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TOPIC: Hamlet's "bad dream" before Act II

Hamlet's "bad dream" before Act II 6 years 5 months ago #1781

Soothsayer wrote:
Paul - According to Mr. Jordan scholars writing about Hamlet are wrong in every way. He has a beef with the Arden editions of the play.

That's strange -- I recently picked up the two volumes of the Arden 3, and with all 3 versions of Hamlet represented -- Q1, Q2 and the First Folio -- it sure seems complete. The scholarship seems meticulous to a fault.
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Hamlet's "bad dream" before Act II 6 years 5 months ago #1782

I don't know what to say. Yes, the scholarship in the Arden editions is first rate. Go to Mr. Jordan's site and say what he has to say.
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Hamlet's "bad dream" before Act II 6 years 5 months ago #1783

Forgive my ignorance, what is Arden?
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Hamlet's "bad dream" before Act II 6 years 5 months ago #1785

The Arden Editions are individual book versions of Shakespeare's plays, generally considered to be the best editions, due to their extensive analytical sections and annotation. Try them.
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Hamlet's "bad dream" before Act II 6 years 5 months ago #1786

sorensonian wrote:
The Arden Editions are individual book versions of Shakespeare's plays, generally considered to be the best editions, due to their extensive analytical sections and annotation. Try them.

Naturally second in quality to the PlayShakespeare editions. :)
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Hamlet's "bad dream" before Act II 6 years 5 months ago #1793

BamaFlum wrote:
Forgive my ignorance, what is Arden?

The editors of Arden's third edition of Hamlet have taken a different approach than previous editors of this play. Rather than present a "conflated" text -- where a critical text is put together utilizing what is seen as the best of the Quartos and First Folio -- the texts are presented as seperate works of art, representing the play at different stages of its life. The first volume contains the Second Quarto text (1604-5) and a lengthy introduction. The second contains a shorter introduction, followed by the First Quarto text (1603) and the First Folio text (1623).

A great presentation of the issues involved that led to this radical departure can be found in The Shakespeare Wars by Ron Rosenbaum. It's recently been released in paperback, and is available at major booksellers nationwide.
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Hamlet's "bad dream" before Act II 6 years 5 months ago #1794

akfarrar wrote:
Creep! :roll:

What.... no love? :P
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Hamlet's "bad dream" before Act II 6 years 5 months ago #1796

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Just schoolboy petulance from my side!
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Hamlet's "bad dream" before Act II 6 years 5 months ago #1800

akfarrar wrote:
Just have to say how good the online texts are - the Hamlet 'to be' is as clear as a bell and makes the supposed difficulties of meaning disappear!

A reminder... :)
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Hamlet's "bad dream" before Act II 6 years 5 months ago #1801

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Petard and hoisted!
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