I’m trying to decipher a hand-written bibliography of books on Shakespeare, and one entry reads: “Sprich, Shakespeare, Richard II (1970)”.
I can’t find such a book, so am assuming that ‘Sprich’ is not correct. The handwriting is poor, so it could be something else entirely. Unfortunately I can’t provide an image of the bibliography. ‘Sprich’ is a German word, so internet searches just turn up German translations of the play. Worldcat isn’t helping.
Any ideas for what book this might be referring to? My best guess so far is that it is a reference to a translation of the play, there are a couple of German ones which did have a 1970 edition, but that’s only a guess. Any help gratefully received.
Update: there are some suggestions in Comments below which are helpful. The most likely seems to be that it is a reference to Richard III, not Richard II, and the editor is Pierre Spriet.
Update 2: I now have a copy of the Spriet book, which is a study of Richard III, not a translation. I was convinced that this was correct, but just to make sure, when back in Paris reordered this box and rechecked. It does say Richard III, not II, which is my mistake; and while the writing is difficult for the name, it does says ‘ Spriet’.