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

About Author

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. Acknowledgments. 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). Bibliography. Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9781444332056
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9781444332056
  • weight: 410
  • ISBN10: 1444332058

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