365 Days of Shakespeare

That's right – the Bard in a year.

234. I’m pretty sure that’s not the question.

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Everyone makes typos. I do it all the time. However, most of my typos don’t get published and distributed to the masses. Which is a lucky thing, since it means I am spared from all sorts of embarrassing situations.

Some of us are not so lucky. There are all sorts of amusing typos in everything from the latest bestseller to the Bible, but for me, nothing beats a glaring typo that really, really, really should have been caught by someone, which occurs in a scholarly edition of the complete works of Shakespeare:

The Swan of Avon also has suffered at the hands of typos. A new scholarly edition of Shakespeare’s plays appeared in 1991, edited by renowned experts. In Act III, Scene I of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, the meditation “To be, or not to be” appeared as “To be, or to be.”



Written by Caroline Mincks

May 23, 2010 at 8:37 PM

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