Tag Archives: editing

Studying in the book of another’s notes

By Sara Marie Westh I am back, with another question from the Halliwell-Phillipps notebooks for our brilliant readers to ponder, since the last query yielded such a wealth of suggestions. Once again, my thanks to you all for your help as archival detectives extraordinaire. To the present matter: I keep coming across “cur.” in the marginal […]

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Coriolanus at the Royal Shakespeare Company

By Andrew Brown, Yale University Blog Post 2: Coriolanus at the Royal Shakespeare Company Andrew Brown is a Ph.D. student at Yale and was one of the recipients of a Sir Stanley Wells Shakespeare Studentship, via the American Friends of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. The award meant he could work in the archives and libraries in […]

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Making ‘Romeo and Juliet’ New

Every new edition of a Shakespeare play brings with it fresh insights, the work is dressed anew for our own times by a scholarly introduction, notes, and different emphases. It was a great pleasure to welcome Professor Rene Weis of University College London to The Shakespeare Centre yesterday to speak on his new edition of […]

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Making Shakespeare

If you think the Shakespeare book you are holding gives you direct access to what Shakespeare actually wrote, think again. You’re holding an edition of the play which has been mediated by a scholarly mind and process. To create a Shakespeare edition is a labour of love, but it’s a labour which is never lost, […]

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‘Making Shakespeare’: A Birthday Webinar

I wonder how you’ll be marking Shakespeare’s birthday this year? In Stratford-upon-Avon the celebrations take place over a few days (from Friday 20 through to Monday 23 April). There will be a large, international gathering and a terrific party atmosphere, visiting troupes, lots to see and enjoy in the streets. This year sees the start […]

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Completing the Oxford Shakespeare

Today sees the official publication of the last play in the multi-volume Oxford Shakespeare series: Richard II, edited by Anthony B. Dawson and Paul Yachnin. Stanley Wells has been General Editor of the entire series since it started in 1979, making him the only person ever to have presided over a complete Shakespeare series of […]

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