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- DescriptionWe kw Shakespeare's writings only from imperfectly-made early editions, from which editors struggle to remove errors. The New Bibliography of the early twentieth century, refined with techlogical enhancements in the 1950s and 1960s, taught generations of editors how to make sense of the early editions of Shakespeare and use them to make modern editions. This book is the first complete history of the ideas that gave this movement its intellectual authority, and of the challenges to that authority that emerged in the 1980s and 1990s. Working chrologically, Egan traces the struggle to wring from the early editions evidence of precisely what Shakespeare wrote. The story of ather struggle, between competing interpretations of the evidence from early editions, is told in detail and the consequences for editorial practice are comprehensively surveyed, allowing readers to discover just what is at stake when scholars argue about how to edit Shakespeare.
- Author BiographyGabriel Egan began his academic career at Shakespeare's Globe theatre in London, where, in addition to teaching theatre history and running workshops on the Globe stage, he taught students to print on a replica wooden hand-press using the methods employed in Shakespeare's time. He is the author of Shakespeare and Marx (2004), Green Shakespeare: From Ecopolitics to Ecocriticism (2006) and The Edinburgh Critical Guide to Shakespeare (2007). He edited the play The Witches of Lancashire by Richard Brome and Thomas Heywood (2002), and co-edits the journals Theatre Notebook and Shakespeare.
- Author(s)Gabriel Egan
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication11/07/2013
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note2 tables
- Weight450 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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