Talk:Twelfth Night

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Notes: Project Gutenberg (Not sure whether this was the source)

It would be nice if there would be a way to designate the line numbers (maybe every 5 lines or so): that way it will be easier to reference, instead of counting from the top.

Yes it would - anyone have an evening spare soon?

I've noticed that the character 'Clown' was designated 'Feste' within the dramatis personae. The name 'Feste' is mentioned only once throughout the entire piece and was, moreover, rendered 'clown' by Shakespeare in the original manuscript (or any manuscript I've ever come across) -- not Feste.
Now, insofar as line numbers are concerned, I would highly suggest that wikisource users forgo the proposed persual of this task. For one must keep in mind that many a user may, perhaps, print this document for leisurely reading -- not wishing to be burthened with distracting numbers strewn pell-mell throughout the page. Heed the fact that not everyone who reads Shakespeare is doing so pedantically. Therefore, I stongly protest to the proposed number insertion. -- Grammaticus 17:13, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
It is possible to tag elements on the page so that they do not appear when the page is printed. HTH HAND —Phil | Talk 10:11, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

Doesn't match cited source[edit]

The text isn't even close to matching the source cited on Project Gutenberg (linked above).

Either the text or citation needs to change.

Webbbbbbber 00:46, 17 May 2008 (UTC)

They are the precisely the same, save the fact that the Gutenberg version retains the archaic spelling. To wit, the 'u' as a 'v', 'ie' for 'y' and so on. However, I agree that the citation must change. -- Ambrosiaster (talk) 18:12, 6 September 2008 (UTC)
Did this ever happen? TIA HAND —Phil | Talk 10:11, 20 January 2009 (UTC)
What source did Gutenberg use? This is a modern, edited version of the text. --EncycloPetey (talk) 03:14, 25 January 2009 (UTC)
There are two versions on Google Books [1] [2] unsigned by Drummin2somebeats 16:49, 9 May 2009.
The source Gutenberg used "... was taken from a copy of Shakespeare's first folio and it is as close as [the transcriber] can come in ASCII to the printed text." I personally prefer the Gutenberg version, because it's closest to the original, but it looks like we're going to have to change the text in any case, since no one seems to know what the source was for the current text.
Is there any consensus as to which version we should use? Webbbbbbber (talk) 00:10, 11 May 2009 (UTC)
I say use one of the ones up on google books, because they are actually published works, so they are going to be reliable, unlike the gutenberg which is just some version up on a website, these are published.
Why not both? One near the original and the other edited for modern use? People would need both.