Excerpt from Old English DramasThis play was first published by Kirkman and Marsh, in 1662, one of the most slovenly editions that ever issued from the press. The blank verse is printed therein as prose, and the task of restoring the original verseMoreExcerpt from Old English DramasThis play was first published by Kirkman and Marsh, in 1662, one of the most slovenly editions that ever issued from the press. The blank verse is printed therein as prose, and the task of restoring the original verse is by no means easy as the orthography is anything but trustworthy, words being abbreviated where the verse required the full form and vice versa- the tenses altered- explanatory words incorporated with the text, and the stage directions sometimes tacked on to the dialogue.
In 1869 this play appeared in a volume entitled Doubtful Plays of the Tauchnitz edition. The text of the present edition is that of the edition of 1662, but, as this series is, in the main, intended for the million, a compromise has been attempted in this way. The spelling has been modernized, and the obvious misprints and errors of the original text have been corrected.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books.
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