[Next Project] The Two Noble Kinsmen by William Shakespeare

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Emma Sweeney

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Aug 15, 2022, 6:54:08 PMAug 15
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While I'm finishing up the five plays on the Wanted List, I thought I could also work on The Two Noble Kinsmen. This would complete the SE Shakespeare collection. This one will be very time consuming.

PG has a transcription taken from C. F. Tucker Brooke's 1908 edition of The Shakespeare Apocrypha, which contains archaic language. I found an edition that contains this play and has similar dialog and stage direction placements like in Victoria. The 1896 Royal Shakepere edition modernizes the spelling and capitalization. The OCR for Royal Shakepere is so bad that updating the language in the PG transcription would be less work than fixing the OCR.

The only deviations from this edition I would recommend is to spell out the characters' order of appearances (1, 2, 3 --> First, Second, Third)  and modernize some abbreviations (you 're --> you're, 't will --> 'twill, etc.). These changes would make this edition feel more like the Victoria edition.

I haven't found any cover art yet.



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Alex Cabal

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Aug 15, 2022, 11:28:39 PMAug 15
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So this one was not in Victoria?

It looks like modern scholarship considers it a joint production, is
that right? So we should have two authors?
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Emma Sweeney

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Aug 15, 2022, 11:37:07 PMAug 15
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Yes, this play is not in Victoria.

Also yes, there are two authors, John Fletcher and William Shakespeare. I accidentally left of John Fletcher in the message subject.


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Aug 16, 2022, 11:11:52 AMAug 16
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OK, that all sounds good. se create-draft should allow for multiple
authors, something like `se create-draft --author "Shakespeare"
"Fletcher"`. See Lyrical Ballads or Communist Manifesto for multiple
author examples.
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Sep 16, 2022, 1:08:32 AMSep 16
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I'm starting to look for cover art. Here's what I've found so far.

1.
twonoblekinsmen1.jpg

2.
twonoblekinsmen2.jpg

3.
twonoblekinsmen3.jpg


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Alex Cabal

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Sep 17, 2022, 6:11:49 PM (12 days ago) Sep 17
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How are these related to the play?

The woman has a badminton racket and a shuttlecock - is that on purpose?

On 9/16/22 12:08 AM, Emma Sweeney wrote:
> I'm starting to look for cover art. Here's what I've found so far.
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> twonoblekinsmen1.jpg
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> twonoblekinsmen2.jpg
> CC0 proof <https://zbiory.mnk.pl/en/search-result/catalog/279945>
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> twonoblekinsmen3.jpg
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Sep 17, 2022, 6:39:39 PM (12 days ago) Sep 17
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Cover #1: Palamon and Arcite go off to fight each other for Emilia's hand in marriage.

Cover #2: Palamon and Arcite are imprisoned after they were defeated by Theseus.

Cover #3: Princess Emilia, Hippolyta's beautiful sister, is the main cause of Palamon and Arcite's rivalry. Her outfit fits the play's setting in ancient Greece.


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Sep 17, 2022, 6:47:55 PM (12 days ago) Sep 17
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OK. I think the badminton stuff in 3 is too anachronistic. 2 might work
except they appear to be walking together towards a monster instead of
fighting each other. So maybe 2 is best.
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Sep 18, 2022, 3:08:22 AM (12 days ago) Sep 18
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I found some more artwork for the cover.

4.
Arcite falls off a horse.
twonoblekinsmen4.jpg

5.
Palamon remains in prison after Arcite is released.
twonoblekinsmen5.jpg

6.
Emilia prays to Diana before Palamon and Arcite's fight.
twonoblekinsmen6.jpg


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Alex Cabal

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Sep 18, 2022, 12:37:53 PM (11 days ago) Sep 18
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OK, I think 4 and 5 look good. Let me know which one you select.

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> I found some more artwork for the cover.
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> 4.
> Arcite falls off a horse.
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> 5.
> Palamon remains in prison after Arcite is released.
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Sep 18, 2022, 1:35:18 PM (11 days ago) Sep 18
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I'll use #4 for the cover.

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