The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1496  Thursday 26 August 1999.

From:           JH McWilliams <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 25 Aug 1999 15:22:58 +0100 (BST)
Subject: 10.1483 Re: Arden Shakespeare
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1483 Re: Arden Shakespeare

>The Arden no longer stands
>up to its competition as anything other than a handsome relic of its
>distinguished past.  The days when responsible readers of Shakespeare
>had to own the Ardens is long past; the updated versions are shadows of
>other editions; no serious updating has been done.

Just a brief word on the other side of the debate. Isn't Jonathan Bate's
new edition of Titus Andronicus very good? And David Bevington's Troilus
and Cressida? And some of the second edition are also still essential,
surely? I speak tentatively against an MLA taster, perhaps you would
except these editions from your general censure...

John McWilliams

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