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Title: Shakespeare's 'King Lear' : a critical edition
Author: Duthie, George Ian
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1946
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The aim of this work is to present the reader with a text of King Lear which will be as near to what Shakespeare wrote as I believe it is possible for us to get. I do not propose to undertake exegesis, or to deal with other literary matters, unless this is necessitated by textual problems. My sole purpose is to establish the text. There are two substantive editions of the play -- the first quarto edition, published in 1608, and the first folio edition, published in 1623. In this Introduction we shall consider the problem of the nature of the copy for each of these editions and come to a conclusion as to which of them has the greater authority; we shall establish the copy-text for the present edition, which is to be an "old-spelling" edition, not a modernized one. having determined on the copy-text, we shall consider what use, if any, is to be made of the other substantive edition. Submitted, along with a monograph entitled "The 'Bad' Quarto of Hamlet" and a paper entitled "The Taming of a Shrew and The Taming of the Shrew".
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Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Litt.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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