER and I asked Evans to clear it up.  Evans 
said that he agreed that the note appeared to be in error but did not know 
how it occurred.  He thought the note had probably been written by Frank 
Kermode (it was in a tragedy), who was the general editor of the tragedies 
section.

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From: 		Paul E. Doniger <
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Date: 		Monday, 8 May 2006 14:46:18 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 17.0410 Riverside Notes
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0410 Riverside Notes

According to the preface, Evans is the "Textual Editor," but the 
introductions and explanatory notes "record existing scholarship and 
criticism" and are the work of a panel of editors. Their names are listed 
in the preface.

Note: I am working with the 1974 edition and don't know what changes have 
been made in later editions.

Paul E. Doniger

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