DescriptionA 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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About AuthorAndrew 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).
ContentsNotes 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).
- publication date: 05/02/2010
- ISBN13: 9781444332056
- Format: Paperback
- Number Of Pages: 280
- ID: 9781444332056
- weight: 410
- ISBN10: 1444332058
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