Love's labours [sic] lost


Love's labours [sic] lost


Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616


Wells, Stanley W., 1930- (ed.)


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Plays -- England -- 16th century
Comedies -- England -- 16th century

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Transcribed from: A pleasant conceited comedie called loues labors lost : as it vvas presented before her highnes this last Christmas / newly corrected and augmented by W. Shakespere. -- Imprinted at London : by W.[illiam] W.[hite] for Cuthbert Burby, 1598.


Contents: File 1 (lllcor.0122). Corrigenda for the University of Oxford Text Archive Q1 "Love's labour's lost" / compiled by Kenneth B. Steele ; File 2 (lllq.0122). Love's labours [sic] lost

From Kenneth B. Steele: The text "is an edited transcript of the quarto, rather than a diplomatic or quasi-facsimile transcript. It makes deliberate sophistications, inadvertent errors, and careless oversights which should be corrected before the text can be relied upon" [corrections supplied]

Publication based on this text: The complete works / William Shakespeare ; general editors, Stanley Wells and Gary Taylor ; editors Stanley Wells ... [et al.] ; with introductions by Stanley Wells. -- Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1986. -- (Oxford Shakespeare). -- ISBN 0-19-812926-2.

Publication based on this text: The complete works / William Shakespeare ; general editors, Stanley Wells and Gary Taylor ; editors, Stanley Wells ... [et al.] ; with introductions by Stanley Wells ; and an essay on Shakespeare's spelling and punctuation by Vivian Salmon. -- Original-spelling ed. / Stanley Wells ... [et al.]. -- Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1986. -- (Oxford Shakespeare). -- ISBN 0-19-812919-X.

Another publication of interest: William Shakespeare : a textual companion / by Stanley Wells and Gary Taylor, with John Jowett and William Montgomery. -- Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1987. -- Partial contents: Pp. 69-109. The canon and chronology of Shakespeare's plays -- pp. 80-89. Function words. -- ISBN 0-19-812914-9.

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