|Budget Amount *help
¥1,700,000 (Direct Cost : ¥1,700,000)
Fiscal Year 1996 : ¥400,000 (Direct Cost : ¥400,000)
Fiscal Year 1995 : ¥400,000 (Direct Cost : ¥400,000)
Fiscal Year 1994 : ¥900,000 (Direct Cost : ¥900,000)
1. A Microfilm Collection of Original Texts. A small number of libraries have failed to supply microfilms of Shakespeare's quartos because of the lack of facilities or the too fragile physical condition of their copy/copies. Despite this shortcoming, the microfilm collection grown rapidly over a period of three years may not see, in terms of quality and quantity, no comparable one anywhere else.
2. Textual Analysis and Criticism. Three papers on some editorial problems were read at two international academic meetings and a domestic one. Their revised versions were later printed in the Meisei University publications.
3. A Collection of Marginalia in Old Editions of Shakespeare. One of the twelve copies of the First Folio of Shakespeare in the Kodama Memorial Library of Meisei University, that is MR 774, contains contemporary annotations in the margin throughout the volume. They reflect fow the dramatist was read and interpreted by his contemporary reader. The marginalia are good evidence of the rise of a group of people enjoying Shakespeare in their studies -an utterly different type of people from conventional theater-goers. Considering the importance of the finding, I have, as did in the past, prepared a printed report on the marginalia, this time with special reference to Troilus and Cresside along with several other comedies. I intend to apply for a 'Grant-in-Aid for Publication of Scientific Research Results' this autumn, hoping to see the complete collection of the marginalia published in 1998.