William Shakespeare: A Textual Companion
W. W. Norton & Company, 1997 - Drama - 671 pages
A comprehensive reference work on Shakespearean textual problems, setting forth the editorial principles of the Oxford Edition and providing a concise history of Shakespeare editing. Includes for each play, textual notes, press-variants, discussions of emendations and plausible alternative readings, and much more. Indispensable for serious students. Illus.
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THE CANON AND CHRONOLOGY OF SHAKESPEARES PLAYS
SUMMARY OF CONTROLTEXTS
The First Part of the Contention 2 Henry VI
Richard Duke of York 3 Henry VI
Venus and Adonis
A Midsummer Nights Dream
Sonnets and A Lovers Complaint
Sir Thomas More
Alls Well That Ends Well
The Tragedy of King Lear Folio
Additional Passages Alarum alternative annotated appears attributed authority authorship bad quarto BEPD Cairncross canon capell compositor conjecture copy Cymbeline dialogue Duke of York Dyce edition conj edition G.T. editors Edward elsewhere emendation Enter error evidence Exeunt Exit Folio Folio text Fºs foul papers Greg Hamlet HANMER haue heauen Henry Henry VI interpolation Iohn John King King Lear Lear Lord loue Love's Labour's Lost Malone manuscript McKerrow memorial metrical misreading º º occurs omission omitted Othello Pandarus parallels Pericles play poems Pope prefix Prince printed probably prompt-book QI's quarto Queene reading revision Richard Richard III Romeo Rowe scene scribal scribe seems sense Shake Shakespeare Shakespearian Shrew Sonnets speech speech-prefix spelling stage directions subs suggests Taylor textual theatrical thee Theobald Thomas thou title-page Titus Titus Andronicus Tragedy transcript Troilus variant verse Warwicke Wilson Winter’s Tale word