The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0004 Friday, 4 January 2013
Date: January 3, 2013 9:34:53 AM EST
Subject: Rare Edition of 4-text Hamlet Available from Folger
The Folger Library has just digitized the rare, proof copy of Teena Rochfort Smith’s Four-Text Edition of Shakspere’s Hamlet. This was prepared in 1883 and never published, likely due to Teena’s tragic death soon afterwards, but the Folger acquired a copy of the proofs.
The story is told by Ann Thompson in “Teena Rochfort Smith, Frederick Furnivall, and the New Shakspere Society’s Four-Text Edition of Hamlet,” SQ 49 (1998): 125-39.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. [Hamlet] A four-text edition of Shakspere’s Hamlet : 1. quarto 1, 1603 -- 2. quarto 2, 1604 -- 3. folio 1, 1623 -- 4. a revized text : in parallel columns / edited by Teena Rochfort Smith. 1883. PR2807 1883b Sh.Col., 21 images. (Hamnet, LUNA)
Louis B. Thalheimer Head of Reference
Folger Shakespeare Library