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.
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)
About The 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).
Table Of Contents:
Notes on Contributors vii
Note on Texts xi
Introduction: What Happens in Hamlet? Andrew Murphy 1
Part I Histories of the Books 15
1 The Publishing Trade in Shakespeare's Time Helen Smith 17
2 Reading and Authorship: The Circulation of Shakespeare 1590-1619 Peter Stallybrass Roger Chartier 35
3 Shakespeare Writ Small: Early Single Editions of Shakespeare's Plays Thomas L. Berger 57
4 The Life of the First Folio in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries Anthony James West 71
Part II Theories of Editing 91
5 The Birth of the Editor Andrew Murphy 93
6 The Science of Editing Paul Werstine 109
7 Editing Shakespeare in a Postmodern Age Leah S. Marcus 128
8 Shakespeare and the Electronic Text Michael Best 145
Part III Practicalities 163
9 Working with the Text: Editing in Practice David Bevington 165
10 Working with the Texts: Differential Readings Sonia Massai 185
11 Mapping Shakespeare's Contexts: Doing Things with Databases Neil Rhodes 204
Afterword John Drakakis 221
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“Andrew Murphy’s superb collection brings together a group of expert scholars who are also gifted expositors. This volume concisely and eloquently surveys the whole field of Shakespeare studies, and will be invaluable both to specialists and to the general reader.”
Stephen Orgel, Stanford University
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