The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.2167  Wednesday, 12 November 2003

From:           Holger Schott <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 12 Nov 2003 00:42:22 -0500
Subject:        A Looking Glasse for London

Dear all,

I've just stumbled across an article by Charles Read Baskervill from
1932, describing the single surviving copy of Q4 of Lodge and Greene's
_A Looking Glasse for London and England_, which seems to have been used
as a prompt-book (or at any rate, to make William Long happier, as some
sort of playhouse text) -- it has numerous annotations in an early
17th-century hand. As far as I know, this document has not been
discussed anywhere else (with the exception of a piece on its printing
history by Laurie Maguire in _Studies in Bibliography_). Baskervill's
article is listed in the bibliography of Kastan and Cox's _New History_,
but not cited anywhere in the text as far as I can make out. At the same
time, this strikes me as a pretty exciting and important source -- to
the best of my knowledge, we don't really have anything like it anywhere
else. I haven't done an exhaustive search, but certainly neither the MLA
nor the WSB brought up anything. Do any of you know if anyone has worked
on this since the 1930s?


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