The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0139  Friday, 29 March 2013


From:         Peter Groves <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         March 26, 2013 11:57:06 PM EDT

Subject:     Re: SHAKSPER: Ardenwatch


Speaking of Arden3, does anyone know why they abandoned the traditional and helpful (at least to beginners) convention of indicating metrically-sounded suffixes of preterites and past participles with a diacritic (as in “Hence banishèd is banished from the world”, RJ 3.3.19)?  The information can be found cluttering up the footnotes, but you need to know there is a problem before you go looking for a solution, and the text doesn’t indicate this.  Do they have so low an opinion of modern students that they think they will be baffled by forms like <banishèd>?


Peter Groves


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