The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0754 Tuesday, 22 April 2003
Date: Monday, 21 Apr 2003 13:47:21 EDT
Subject: ANQ Articles
I have been disappointed in the responses to my request several weeks
ago for responses to my two articles in last fall's ANQ. The only
comments have mentioned the proposed responsibility of Heminge and
Condell for editing F1, a major subject. But there were other important
ideas too such as the private performances of DREAM on May 2, 1594, and
Valentine's day 1596 with the lapse of a day between the performance of
the former and its epilogue, the fairy masque; the proposed doubling of
Egeus and Puck; the four epilogues of the play written for three
different venues, and so on.
It is obvious that none of the responders had actually read my articles
and so did not engage with any of the evidence that I present in them.
I had not realized what a limited distribution ANQ has.
As a remedy therefore I shall mail a copy of both articles to anyone who
requests them at
My only request that I receive from each a statement of how the ideas
are viewed--positive or negative (or indifferently).
William B. Hunter
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