Versions sifted

During the editing process 5 different editions from the 16th to the 21st centuries of Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare are consulted.

  1. Q = First quarto, 1598.
  2. F = First folio, 1623.
  3. BVar = Boswell-Malone variorum, 1821. Digital Library @ Villanova University.
  4. NPen = New Penguin Shakespeare, 1982. Edited by John Kerrigan. Penguin.
  5. NOxf = New Oxford Shakespeare, 2016. Modern Critical Edition. Edited by Gary Taylor, John Jowett, Terri Bourus, and Gabriel Egan. Oxford University Press.

The copy text was The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare, edited by James Boswell (1778-1822) and Edmond Malone (1741-1812), v. 4, pages 275-467.
The control text was A pleasant conceited comedie called, Loues labors lost by William Shakespeare, British Library, Shakespeare Quartos Archive project.
F and NPen are from