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Becoming Shakespeare: The Unlikely Afterlife That Turned a Provincial Playwright into the Bard

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2013

    Have not read more than few pages...it appears to be an excelle

    Have not read more than few pages...it appears to be an excellent treatment of the subject... but in a history book, it is troubling to find that the early dates are 200 years off. All the dates of events that took place in the 1500's are printed as having occurred during the 1300's. I am sure this is a spell checker error from the manuscript...but this is an ebook, and it could easily be fixed. Why don't you fix it, Barnes & Noble?

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 10, 2013

    Like the other reviewer, I found this excellent book marred by t

    Like the other reviewer, I found this excellent book marred by the fact that nearly every "5" in dates appeared as a "3."  As I personally know quite a bit about Shakespeare and Elizabethan England, I knew the errors and assumed that every 5 would be a 3.  Not so.  So, when I got to parts with which I was less familiar, such as dates dealing with 18th Century actors, I had no idea what the correct date was--was it 1758 1738?  I see no reason for this type of error, nor do I think for one minute that the author of this well-researched book was in any way at fault.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2013

    Don't Buy the E-text

    The accuracy of the e-text is an insipid. Pictures will appear on one page, that caption will appear on another, sometimes the caption is on the correct page but text bleeds over into the caption. Subtext headers may appear at the bottom of a page, hyphens appear where they don't belong. Spaces between some words disappear. In many places following a date the first word of text is distorted. And, as both other reviewers have noted dates that should appear as 15XX appear as 13XX making the text unreliable for students. The e-text is an embarrassment for the publisher. All the errors detract from the professional research and excellent writing skills of Jack Lynch. If the quality of publication matched the scholarly skill of the writer I would have give this a 5.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 25, 2014

    I cannot comment on the paper editions of this book, as I have n

    I cannot comment on the paper editions of this book, as I have not seen one. The Nook version is filled with what appear to be problems with the conversion to e-book format. At least I hope so. I cannot imagine a manuscript so filled with typos and date errors ever making it into print except on the sleaziest vanity press.

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  • Posted July 24, 2013

    Fix the typos and give us a better electronic edition.  This is

    Fix the typos and give us a better electronic edition.  This is ridiculous.  Rating is solely for the lack of editing in the ebook.

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    Posted June 4, 2013

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