The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0571  Monday, 29 March 1999.

From:           A. D. Murphy <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 29 Mar 1999 09:18:44 +0100
Subject: 10.0506 Miola's Shakespeare's Rome
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0506 Miola's Shakespeare's Rome

I have been away from my email for several days and have just discovered
Prof. Miola's message regarding the Longman volume 'Shakespeare: The
Roman Plays'. As one of the co-editors of the volume, I would like to
take this opportunity to offer my unreserved apology to Prof. Miola for
the problems with the volume. A mix-up occurred regarding the inclusion
either of a piece by Prof. Miola or by Prof. Cantor, with the result
that Prof. Miola's piece was misattributed. I understand that Longman
have been withdrawing the volumes and I deeply regret the injury caused
both to Prof. Miola and to Prof. Cantor.

I also regret if the editing of the piece is felt to be unsatisfactory.
In general longer pieces do tend to be reduced in volumes such as the
'Longman Critical Readers' series and we did attempt to shorten the
piece without significant loss of substance. However, I do understand
that Prof. Miola may feel that some of the cuts were inappropriate.

I accept Prof. Miola's point about the rhetoric of certain forms of new
criticism and apologise if he felt that the material referring to his
work was lacking in due civility.

I should just say in closing that I am offering this posting on a
personal basis.

Andrew Murphy

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