Shakespeare s Errant Texts

Shakespeare s Errant Texts
Author: Lene B. Petersen
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2010-06-24
ISBN: 0521765226
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shakespeare s Errant Texts Book Excerpt:

Using case studies of Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet and Titus Andronicus, this book examines what constitutes a 'Shakespearean text'.

The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Textual Studies

The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Textual Studies
Author: Lukas Erne
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2021-03-25
ISBN: 1350080659
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Textual Studies Book Excerpt:

The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Textual Studies is a wide-ranging, authoritative guide to research on Shakespeare and textual studies by an international team of leading scholars. It contains chapters on all the major areas of current research, notably the Shakespeare manuscripts; the printed text and paratext in Shakespeare's early playbooks and poetry books; Shakespeare's place in the early modern book trade; Shakespeare's early readers, users, and collectors; the constitution and evolution of the Shakespeare canon from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century; Shakespeare's editors from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century; and the modern editorial reproduction of Shakespeare. The Handbook also devotes separate chapters to new directions and developments in research in the field, specifically in the areas of digital editing and of authorship attribution methodologies. In addition, the Companion contains various sections that provide non-specialists with practical help: an A-Z of key terms and concepts, a guide to research methods and problems, a chronology of major publications and events, an introduction to resources for study of the field, and a substantial annotated bibliography. The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Textual Studies is a reference work aimed at advanced undergraduate and graduate students as well as scholars and libraries, a guide to beginning or developing research in the field, an essential companion for all those interested in Shakespeare and textual studies.

Rethinking Theatrical Documents in Shakespeare s England

Rethinking Theatrical Documents in Shakespeare   s England
Author: Tiffany Stern
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-11-14
ISBN: 1350051357
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Theatrical Documents in Shakespeare s England Book Excerpt:

Rethinking Theatrical Documents brings together fifteen major scholars to analyse and theorise the documents, lost and found, that produced a play in Shakespeare's England. Showing how the playhouse frantically generated paratexts, it explores a rich variety of entangled documents, some known and some unknown: from before the play (drafts, casting lists, actors' parts); during the play (prologues, epilogues, title-boards); and after the play (playbooks, commonplace snippets, ballads) – though 'before', 'during' and 'after' intertwine in fascinating ways. By using collective intervention to rethink both theatre history and book history, it provides new ways of understanding plays critically, interpretatively, editorially, practically and textually.

Shakespeare s Rise to Cultural Prominence

Shakespeare s Rise to Cultural Prominence
Author: Emma Depledge
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-07-26
ISBN: 1108427103
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shakespeare s Rise to Cultural Prominence Book Excerpt:

Argues that the Exclusion Crisis of 1678-82 should be considered the watershed moment in Shakespeare's authorial afterlife.

Young Shakespeare s Young Hamlet

Young Shakespeare   s Young Hamlet
Author: T. Bourus
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2014-10-15
ISBN: 1137465646
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Young Shakespeare s Young Hamlet Book Excerpt:

The different versions of Hamlet constitute one of the most vexing puzzles in Shakespeare studies. In this groundbreaking work, Shakespeare scholar Terri Bourus argues that this puzzle can only be solved by drawing on multiple kinds of evidence and analysis, including book and theatre history, biography, performance studies, and close readings.

Error in Shakespeare

Error in Shakespeare
Author: Alice Leonard
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 197
Release: 2020-01-27
ISBN: 3030351807
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Error in Shakespeare Book Excerpt:

The traditional view of Shakespeare’s mastery of the English language is alive and well today. This is an effect of the eighteenth-century canonisation of his works, and subsequently Shakespeare has come to be perceived as the owner of the vernacular. These entrenched attitudes prevent us from seeing the actual substance of the text, and the various types of error that it contains and even constitute it. This book argues that we need to attend to error to interpret Shakespeare’s disputed material text, political-dramatic interventions and famous literariness. The consequences of ignoring error are especially significant in the study of Shakespeare, as he mobilises the rebellious, marginal, and digressive potential of error in the creation of literary drama.

The Shakespearean International Yearbook

The Shakespearean International Yearbook
Author: Brett Hirsch,Hugh Craig
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2017-05-15
ISBN: 1351963406
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shakespearean International Yearbook Book Excerpt:

This eighth volume of The Shakespearean International Yearbook presents a special section on 'European Shakespeares', proceeding from the claim that Shakespeare's literary craft was not just native English or British, but was filtered and fashioned through a Renaissance awareness that needs to be recognized as European, and that has had effects and afterlives across the Continent. Guest editors Ton Hoenselaars and Clara Calvo have constructed this section to highlight both how the spread of 'Shakespeare' throughout Europe has brought together the energies of a wide variety of European cultures across several centuries, and how the inclusion of Shakespeare in European culture has been not only a European but also a world affair. The Shakespearean International Yearbook continues to provide an annual survey of important issues and developments in contemporary Shakespeare studies. Contributors to this issue come from the US and the UK, Spain, Switzerland and South Africa, Canada, The Netherlands, India, Portugal, Greece, France, and Hungary. In addition to the section on European Shakespeares, this volume includes essays on the genre of romance, issues of character, and other topics.

Shakespeare and the Idea of Apocrypha

Shakespeare and the Idea of Apocrypha
Author: Peter Kirwan
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2015-04-16
ISBN: 1107096170
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shakespeare and the Idea of Apocrypha Book Excerpt:

This book explores the methodologies and assumptions governing answers to the question 'what did Shakespeare actually write?'

The First Two Quartos of Hamlet

The First Two Quartos of Hamlet
Author: Margrethe Jolly
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-07-25
ISBN: 078647887X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The First Two Quartos of Hamlet Book Excerpt:

It is nearly two centuries since the first quarto of Hamlet was rediscovered, yet there is still no consensus about its relationship to the second quarto. Indeed, the first quarto, the least frequently read Hamlet, has been dismissed as "corrupt," "inferior" or like "a mutilated corpse," even though in performance it has been described as "the absolute dynamo behind the play." Currently one hypothesis dominates explanations about the quartos' interrelationship, supposing that the first quarto (published 1603) was reconstructed from memory by one or more actors who had performed minor roles in a version of the second quarto (published 1604-5). The present study reports on a detailed linguistic reassessment of the principal arguments for memorial reconstruction. The evidence--including a three way comparison between the underlying French source in Les Histoires Tragiques and the two quartos, and the informal features and specific grammatical aspects, and a documented memorial reconstruction in 1779--does not support the dominant hypothesis. The cumulative evidence suggests that the earliest scholars to examine the first quarto were right: the 1603 Hamlet came first, and the second quarto is a substantial, later revision.

Shakespeare s Stage Traffic

Shakespeare s Stage Traffic
Author: Janet Clare
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-01-09
ISBN: 1107729564
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shakespeare s Stage Traffic Book Excerpt:

Shakespeare's unique status has made critics reluctant to acknowledge the extent to which some of his plays are the outcome of adaptation. In Shakespeare's Stage Traffic Janet Clare re-situates Shakespeare's dramaturgy within the flourishing and competitive theatrical trade of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. She demonstrates how Shakespeare worked with materials which had already entered the dramatic tradition, and how, in the spirit of Renaissance theory, he moulded and converted them to his own use. The book challenges the critical stance that views the Shakespeare canon as essentially self-contained, moves beyond the limitations of generic studies and argues for a more conjoined critical study of early modern plays. Each chapter focuses on specific plays and examines the networks of influence, exchange and competition which characterised stage traffic between playwrights, including Marlowe, Jonson and Fletcher. Overall, the book addresses multiple perspectives relating to authorship and text, performance and reception.

The Shakespearean International Yearbook

The Shakespearean International Yearbook
Author: Professor Tom Bishop,Professor Alexa Huang,Dr Brett D Hirsch,Professor Hugh Craig
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2014-08-28
ISBN: 1472439643
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shakespearean International Yearbook Book Excerpt:

In 2002, for the second volume of this journal, Ian Lancashire reflected on the state of computing in Shakespeare. The decade since his review has seen dramatic change in the web of ‘digital Shakespeares’. This issue’s special section on Digital Shakespeares reflects on these developments and achievements, highlights current research in the field, and speculates on future directions.

The Shakespearean International Yearbook

The Shakespearean International Yearbook
Author: Dr Brett D Hirsch,Professor Alexa Huang,Professor Hugh Craig,Professor Tom Bishop
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2014-08-28
ISBN: 147243966X
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shakespearean International Yearbook Book Excerpt:

In 2002, for the second volume of this journal, Ian Lancashire reflected on the state of computing in Shakespeare. The decade since his review has seen dramatic change in the web of ‘digital Shakespeares’-experiments in editing and publishing, paradigm shifts in research and pedagogy, new tools and methods for analyzing a growing and varied multimedia archive-all with their share of successes and failures, a veritable ‘mingled yarn’ of ‘good and ill together.’ This issue’s special section on Digital Shakespeares reflects on these developments and achievements, highlights current research in the field, and speculates on future directions. The volume also includes an essay reviewing other recent work in Shakespeare studies. The Shakespearean International Yearbook continues to provide an annual survey of important developments and topics of concern in contemporary Shakespeare studies across the world. Among the contributors to this volume are Shakespearean scholars from Australia, Canada, Ireland, Sweden and the US.

The Shakespearean Archive

The Shakespearean Archive
Author: Alan Galey
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-10-23
ISBN: 1316061264
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shakespearean Archive Book Excerpt:

Why is Shakespeare so often associated with information technologies and with the idea of archiving itself? Alan Galey explores this question through the entwined histories of Shakespearean texts and archival technologies over the past four centuries. In chapters dealing with the archive, the book, photography, sound, information, and data, Galey analyzes how Shakespeare became prototypical material for publishing experiments, and new media projects, as well as for theories of archiving and computing. Analyzing examples of the Shakespearean archive from the seventeenth century to today, he takes an original approach to Shakespeare and new media that will be of interest to scholars of the digital humanities, Shakespeare studies, archives, and media history. Rejecting the idea that current forms of computing are the result of technical forces beyond the scope of humanist inquiry, this book instead offers a critical prehistory of digitization read through the afterlives of Shakespeare's texts.

Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England

Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England
Author: S. P. Cerasano,Mary Bly,Heather Anne Hirschfeld
Publsiher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2012-09
ISBN: 0838643973
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England Book Excerpt:

Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England is an international volume published annually

Shakespeare Survey Volume 66 Working with Shakespeare

Shakespeare Survey  Volume 66  Working with Shakespeare
Author: Peter Holland
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-11-07
ISBN: 1316139557
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shakespeare Survey Volume 66 Working with Shakespeare Book Excerpt:

Shakespeare Survey is a yearbook of Shakespeare studies and production. Since 1948, the Survey has published the best international scholarship in English and many of its essays have become classics of Shakespeare criticism. Each volume is devoted to a theme, or play, or group of plays; each also contains a section of reviews of that year's textual and critical studies and of the year's major British performances. The theme for Volume 66 is 'Working with Shakespeare', and Tiffany Stern's essay has been selected by the Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society for its Barbara Palmer/Martin Stevens award for best new essay in early drama studies, 2014. The complete set of Survey volumes is also available online at http://www.cambridge.org/online/shakespearesurvey. This fully searchable resource enables users to browse by author, essay and volume, search by play, theme and topic and save and bookmark their results.

Early Modern German Shakespeare Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet

Early Modern German Shakespeare  Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet
Author: Lukas Erne,Kareen Seidler
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2020-03-19
ISBN: 1350084026
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Early Modern German Shakespeare Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet Book Excerpt:

This book is a translation of German versions of both Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet. The introductions to each play place these versions of Shakespeare's plays in the German context, and offer insights into what we can learn about the original texts from these translations. English itinerant players toured in northern continental Europe from the 1580s. Their repertories initially consisted of plays from the London theatre, but over time the players learnt German, and German players joined the companies, as a result of which the dramatic texts were adapted and translated into German. A number of German plays now extant have a direct connection to Shakespeare. Four of them are so close in plot, character constellation and at times even language to their English originals that they can legitimately be considered versions of Shakespeare's plays. This volume offers fully edited translations of two such texts: Der Bestrafte Brudermord / Fratricide Punished (Hamlet) and Romio und Julieta (Romeo and Juliet). With full scholarly apparatus, these texts are of seminal interest to all scholars of Shakespeare's texts, and their transmission over time in print, translation and performance.

The Shakespearean International Yearbook

The Shakespearean International Yearbook
Author: Sukanta Chaudhuri
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2017-05-15
ISBN: 1351963589
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shakespearean International Yearbook Book Excerpt:

This eighth volume of The Shakespearean International Yearbook presents a special section on 'European Shakespeares', proceeding from the claim that Shakespeare's literary craft was not just native English or British, but was filtered and fashioned through a Renaissance awareness that needs to be recognized as European, and that has had effects and afterlives across the Continent. Guest editors Ton Hoenselaars and Clara Calvo have constructed this section to highlight both how the spread of 'Shakespeare' throughout Europe has brought together the energies of a wide variety of European cultures across several centuries, and how the inclusion of Shakespeare in European culture has been not only a European but also a world affair. The Shakespearean International Yearbook continues to provide an annual survey of important issues and developments in contemporary Shakespeare studies. Contributors to this issue come from the US and the UK, Spain, Switzerland and South Africa, Canada, The Netherlands, India, Portugal, Greece, France, and Hungary. In addition to the section on European Shakespeares, this volume includes essays on the genre of romance, issues of character, and other topics.

Hamlet

Hamlet
Author: William Shakespeare
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2016-04-21
ISBN: 1474273890
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hamlet Book Excerpt:

This Arden edition of Hamlet, arguably Shakespeare's greatest tragedy, presents an authoritative, modernized text based on the Second Quarto text with a new introductory essay covering key productions and criticism in the decade since its first publication. A timely up-date in the 400th anniversary year of Shakespeare's death which will ensure the Arden edition continues to offer students a comprehensive and current critical account of the play, alongside the most reliable and fully-annotated text available.

Shakespearean Territories

Shakespearean Territories
Author: Stuart Elden
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2018-12-07
ISBN: 022655919X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shakespearean Territories Book Excerpt:

Shakespeare was an astute observer of contemporary life, culture, and politics. The emerging practice of territory as a political concept and technology did not elude his attention. In Shakespearean Territories, Stuart Elden reveals just how much Shakespeare’s unique historical position and political understanding can teach us about territory. Shakespeare dramatized a world of technological advances in measuring, navigation, cartography, and surveying, and his plays open up important ways of thinking about strategy, economy, the law, and colonialism, providing critical insight into a significant juncture in history. Shakespeare’s plays explore many territorial themes: from the division of the kingdom in King Lear, to the relations among Denmark, Norway, and Poland in Hamlet, to questions of disputed land and the politics of banishment in Richard II. Elden traces how Shakespeare developed a nuanced understanding of the complicated concept and practice of territory and, more broadly, the political-geographical relations between people, power, and place. A meticulously researched study of over a dozen classic plays, Shakespearean Territories will provide new insights for geographers, political theorists, and Shakespearean scholars alike.

Performing Copyright

Performing Copyright
Author: Luke McDonagh
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-06-17
ISBN: 1509927050
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Performing Copyright Book Excerpt:

Based on empirical research, this innovative book explores issues of performativity and authorship in the theatre world under copyright law and addresses several inter-connected questions: who is the author and first owner of a dramatic work? Who gets the credit and the licensing rights? What rights do the performers of the work have? Given the nature of theatre as a medium reliant on the re-use of prior existing works, tropes, themes and plots, what happens if an allegation of copyright infringement is made against a playwright? Furthermore, who possesses moral rights over the work? To evaluate these questions in the context of theatre, the first part of the book examines the history of the dramatic work both as text and as performative work. The second part explores the notions of authorship and joint authorship under copyright law as they apply to the actual process of creating plays, referring to legal and theatrical literature, as well as empirical research. The third part looks at the notion of copyright infringement in the context of theatre, noting that cases of alleged theatrical infringement reach the courts comparatively rarely in comparison with music cases, and assessing the reasons for this with respect to empirical research. The fourth part examines the way moral rights of attribution and integrity work in the context of theatre. The book concludes with a prescriptive comment on how law should respond to the challenges provided by the theatrical context, and how theatre should respond to law. Very original and innovative, this book proposes a ground-breaking empirical approach to study the implications of copyright law in society and makes a wonderful case for the need to consider the reciprocal influence between law and practice.