2013

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0485  Thursday, 17 October 2013

 

[1] From:        John Cox <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

     Date:         October 16, 2013 6:43:16 PM EDT

     Subject:     Re: SHAKSPER: J Bate 

 

[2] From:        John Cox <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

     Date:         October 16, 2013 9:02:02 PM EDT

     Subject:     Bate’s Attribution 

 

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From:        John Cox <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         October 16, 2013 6:43:16 PM EDT

Subject:     Re: SHAKSPER: J Bate

 

Dalya Alberge’s article in the Guardian mentions Jonathan Bates’ co-editor but never names that person. This is an unfortunate oversight, because Bates’ earlier work on the RSC Shakespeare was critical, not textual, even though he is credited with claiming the text of three plays in part for Shakespeare in the new version. His co-editor on the first edition was Eric Rasmussen. If Eric is co-editing the second edition, he deserves credit for it.

 

John Cox

Hope College

 

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From:        John Cox <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         October 16, 2013 9:02:02 PM EDT

Subject:     Bate’s Attribution 

 

Eric Rasmussen is indeed Jonathan Bate’s co-editor, as I surmised, and the Guardian article is not as fair as one that appeared in the New York Times last August, giving credit not only to Rasmussen but also to Doug Bruster:

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/13/arts/further-proof-of-shakespeares-hand-in-the-spanish-tragedy.html?pagewanted=all&_r=1

 

John Cox

Hope College

 

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