|| Stevenson, William
|| b. 1530?, d. 1575 (http://wwwlib.umi.com)
|| Edition based on ms. in Bodleian; Brit. Mus. has a second ms.
|Date of composition
|| DRAMA COMEDY
|| Brett-Smith, Herbert Francis Brett (ed.).
Gammar Gvrtons nedle.
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin.
Percy reprints, 2.
|| Exhaustive sample.
Page references by verse number:
3.1-7.44 (Penn 1),
7.1-16.57 (Helsinki 1),
16.1-53.36 (Penn 2),
53.1-70.336 (Helsinki 2)
Page references by line number:
3.1-7.20 (Penn 1),
7.21-16.3 (Helsinki 1),
16.4-53.13 (Penn 2),
53.14-70.27 (Helsinki 2)
|| Supplemented by part of udall-e1.
Helsinki gives the page references for this play by verse number
rather than line number, making it possible, for instance, for verse 44 on
p. 7 to precede verse 1 on the same page. For clarity and convenience,
the sample selection above gives both verse numbers and line numbers.
The authorship of the text is a matter of debate; in addition to William
Stevenson, two other authors have been suggested: John Still (1543-1607)
and John Bridges (c1540-1618; entered Cambridge 1556). Source: Charles
Hunter Ross. 1897. The authorship of Gammer Gurton's Needle. Anglia
The text is mostly in rhymed couplets (with the potential to affect the
frequency of various syntactic constructions).
Contractions in this text are not regularized to the modern standard
(deviating from our usual practice).