The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0351  Monday, 22 July 2013


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

Date:         July 19, 2013 3:58:27 PM EDT

Subject:     Re: SHAKSPER: Who edited? 


Gabriel Egan wrote “not to defend the claim that Florio edited the Folio’s copy, but to argue that Weiss’s response isn’t an adequate refutation of it.”


I didn’t claim to refute it, but only to raise questions which I believe have to be answered for us to accept the surmise, and I expressed eagerness to read the forthcoming  book for the answers.


As for Gabriel’s quibble that the compositors were identified much less than 200 years ago, I didn’t say it was that long ago.  I merely provided a rough age for the entirety of bibliographical research, not just compositors. If I was less than clear, I apologize to anyone who was offended or misled.


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