See also:American Shakespearian
See also:scholar, was
See also:born in
See also:Philadelphia on the and of
See also:November 1833, being the son of
See also:Henry Furness (1802–1896)
See also:minister of the First Unitarian
See also:church in that city, a powerful preacher and writer . He graduated at Harvard in 1854, and was admitted to the
See also:bar in 1859, but soon devoted himself to the study of
See also:Shakespeare . He accumulated a collection of illustrative material of
See also:great richness and extent, and brought out in 1871 the first
See also:volume of a new Variorum edition, designed to represent and summarize the conclusions of the best authorities in all languages—textual, critical and annotative . The volumes appeared as follows: Romeo and Juliet (1871);
See also:Macbeth (1873) (revised edition, 1903);
See also:Hamlet (2 vols., 1877);
See also:Lear (188o); Othello (1886); The
See also:Merchant of Venice (1888); As You Like It (1890); The
See also:Tempest (1892); A Midsummer
See also:Night's Dream (1895); The Winter's
See also:Tale (1898); Much
See also:Ado about Nothing (1899); Twelfth Night (1901); Love's Labour's Lost (1904) . The edition has been generally accepted as a thorough and scholarly piece of
See also:work; its chief
See also:fault is that, beginning with Othello (1886), the editor used the First
See also:Folio text as his basis, while in others he makes the text of the Cambridge (Globe) editors his foundation . His wife,
See also:Helen Kate Furness (1837–1883), compiled A Concordance to the Poems of Shakespeare (1872) .
HARRY FURNISS (1854– )
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