A Concise Companion to Shakespeare and the Text (Concise Companions to Literature and Culture)

A Concise Companion to Shakespeare and the Text (Concise Companions to Literature and Culture)

By: Andrew R. Murphy (editor)Paperback

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A Concise Companion to Shakespeare and the Text introduces the early editions, editing practices, and publishing history of Shakespeare's plays and poems, and examines their influence on bibliographic studies as a whole.
* The first single-volume book to provide an accessible and authoritative introduction to Shakespearean bibliographic studies * Includes a helpful introduction, notes on Shakespeare's texts, and a useful bibliography * Contributors represent both leading and emerging scholars in the field * Represents an unparalleled resource for both students and faculty

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Andrew Murphy is Professor of English at the University of St. Andrews. He is the author of Shakespeare in Print: A History and Chronology of Shakespeare Publishing (2003), the editor of The Renaissance Text: Theory, Editing, Textuality (2000), and co-editor of Shakespeare and Scotland (2004).


Notes on Contributors.


Note on Texts.

Introduction: What Happens in Hamlet? (Andrew Murphy).

Part I Histories of the Books.

1 The Publishing Trade in Shakespeare's Time (Helen Smith).

2 Reading and Authorship: The Circulation of Shakespeare 1590 1619 (Peter Stallybrass and Roger Chartier).

3 Shakespeare Writ Small: Early Single Editions of Shakespeare's Plays (Thomas L. Berger).

4 The Life of the First Folio in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (Anthony James West).

Part II Theories of Editing.

5 The Birth of the Editor (Andrew Murphy).

6 The Science of Editing (Paul Werstine).

7 Editing Shakespeare in a Postmodern Age (Leah S. Marcus).

8 Shakespeare and the Electronic Text (Michael Best).

Part III Practicalities.

9 Working with the Text: Editing in Practice (David Bevington).

10 Working with the Texts: Differential Readings (Sonia Massai).

11 Mapping Shakespeare's Contexts: Doing Things with Databases (Neil Rhodes).

Afterword (John Drakakis).



Product Details

  • publication date: 05/02/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781444332056
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9781444332056
  • weight: 410
  • ISBN10: 1444332058

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