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pg 89EDITORIAL PROCEDURES

I have followed the procedures set up by the General Editor. These are described in detail in Henry V, edited by Gary Taylor (Oxford, 1982), pp. 75 ff. Modernization has followed the principles established in Stanley Wells's 'Modernizing Shakespeare's Spelling', in Wells and Talyor, Modernizing Shakespeare's Spelling, with Three Studies in the Text of 'Henry V' (Oxford, 1979). In the Collations, insignificant variations in speech headings (e.g. Anthonio, Ariell) have not been recorded, nor have obvious misprints (e.g. peetlesse for peerless, 3.1.47; starngely for strangely, 5.1.313). Punctuation has been collated only where a significant syntactical question is involved. Since all asides and speech directions (e.g. to Trinculo) are editorial, only those that are original to this edition have been collated. All changes to stage directions are noted in the collations, but where the specified action is clearly implied by the dialogue, the change is neither bracketed in the text nor attributed to a particular editor. Disputable alterations are printed within broken brackets (⌈ ⌉).

Shakespeare seems to have relied on at least two of his sources, Montaigne's essay 'Of the Cannibals' and the Strachey letter, not only for verbal details but more broadly for attitudes and models of behaviour. I have, therefore, included in appendices the complete Montaigne essay and more extensive selections from Strachey than is usual. For the same reason, I have reprinted the whole scene of Medea's invocation from Golding's Ovid, rather than merely the excerpt that is directly echoed in the play. The texts are based on the original editions cited, and have been modernized.

Abbreviations and References

The following abbreviations are used in the explanatory notes and collations. The place of publication is London unless otherwise specified.

pg 90 Editions of Shakespeare

F

The First Folio, 1623

F2

The Second Folio, 1632

F3

The Third Folio, 1663

F4

The Fourth Folio, 1685

Alexander

Peter Alexander, Works, The Tudor Shakespeare (1951)

Barton

Anne (Righter) Barton, The Tempest, The New Penguin Shakespeare (Harmondsworth, 1968)

Cambridge

W. G. Clark and W. A. Wright, Works, The Cambridge Shakespeare, 9 vols. (Cambridge, 1863–6)

Capell

Edward Capell, Comedies, Histories and Tragedies, 10 vols. (1767–8)

Collier

John Payne Collier, Works, 8 vols. (1842–4)

Dyce

Alexander Dyce, Works, 6 vols. (1857)

Dyce 2

Alexander Dyce, Works, 2nd edn., 9 vols. (1864–67)

Grant White

Works, 12 vols. (Boston, 1857–66)

Hanmer

Thomas Hanmer, Works, 6 vols. (Oxford, 1743–4)

Johnson

Samuel Johnson, Plays, 8 vols. (1765)

Kermode

Frank Kermode, The Tempest, The Arden Shakespeare, sixth edn. revised, with corrections (1961)

Kittredge

G. L. Kittredge, The Tempest (Boston, 1939)

Knight

Charles Knight, Works, Pictorial Edition, 8 vols. (1838–43)

Malone

Edmond Malone, Plays and Poems, 10 vols. (1790)

Neilson-Hill

William Allan Neilson and Charles Jarvis Hill, Plays and Poems, The New Cambridge Edition (Cambridge, Mass., 1942)

Pope

Alexander Pope, Works, 6 vols. (1723–5)

Rann

Joseph Rann, Dramatic Works, 6 vols. (1786–94)

Riverside

G. B. Evans (textual editor), The Riverside Shakespeare (Boston, 1974)

Rowe

Nicholas Rowe, Works, 6 vols. (1709)

Rowe 1714

Nicholas Rowe, Works, 8 vols. (1714)

Sisson

C. J. Sisson, Complete Works (1954)

Steevens

Samuel Johnson and George Steevens, Plays, 10 vols. (1773)

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Theobald

Lewis Theobald, Works, 7 vols. (1733)

Variorum

Horace Howard Furness, The Tempest, A New Variorum Edition (Philadelphia, 1892)

Warburton

William Warburton, Works, 8 vols. (1747)

Wilson

John Dover Wilson, The Tempest, The New Shakespeare (Cambridge, 1921)

Wright

W. A. Wright, The Tempest, The Clarendon Shakespeare (Oxford, 1874)

other works

Abbott

E. A. Abbott, A Shakespearian Grammar, 3rd rev. edn. (1870)

Allen, Notes

[George Allen, I. Fish and H. H. Furness, eds.,] Notes of Studies on 'The Tempest', Minutes of the Shakspere Society of Philadelphia for 1864–6 (Philadelphia, 1866)

Baldwin

T. W. Baldwin, William Shakspere's 'Small Latine & Lesse Greeke' (Urbana, Ill., 1944)

Bulloch

John Bulloch, Studies of the Text of Shakespeare (1878)

Bullough

Geoffrey Bullough, Narrative and Dramatic Sources of Shakespeare, vol. 8 (1975)

Cercignani

Fausto Cercignani, Shakespeare's Works and Elizabethan Pronunciation (Oxford, 1981)

Chambers

E. K. Chambers, The Elizabethan Stage, 4 vols. (Oxford, 1923)

Chambers, William Shakespeare

E. K. Chambers, William Shakespeare: A Study of Facts and Problems, 2 vols. (Oxford, 1936)

Cotgrave

Randle Cotgrave, A Dictionarie of the French and English Tongues, 2nd edn. (1632)

Crane

T. H. Howard-Hill, Ralph Crane and Some Shakespeare First Folio Comedies (Charlottesville, 1972)

Davenant-Dryden

Sir William Davenant and John Dryden, The Tempest, or The Enchanted Island (1670), in Works of John Dryden, vol. 10 (Plays), eds. Maximillian E. Novak and George Robert Guffey (Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1970)

Dent

R. W. Dent, Shakespeare's Proverbial Language: An Index (Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1981)

Douce

Francis Douce, Illustrations of Shakespeare, 2 vols. (1807)

ES

English Studies

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Elze

Karl Elze, Notes on Elizabethan Dramatists, with conjectural emendations of the text, second series (Halle, 1884)

Greg

W. W. Greg, The Shakespeare First Folio (Oxford, 1955)

Golding

W. H. D. Rouse, Shakespeare's Ovid, Being Arthur Golding's Translation of the Metamorphoses (1904, repr. 1961)

Grigson

Geoffrey Grigson, The Englishman's Flora (1955)

Kökeritz

Helge Kökeritz, Shakespeare's Pronunciation (New Haven, 1953)

MLN

Modern Language Notes

McIlwain

C. H. McIlwain, ed., The Political Works of James I (Cambridge, Mass., 1918)

N.&Q.

Notes and Queries

Noble

Richmond Noble, Shakespeare's Biblical Knowledge and Use of the Book of Common Prayer (1935)

OED

The Oxford English Dictionary, being a corrected re-issue … of A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 13 vols. (Oxford, 1933), and Supplements 1–2 (1972, 1976)

Odell

George C. D. Odell, Shakespeare from Betterton to Irving, 2 vols. (New York, 1920)

Onions

C. T. Onions, A Shakespeare Glossary, 2nd edn. (1919), repr. with addenda (Oxford, 1958)

PMLA

Publications of the Modern Language Association of America

RES

Review of English Studies

Representing Shakespeare

Murray Schwartz and Coppelia Kahn, eds., Representing Shakespeare (Baltimore, 1980)

Roberts

Jeanne Addison Roberts, 'Ralph Crane and the Text of The Tempest', Shakespeare Studies 13 (Cambridge, 1980), pp. 213–33

ShQ

Shakespeare Quarterly

Sisson, New Readings

C. J. Sisson, New Readings in Shakespeare, 2. vols. (Cambridge, 1956)

Tilley

M. P. Tilley, A Dictionary of the Proverbs in England in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (Ann Arbor, 1950)

Walker

W. S. Walker, Shakespeare's Versification and its apparent irregularities explained (1854)

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