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What? You’re Editing Shakespeare?

  • Shakespeare Reading Room 3209 Calle Marie Santa Fe, NM, 87507 (map)

International Shakespeare Center
What? You’re Editing Shakespeare?

“What do you mean—you EDIT Shakespeare!?”

It might seem almost sacrilegious to edit Shakespeare, but unless you are reading directly from a reproduction of the First Folio printed in 1623, you have never read or seen Shakespeare that is NOT edited.

Learn about the original printed text of Shakespeare’s plays and why it is necessary to edit. Discover what editors have done for the past four hundred years that have impacted the public impression of the plays, including the importance for almost three hundred years to edit out the “naughty bits.” See what editors did in the early twentieth century to intentionally make Shakespeare difficult. Then try your hand at editing Shakespeare yourself!

Workshop led by Robin Williams.

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so you can have a handout!


Shakespeare Reading Room
3209A Calle Marie • 87507