repunctuation

repunctuation

(ˌriːpʌŋktʃʊˈeɪʃən)
n
(Grammar) the act or process of punctuating differently or again
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Goonetilleke writes: "In trying to decide upon an authoritative text for my edition, I first considered the 1921 Heinemann Youth volume, but found the text most unsatisfactory because so much of the repunctuation, the capital letters and so on were handled by the printers rather than the author" (59-60).
Like Newdigate's Elizabethan summary, Barnes's 1612 repunctuation of the 1598 quarto provides evidence of the culturally embedded nature of playtext reading in the period and, in general, of the constantly shifting and culturally relative process of meaning-making to which Marlowe's plays were subject from the earliest days of their entrance into English culture.
As always, mental repunctuation of a clue is the key to its solution.
Dearden (Iteriad, or Three Weeks among the Lakes [Newcastle upon Tyne: Frank Graham, 1969]), relies for copytext on transcripts made for the Library Edition, and Dearden adheres to the early practice of generous repunctuation, even of the transcript.
To this day, repunctuation, often silent, remains a prerogative assumed by those editing Shakespeare's texts for the mass market and even for fairly restricted academic circulation.
The Edinburgh edition of the novel accepts the first edition's repunctuation as a legitimate part of the preparation of the text for publication but nevertheless seeks to correct blunders such as the one in question here.
If repunctuation is called for, the Warwick MS (which was under Bullough's notice) offers a better guide:
No lacuna needs to be posited, but repunctuation is required.
See Siftei Hakhamim, who is troubled with even this repunctuation.
This can come as no surprise to anybody who has compared Charlotte's holograph letters with the printed versions: repunctuation, omission, and distortions abound.
As always, mental repunctuation is the key in deciphering the clues.
Stanley, in `Initial Clusters of Unstressed Syllables in Half-lines of Beowulf, discusses Sievers' Type A3 in Beowulf and suggests a series of repunctuations on the basis of metre.