At a glance:
- Author: John Reed
- First Published: 2008
- Type of Work: Drama
- Time of Work: The early seventeenth century
- Setting: Bohemia and Aquitaine
- Genres: Drama
- Subjects: Drama or dramatists, Shakespeare, William, or Shakespearean plays, Plays or playwrights
- Locales: Europe
Textual conflation has long been a problem for editors of Shakespeare’s plays, those with two or more substantive texts that do not completely agree. A famous example involves the two texts of King Lear, the quarto text of 1608 and the Folio text of 1623. Each version of the play omits lines found in the other and includes lines unique to itself. Until recently, editorsnot wishing to lose any of Shakespeare’s languageengaged in combining the two texts into a single text of the play that Shakespeare never saw performed. A long play, King Lear in the...
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