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adams] Adams, Joseph Quincy, ed. Hamlet; Prince of Denmark. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1929. Commentary notes, pp. 173-356. A school edition; commended by cam3b, p. 291.
alex] Alexander, Peter, ed. William Shakespeare: The Complete Works. London and Glasgow: Collins, 1951. 1 vol.
ann [Henley, Samuel, ed.] Annotations by Sam. Johnson & George Steevens, and the various commentators, upon Hamlet, written by Will. Shakspere. London: Bell, 1787. Folger PR 2807 J58 1787 Cage. A collection of notes without the text of the play. See the argument for Henley as editor as well as contributor in Bernice W. Kliman. "Cum Notis Variorum: Samuel Henley, Shakespeare Commentator in Bell's Annotations." Shakespeare Newsletter 48. 4 (Winter 1998/1999): 91+
ard1] Dowden, Edward, ed. The Tragedy of Hamlet. The Arden Shakespeare. London: Methuen, 1899. 1 vol. Newberry YS 0898
ard2] Jenkins, Harold, ed. Hamlet. The New Arden Shakespeare. London: Methuen, 1982.
ard3Q2] Thompson, Ann, and Neil Taylor ed. Hamlet. The New Arden Shakespeare. London: Thomson Learning, 2006.
ard3F1] Thompson, Ann, and Neil Taylor ed. Hamlet. The New Arden Shakespeare. London: Thomson Learning, 2006.
ays1] The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare; with Explanatory Notes compiled from Various Commentators. Embellished with a striking likeness of the author [frontispiece] . . . . London: Printed for John Stockdale, ... Piccadilly, 1784, 1 volume 8vo. The first 1-vol.. ed of Sh plays since F4. The preface, sig. A2r-A2v, is repeated in 1790 and 1807, when the editor was identified as Samuel Ayscough, a librarian at the British Library. Folger PR2752 1784 c.1. sh col. has one ms. note by Coleridge: see TLN 1219.
ays2] Ayscough, Samuel. Shakspeare's Dramatic Works; with explanatory notes, a new edition, to which is added a copious index to the remarkable passages and words. . . . London: Printed for John Stockdale, 1790. Published in three volumes, but vols. one and two, the plays, could be bound into one volume. The index was often sold separately. Folger PR2752 1790a c.1 sh col. The 1790 and 1807 editions are notable for having line numbers in the alley between the 2 columns, the 1st editions to lineate, probably inspired by the index.
ays3] Ayscough, Samuel, ed. The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare; with explanatory notes, to which is added a copious index to the remarkable passages and words. 2 vols. London: John Stockdale et al., 1807. Hamlet is in vol. 2, pp. 999-1041. The British Library copy (BL C.61.h.7) has ms. notes by Coleridge, interleaved. The one facing the first page is dated Jan. 7, 1819 and signed off, "Highgate." This edition followed two previous ones, 1784 and 1807.
bev2] Bevington, David, and David Kastan, eds. Hamlet. New York: Bantam, 1988.
c&mc] Clarke, Charles, and Mary Cowden Clarke, eds. The Plays of Shakespeare. Cassell’s Illustrated Shakespeare. Illus. H. C. Selous. Hamlet in vol. 3. London: Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, n.d. [1868?]. 3 vols. [1864-68]. Folger PR2753 C7 J2. Their note re the dozen or sixteen lines (TLN 1581) is positioned at 2081 but refers to the passage 2056-81.
cald1] Caldecott, Thomas, ed. Hamlet and As You Like It. A Specimen of a new edition of Shakespeare. J, Murray, 1819. BM 1766.K.20. Annotated but not interleaved. BM 11766.K.21, interleaved and annotated, is the 1820 reprint. Both are almost identical and together are to be considered cald1.
cald2] Caldecott, Thomas, ed. Hamlet and As You Like It. A Specimen of an edition of Shakespeare. London: Printed for the editor by William Nicol, Cleveland-Row, St. James, 1832. Folger PR2752 1832f c.3 sh. col. The text is available at the following link.
cam1] Clark, William George, and John Glovers, ed. Works. Hamlet in vol. 8. London and Cambridge: Macmillan and Co., 1866. 9 vols. 1863-6. Newberry YS 08 63. The Folger has Ingleby ms. notes: PR 2752 1863-66 c. 2 sh. col.
cam2] Wright, William Aldis, ed. The Works of William Shakespeare. The Cambridge Edition. London and New York: MacMillan, 1891 ff. . v. 7 1892 and 1895. See Folger PR 2752 1891-1895 and Folger PR 2752 1891-1893, with an identical TP.
cam3a] Wilson, John Dover, ed. The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. New Cambridge Shakespeare. London: Cambridge UP, 1934.
cam3b] Wilson, John Dover, ed. The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. New Cambridge Shakespeare. 2nd ed. London: Cambridge UP, 1936. Identical text but with additional notes.
cam3c] Wilson, John Dover, ed. The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. New Cambridge Shakespeare. 2nd rev. ed. London: Cambridge UP, 1954. Minor textual revisions and modestly updated commentary.
cam4] Edwards, Philip, ed. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. The New Cambridge Shakespeare. New York: Cambridge UP, 1985.
cap] Capell, Edward, ed. Mr. William Shakespeare his Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies . . . Hamlet in vol. 10. London: Printed by Dryden Leach for J. and R. Tonson, nd [1768]. 10 vols. In 8vo. The “Introduction” is found on 1: 1-87; Hamlet on 10: 1-136. Folger PR2752 1768b c.2 sh. col. Capell’s own copy.
chal] Wilkes, G.A., ed. Hamlet. The Challis Shakespeare. Sydney: Sydney UP, 1984. Rpt. 1986.
clowes] The Works of William Shakespeare.. 6 vol. London: William Clowes, 1934. Illustrated. “The Life and Writings of William Shakespeare in Volume Six has been written by Dr. G. B. Harrison, who has also supervised the Introduction to the Plays, Poems, and Sonnets.” The key feature of this ed. is the listing of scenes in which characters appear, the first to include this information since Jennens, 1773.
cln1] Clark, William George, and W. A. Wright, eds. Shakespeare: Select Plays. Oxford: Clarendon P, 1872. Folger PR 2756 C4 Hamlet sh. col.. As of 1872, only four plays were in the series: Ham., MV, R2, Mac. Jaggard indicates that the edition was published in 1868-83.
cln2] Rylands, George, ed. Hamlet. The New Clarendon Shakespeare. Oxford: Clarendon, 1947.
col1] Collier, J. Payne, ed. The Works of William Shakespeare. Hamlet in vol. 7. London: Whittaker & Co., 1843. 8 vols. 1842-44. Folger PR2752 1842-44b. The British Library copy, BM C 134 f. 1 Col1, has Collier’s ms. notes.
col2] Collier, J. Payne, ed. The Plays of Shakespeare: The Text Regulated by the old copies and by the recently discovered folio of 1632 [F2]. London: Whittaker, 1853. Folger PR2752 1853a c.1 Sh. col. Based on Perkins folio at the Huntington Library, the ms. called mcol1. Collier did not consider this edition his 2nd ed. because it was a record of the Perkins’ “annotations” [or most of them]. General opinion is that these notes were forged, most likely by Collier himself. See Arthur Freeman and Janet Freeman, John Payne Collier: Scholarship and Forgery in the Nineteenth Century. No 9 in the Elizabethan Club Series. New Haven:Yale UP, 2004, and see review of this book by Bernice W. Kliman in SQ 57 (Spring 2006): 108-10.
col3] Collier, J. Payne, ed. Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories, Tragedies, and Poems. 2nd ed. Hamlet in vol. 5. London: Whittaker and Co. Ave. Maria Lane, 1858. 6 vols. This is the 2nd edition of Collier’s “own” work after the “discovery” of the supposed Perkins Folio. Folger PR2752 1858 c.1
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col4] Collier, J. Payne, ed. The Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare, With the Purest Text and the Briefest Notes. Hamlet in vol. 6. London: Privately printed for the Subscribers, 1878. 7 vols.
crg1] Craig, Hardin, ed. Shakespeare: A Historical and Critical Study with Annotated Texts of Twenty-one Plays. Chicago: Scott, Foresman, 1931.
crg2] Craig, Hardin, ed. The Complete Works of Shakespeare. Chicago: Scott, Foresman, 1951. 1 vol.
del2. Delius, Nicolaus, ed. Shakspere’s Werke. Hamlet in vol. 1. Elberfeld: R.L. Friderichs, 1854. 7 vols. 1854-1861. Text in English, notes in German. Folger PR 2752 1854-1861a c.6 v.1. sh. col.
del4] Delius, Nicolaus, ed. Shakspere’s Werke. 3rd rev. ed. Hamlet in vol. 2. Elberfeld: R. L. Friderichs, 1872. 2 vols.
dent] Andrews, John, ed. Hamlet. The Everyman Shakespeare. London: Dent, and New York: Tuttle, 1993. This is the Guild Sh with text and some notes revised.
dyce1] Dyce, Alexander, ed. The Works of William Shakespeare. Hamlet in vol. 5. London: Edward Moxon, 1857. 6 vols. PR2753 D8. Hamlet 5: 468-578, with all notes at the end, 5: 579-600 .
dyce2] Dyce, Alexander, ed. The Works of William Shakespeare. 2nd ed. Hamlet in vol. 7. London: Chapman and Hall, 193 Piccadilly. 1866. 9 vols.
elze1] Elze, Karl, ed. Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Leipzig: Gustav Mayer, 1857. Columbia U Library 823SS7 IE57 German intro. English text with German notes, mixed with some English.
evns1] The Riverside Shakespeare. Ed. G. Blakemore Evans et al. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1974. Illustrated. Hamlet, ed. Frank Kermode. Intro. 1135-40. Text, 1141-86. Note on the text and textual notes, 1186-97.
F1] Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies . . . 1623. The First Folio
F2] Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies . . .1632, The second folio, copy 20: Folger F2FL20.
F3] Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies . . .1663-4. Folger mF3FL20; BM c39 i 20; BL C.39.i.20 F3; Huntington F3s: 108176, 108200, 108201, 108202, 108203, 108204, 108205.
F4] Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies . . . 1685. [Huntington 108209 pieced together from several other copies, some w smaller pages. Ham is on pp. 59-86, sig. [Eee 6r]-[Hhh1v]].
fol1] Louis B. Wright and Virginia A. LaMar, eds. Hamlet.. The Folger Library Shakespeare. New York: Washington Square Press. 1958
fol2] Mowat, Barbara, and Paul Werstine, eds. Hamlet. The New Folger Library Shakespeare. New York: Washington Square Press, 1992.
gent1] [Gentleman, Francis, ed.] Hamlet, Prince of Denmark A Tragedy, by Shakespeare. As performed at the Theatre-Royal, Covent-Garden. Regulated from the Prompt-Book, with Permission of the Managers, by Mr. Younger, Prompter. An Introduction and Notes critical and illustrative, are added by the authors of the DRAMATIC CENSOR (Francis Gentleman). Bell's edition of Shakespere. London: Printed for John Bell, near Exeter-Exchange, in the Strand, and C. Etherington, at York, 1773. The Folger lists this copy as PR2752 1774a v.3 sh col. The texts of the two gent editions follow the pattern of textual omissions of Q6-wilk editions, but omit instead of highlighting words not said on stage. See CN 51 for an example of gent1, gent2 variations in commentary notes.
gent2] [Gentleman, Francis, ed.] Hamlet, Prince of Denmark A Tragedy, by Shakespeare. As performed at the Theatre-Royal, Covent-Garden. Regulated from the Prompt-Book, with Permission of the Managers, by Mr. Younger, Prompter. An Introduction and Notes critical and illustrative, are added by the authors of the DRAMATIC CENSOR (Francis Gentleman). Bell's edition of Shakespere. London: Printed for John Bell, near Exeter-Exchange, in the Strand, and C. Etherington, at York, 1774. The Folger lists this as 1774b.
glo] Clark, William George, and William Aldis Wright, eds. The Works of William Shakespeare. The Globe Edition. 1864. New York: AMS Press, 1970. 1 vol. Ham. pp. 811-846, double-column format. Glossary but no explanatory footnotes. The numbering system devised for this edition is followed by many succeeding editions.
hal] Halliwell, James O., ed. The Works of William Shakespeare. Hamlet in vol. 14. London: J. E. Adlard, 1865. 16 vols. 1853-1865. Notes on Ham. 14.121-51. In hal1, Life is 1:1-263. The Formation of the Text, 1: 265-303. Hofstra oversize PR2753 H2 v.14 1865.
han1] Hanmer, Thomas, ed. The Works of Mr William Shakespear. Hamlet in vol. 6. Oxford: Printed at the Theatre. 1744. 6 vols. In large 4to. Illustrated. This is available in a modern facsimile edition: LibC PR2752 .H3. 1969. The Folger also has a 1747 reprint in 12mo, the gift of Henry N. Paul.
han2] Hanmer, Thomas, ed. The Works of Shakespear. Hamlet in vol. 6. London: Printed for J. and P. Knapton, S. Birt, T. Longman, H. Lintot, C. Hitch, J. Brindley, J. and R. Tonson and S. Draper, R. and B. Wellington, E. New, and B. Dod, 1745. 6 vols. In 8vo. Bernice W. Kliman has proposed the theory that this edition is an annotated version of han1, produced by Tonson to protect his copyright to Shakespeare's works. See Kliman, "Samuel Johnson and Tonson's 1745 Shakespeare: Warburton, Anonymity, and the Shakespeare Wars," in Reading Readings: Essays on Shakespeare Editing in the Eighteenth Century, ed. Joanna Gondris (Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ. Press, 1998), pp. 299-317.
hoy] Hoy, Cyrus, ed. William Shakespeare: Hamlet: An Authoritative Text Intellectual Backgrounds, Extracts from the Sources, Essays in Criticism. A Norton Critical Edition. New York: Norton, 1963.
hud1] Hudson, H.N., ed. The Works of Shakespeare. Hamlet in vol 10. Boston and Cambridge: James Munroe and Company, 1856. 11 vols. 1851-56. Folger PR2752 1851-1856.
hud2] Hudson, Henry N., ed. Plays of Shakespeare selected and prepared for use in schools, clubs, classes and families. Boston: Ginn Brothers, 1872. BL shelfmark 11761.e.13.
hud3] Hudson, Henry N., ed. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. Harvard Edition. Hamlet in vol. 14. Boston: Ginn & Heath, 1881. 20 vols. 1880-81. Folger microfilm. PR2752 1880-1881a sh. col.
iraceQ1] Irace, Kathleen, ed.The First Quarto of Hamlet. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1998.
irv2] Irving, Henry, and Frank A. Marshall, eds. The Works of William Shakespeare. Hamlet in vol. 8. NY: Scribner and Welford, 1890. 8 vols. [Notes by Marshall and other Shn scholars. Also illustrations by Gordon Browne. The notes in Ham are by Marshall through 1.3 and by Arthur Symons from there on].
jen] Jennens, Charles, ed. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. A Tragedy. London: Printed by W. Bowyer and J. Nichols: and sold by W. Owen, between the Temple-Gates, Fleet-Street, 1773. This text is from the 2- volume edition of five plays edited by Jennens. In 8vo. Folger PR2807 1773. c. 1. sh. col. and the collected 2 vol. ed, Folger PR2752 1770-73, c.1.v.1. sh.col. Jennens’ name appears in the acknowledgement by the unnamed editor who actually, as it turns out, was Jennens himself. See the edition at http://www.hamletworks.org [v. “Interesting texts”].
john1] Johnson, Samuel, ed. The Plays of William Shakespeare. London: Printed for J. and R. Tonson, C. Corbet, H. Woodfall, J. Rivington, R. Baldwin, L. Hawes, Clark and Collins, W. Johnston, T. Caslon, T. Lownds, and the Executors of B. Dodd, 1765. 8 vols. Folger PR2752 1765a v. 8 contains Ham.
john2] Johnson, Samuel, ed. The Plays of William Shakespeare. London: Printed for J. and R. Tonson, et al. The AMS Press reprint is of john2, which can be distinguished from john1 by the fact that the former's preface has numbered pages while those of john1 do not.
john3]. No important differences between this reprint. published in 1768 and the earlier Johnson eds. There is no evidence that Johnson reworked any notes after the 1st 1765 ed.
kit1] Kittredge, George Lyman, ed. The Complete Works of Shakespeare. Boston: Ginn, 1936. 1 vol. No notes. General Glossary.
kit2] Kittredge, George Lyman, ed The Tragedy of HAMLET Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare. Boston: Ginn and Co., 1939. Folger PR2807 1939. Full introduction and notes. Text = kit1.
Klein] Klein, Holger M., ed., translator, annotator. Hamlet Englisch/Deutsch . . . . 2 vols. Stuttgart: Reclam, 1984. Commentary: 2: 11-668.
knt1] Knight, Charles, ed. The Pictorial Edition of the Works of Shakspere. Hamlet in vol. 6. London: Charles Knight and Co., 1839. 8 vols. 1839-43. Newberry YX 0838; Princeton 3926 1839 v. 6
ktly] Keightley, Thomas, ed. The Plays of William Shakespeare. Hamlet in vol. 5. London: Bell and Daldy, 1864. 6 vols. Folger PR2752 1864d c.1. v.5. sh. col.
mal] Malone, Edmond, ed. The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare . . .. Vol. 7. London: Printed by H. Baldwin for J. Rivington and Sons . . ., 1790. 11 vols. In 8vo. Folger PR2752 1790c copy 3 sh. col.
mull] Mull, Matthias. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. Lines pronounced corrupt restored and mutilations before unsuspected emended, also some new renderings. with preface and notes.... London: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1885.
nlsn] Neilson, William Allan, ed. The Complete Dramatic and Poetic Works of William Shakespeare. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1906. 1 vol. Folger PR2753 1906 c.1 and c. 2 sh. col.
n&h] Neilson, William, and Charles Jarvis Hill. eds. The Complete Poems and Plays of William Shakespeare. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1942. 1 vol.
oxf1] Craig, W. J., ed. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. The Oxford Shakespeare. Oxford: Clarendon Press, [1891]. Folger PR2755 C9 alc c.1 sh. col.
oxf2] Wells, Stanley, and Gary Taylor, gen. eds. William Shakespeare: The Complete Works. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1986. 1 vol.
oxf3] Wells, Stanley, and Gary Taylor, gen. eds. William Shakespeare: The Complete Works. Original-spelling edition. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1986. 1 vol. See also the notes, published in a separate volume.
oxf4] Hibbard, G.R., ed. Hamlet: Prince of Denmark. Oxford Shakespeare Series. New York: Oxford UP, 1987. Hibbard completed his notes before the oxf2 was completed, and its editors sometimes used Hibbard's notes.
p&c] Porter, Charlotte and Helen A. Clarke, eds. The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespere. First Folio Edition. New York: Crowell, 1903,
par&c] Parrott, Thomas Marc and Hardin Craig. The Tragedy of Hamlet: a Critical Edition of the Second Quarto. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1938. Rpt. 1976.
pel] Farnham, Willard, ed. The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. The Pelican Shakespeare. Baltimore: Penguin, 1957, rpt. 1959, 1960, 1963 (twice), 1965. This has the same glosses as pel2
pel2 Farnham, Willard, ed. Hamlet Prince of Denmark. The Pelican Shakespeare. New York: Penguin, 1970. 1st published 1957; revised ed. 1970. Rpt. 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980l,1981(twice), 1982, 1983, 1984.
pen1] Harrison, G.B., ed. The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark. The Penguin Shakespeare. Harmondsworth, Middlesex: Penguin Books, 1937. Rpt. 1939, 1941, 1948,
pen2] Spencer, T.J.B., ed. Hamlet. The Penguin Shakespeare. Introduction Anne Barton. Harmondsworth, Middlesex: Penguin, 1980.
pope1] Pope, Alexander, ed. The Works of Mr. William Shakespear. Hamlet in vol. 6. London: Jacob Tonson, 1723. 6 vols. Folger PR2752 c.1 v.6 sh. col. The Yale Bieneke has the copy annotated by Thirlby [Osborn Collection, fpc 13/1]. George Sewell's edition of Shakespeare’s poems is attached as volume 7 to pope1. His glossary is almost identical to that of Charles Gildon for Rowe's edition. The few differences mark Pope’s emendations. The entire volume is almost identical to Gildon’s work presented as Pope’s and Sewell's.
pope2] Pope, Alexander, ed. The Works of Shakespear. London: Printed for J. Tonson, 1728. 10 vol. Hamlet in vol. 8, containing Cym., Rom., Ham., and Oth. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. pp. 206-321. Frontispiece for this play is a scene from 3.4, similar to that in rowe3, a copy it seems. Folger PR 2752 1728a c. 1 sh. col. George Sewell's edition of Shakespeare’s poems is attached as v.10 to pope2. Sewell’s glossary is identical to that in v.7 of pope1. TP of vol. 10 says The Works of Mr. William Shakespeare. In Ten Volumes. Publish’d by Mr. Pope and Dr. Sewell. London: Printed for [gives 5 lines of printers], 1728. Folger 2752 1728a c.1, v. 10. sh. col.
Q1] The tragicall historie of Hamlet Prince of Denmarke by William Shake-speare. As it hath beene diuerse times acted by his Highnesse seruants in the Cittie of London: as also in the two Vniuersities of Cambridge and Oxford, and else-where. At London. printed [by Valentine Simmes] for N[icholas] L[ing] and Iohn Trundell, 1603. See appendix for diplomatic copy of Q1 and see Michael J. B. Allen and Kenneth Muir, eds. Shakespeare's Plays in Quarto: A Facsimile Edition of Copies Primarily from the Henry E. Huntington Library. Berkeley: U of California P, 1981. 579-611.
Q2] The Tragicall Historie of Hamlet Prince of Denmark. 1604. See Michael J. B. Allen and Kenneth Muir, eds. Shakespeare's Plays in Quarto: A Facsimile Edition of Copies Primarily from the Henry E. Huntington Library. Berkeley: U of California P, 1981. 612-62.[Huntington 69305, 69306, 69307]. The corrected Q2 is dated 1605. See Rasmussen's introduction to The Three Text Hamlet: Parallel Texts of the First and Second Quartos and First Folio. Ed. Bernice W. Kliman and Paul Bertram. 2nd ed. New York: AMS Press, 2003.
Q3] “Hamlet Prince of Denmark Kemble Collection” on spine and leather cover. Sheets pasted or cut into a notebook, no title page. Folger 22277 copy 3. “Geo. Steevens” in ink at top of 1st page.
Q4] The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark. n.d. [now dated 1623 by Eric Rasmussen] [STC 22278 Q4]. Folger Facs. PR2749 H1 n.d. Copy 1 and Huntington Library 69308. See Eric Rasmussen’s "The Date of Q4 Hamlet” in PBSA 95.1 (2001): 21-29.
Q5] The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark. Newly imprinted and enlarged, according to the true and perfect Copy last Printed. By William Shakespeare. London: Printed for John Smethwicke, 1637. Folger Facs. PR2749 H1 1637 Copy 1.
Q6] The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark. As it is now Acted at his Highness the Duke of York’s Theatre. By William Shakespeare. London: Printed by Andr. Clark, for J. Martyn, and H. Herringman, at the Bell in St. Paul’s Church-Yard, and at the Blue Anchor in the lower Walk of the New Exchange, 1676[a]. PR2749 H1 1676b Copy 3. Dramatis Personae (dp) and cast list added for first time.
Q7] The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark. As it is now Acted at his Highness the Duke of York’s Theatre. By William Shakespeare. London: Printed by Andr. Clark, for J. Martyn, and H. Herringman, at the Bell in St. Paul’s Church-Yard, and at the Blue Anchor in the lower Walk of the New Exchange, 1676[b]. This is the 5-line imprint.
Q8] The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark. As it is now Acted at his Highness the Duke of York’s Theatre. By William Shakespeare. London: Printed for H. Herringman and R. Bentley, at the Blew Anchor in the New Exchange, and in Russel-street in Covent Garden. 1685.
Q9] The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark. As it is now Acted at the Theatre Royal, by their Majesties Servants. By William Shakespeare. London. Printed for H. Herringman, and R. Bentley; and sold by R. Bentley, J. Tonson, T. Bennet, and F. Sanders, 1695. Folger PR2749 H1 1695-1 Copy 1.
Q10] The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark. As it is now Acted by Her Majesties Servants. By William Shakespeare. London: Printed for Rich. Wellington...and E. Rumball . . . 1703. There are three versions of this at least: 1703a, b, c. in facs. PR2749 1703a Copy 1.
rann] Rann, Joseph, ed. The Dramatic Works of Shakspeare. Vol. 6. Oxford: Clarendon, n.d. 1791-. 6 vols. 1786-[94]. Folger PR2752 1786 c.2 sh. col. (with ms notes by Coleridge].
rid1] Ridley, M.R., ed. Hamlet. The New Temple Shakespeare. London: Dent, 1934. v. 6.
rowe1] [Rowe, Nicholas], ed. The Works of Mr. William Shakespear. “Some Account of the Life, &c. of Mr. William Shakespear.” 1: i-xl. London: Jacob Tonson, 1709. 6 vols. Hamlet 5:2366 (frontispiece) - 2466.
Charles Gildon's The Works of Mr. William Shakespeare. Volume the Seventh. Containing, Venus & Adonis. Tarquin & Lucrece And Miscellany Poems . . . London: Printed for E. Curll . . . , 1710. Folger PR2752 1709a c.1 v.7 sh. col. Remarks on Hamlet pp. 395-404. This is a 7th vol. added to rowe1, apparently with the agreement of Rowe's publisher.
rowe2 [Rowe, Nicholas], ed. The Works of Mr. William Shakespear. Hamlet in vol. 7. London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, at Grays-Inn Gate. 1709. Folger PT 2752 1709b. c.1 v.7. sh. col.
rowe3 Rowe, Nicholas, ed. The Works of Mr. William Shakespear. Hamlet in vol. 6. London: Jacob Tonson, 1714. 6 vols. Folger Pr2752 1714a c.1 v.6.sh. col. Title page for Hamlet but no frontispiece. pp. 301-406.
rug1] [Moberly, Charles E.], ed. Shakespeare’s Tragedy of Hamlet; Prince of Denmark. Rugby: W. Billington, 1870. Folger PR 2807 1870 sh. col. Though unnamed, Charles Moberly most likely edited this edition as evidenced by the correlation of notes between this text and rug2, which names Moberly as the editor. Not only the commentary notes but also the expurgation in 2.1 in this text is also in rug2.
rug2] Moberly, Charles E., ed. Shakespeare’s Tragedy of Hamlet; Prince of Denmark. Rugby edition. London: Rivingtons, 1873. Some variation in notes and text.
sig1] Hubler, Edward, ed. The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark: With New Dramatic Criticism and an Updated Bibliography. Signet Classic Shakespeare. New York: New American Library, 1987.
sig2] Barnet, Sylvan, ed. The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark: With New and Updated Critical Essays and a Revised Bibliography. Signet Classic Shakespeare. New York: NAL [Penguin Putnam], 1998. Described as “completely re-edited.”
sing1] Singer, Samuel Weller, ed. The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare. Hamlet in vol. 10. Chiswick: Charles Whittingham, College House, 1826. 10 vols. The half title adds this information: with sixty engravings on wood, by John Thompson, from drawings by Stothard, Corbould, Harvey, etc. Folger PR2752 1826c c.1 sh.col..
sing2] Singer, Samuel Weller, ed The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare. 2nd rev. ed. Hamlet in vol. 9. London: Bell and Daldy Fleet Street, 1856. 10 vols. Folger PR2752 1856j c.1 sh.col.
sis] Sisson, Charles Jasper, ed. Complete Works. London: Odhams, 1954. 1 vol. Folger PR2753 S3 1954.
stau] Staunton, Howard, ed. The Plays of Shakespeare (with illus by John Gilbert). Hamlet in vol. 3. London: George Routledge, 1860. 3 vols. 1858-60. Newberry YS 0859; Folger PR2752 1858-60 sh. col; also PR 2752 1858-64 sh. col.
syn] Tronch- Pérez, Jesús, ed. A Synoptic Hamlet: A Critical Synoptic Edition of the Second Quarto/ and First Folio texts of Hamlet. València: Sederi: Univeritat de Valècia, 2002. Tronch-Pérez is preparing the "Modernized Enfolded Hamlet" [modEH] for hamletworks.org.
theo1] Theobald, Lewis, ed. The Works of Shakespeare. Hamlet in vol. 7. London: Printed for A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch, J. Tonson, F. Clay, W. Feales, and R. Wellington. 1733. 7 vols. Folger PR2752 1733 c.6 v. 7 sh. col. [with MS. notes by Hanmer?] Also a reprint at LibC. PR2752 .T4 1968.
theo2] Theobald, Lewis, ed. The Works of Shakespeare. 2nd. ed. Hamlet in vol. 8. London: Printed for H. Lintott, C. Hitch, J. and R.Tonson, C. Corbet, R. and B. Wellington, J. Brindley, and E. New, 1740. 8 vols. Folger PR 2752 1740 c. 4 v.8 sh. col. [belonging to Geo. Tollet, with notes in his handwriting, it seems].
theo4] Theobald, Lewis, ed. The Works of Shakespeare. 4th ed. Hamlet in vol. 8. London: Printed for C. Hitch and L. Hawes, H. Lintot, J. and R. Tonson, J. Hodges, B. Dod, J. Rivington, M. and T. Longman, J. Brindley, C. Corbet, and T. Caslon, 1757. 8 vols. Folger PR2752 1757 c.1 sh. col. v. 1-8.
tjoh1] Johnson, Thomas, ed. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. A Tragedy. Written by Mr. William Shakespear. London [?], 1710. Folger 1710 is PR2807 1710 c.1 sh. col.
tjoh2] Johnson, Thomas, ed. A Collection of the Best English Plays. 16 vols. The Hague, 1720-1722. Printed for T. Johnson Bookseller at The Hague, 1720. Folger PR2807 1720 c.1 sh. col.
trav] Travers, René. Hamlet: texte anglais avec une introduction, notes et illustrations documentaires. Paris: Hachette, 1929. Some expurgation.
tsch] Tschischwitz, Benno, ed. Shakspere’s sämmtliche Werke. Halle: G. Emil Barthel, 1869. Folger PR 2807 1869c sh. col. Vorwort, pp. vii-viii. Einleitung zu ‘Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.” ix - xlviii with bibliographical notes. The Globe numbering system is in place.
v1773] Johnson, Samuel, and George Steevens, ed. The Plays of William Shakespeare. Hamlet in vol. 10. London: Printed for C. Bathurst, 1773. 10 vols. Folger PR2752 1773b c.3 sh. col. has ms notes attributed to Steevens. This edition is largely Steevens' work with occasional new notes by Johnson.
v1778] Johnson, Samuel, and George Steevens, eds. The Plays of William Shakespeare. 2nd rev. ed. Hamlet is in vol. 10. London: Bathurst . . . . [1778]. 10 vols. This Steevens edition had the 1st effort toward a chronology of plays. Folger c.3 has important ms. notes, probably by Steevens.
v1785] Johnson, Samuel, George Steevens, and Isaac Reed, eds. The Plays of William Shakspeare. 3rd rev. ed. Hamlet in vol. 10. London: Printed for C. Bathurst . . . , 1785. 10 vols. [[OR 2752 1785 c. 1]. Revised and augmented by the Editor of Dodsley’s Collection of Old Plays (i.e., Isaac Reed)].
v1793] Steevens, George, and Isaac Reed, eds. The Plays of William Shakspeare. 4th rev. ed. Hamlet in vol. 15. London: T. Longman . . . , 1793. 15 vols. BM 80 e.. 3-17. BM has three sets of them. Folger PR2752 1793a sh. col.
v1803] Reed, Isaac, ed. The Plays of William Shakspeare. 5th rev. ed. Hamlet in vol. 18. London: Printed for J. Johnson . . . , 1803. 21 vols. Folger PR2752 1803a c.1 v.1 sh. col.
v1813] Reed, Isaac, ed. The Plays of William Shakspeare. 6th rev. ed. Hamlet in vol. 18. London: J. Nichols et al., 1813. 21 vols. BM 11762.dd
v1821] [Boswell, James, ed.] The Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare, with the corrections and illustrations of various commentators: cpmprehending A Life of the Poet, and an enlarged history of the stage, by the late Edmond Malone. With a new Glossarial Index. Hamlet in vol. 7. London: F. C. and J. Rivington . . . , 1821. 21 vols. AMS reprint LibC PR2752 .B6 1966, vol.7. Boswell assumed editorship following the death of Malone and corrected many errors of attribution.
v1877] Furness, Horace Howard, ed. Hamlet. A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare. 1877. New York: Dover, 1963. Vol 1: Text, textual notes ande commentary notes; vol 2: Appendix.
vand] Van Dam, B. A. P., M. D., ed. The Text of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. London: John Lane, the Bodley Head Ltd., 1924. Queens College. PR2807 D25.
warb] Warburton, William, ed. The Works of Shakespear. Hamlet in vol. 8. London: Printed for J. and P. Knapton . . . , 1747. 8 vols. Folger PR2752 1747a sh.col. c. 2 has tby4.
wh1] White, Richard Grant, ed. The Works of William Shakespeare. Hamlet in vol. 11. Boston: Little Brown, 1862. 12 vols. 1857-66. Newberry YS 0866; Folger PR2752 W58 1857-65 sh. col.
wh2] White, Richard Grant, ed. Mr. William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories, Tragedies and Poems. The Riverside Shakespeare. Hamlet in vol. 3. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Co, 1883. 3 vols. Folger Library copy is from the library of Edward Dowden PR2752 1883h c.1 v.3 sh. col.
wilk1] Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. A Tragedy. As it is now Acted by his Majesty’s Servants. Written by William Shakespear. London: Printed by J. Darby for M. Wellington at the King’s Head, over against St. Clement’s Church, in the Strand. 1718. Folger PR2807 1718 Copy 1 sh. col. What Theobald called Hughs is the 1723 reprint of 1718.
wilk2] Hamlet, Prince of Denmark; A Tragedy, As it is now Acted by his Majesty’s Servants. Written by William Shakespear. London; Printed by J. Darby, for A. Bettesworth in Pater-noster-Row, and F. Clay without Temple-Bar, 1723. 1723a seems to be the true version. Jaggars bibliography identifies 6 copies of these three versions and if no more have been discovered then the Folger has them all. Folger PR2807 1723a. See also PR2821 1718 copy 2 Sh col and PR2807 1723b Copy 1 Sh Col., which seems to be the pirated version (actually 1730).
yal1] Crawford, Jack Randall, ed. The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark. The Yale Shakespeare. New Haven: Yale UP, 1917. 1 vol.
yal2] Brooke, Tucker, and Jack Randall Crawford, eds. The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark. The Yale Shakespeare. New Haven: Yale UP, 1947.