Authorship and Appropriation: Writing for the Stage in England, 1660-1710 by Paulina Kewes | 9780198184683 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Authorship and Appropriation: Writing for the Stage in England, 1660-1710

Authorship and Appropriation: Writing for the Stage in England, 1660-1710

by Paulina Kewes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198184689

ISBN-13: 9780198184683

Pub. Date: 12/28/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Authorship and Appropriation is the first full-length study of the cultural and economic status of playwriting in the later seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, and argues that the period was a decisive one in the transition from Renaissance conceptions of authorship towards modern ones. Kewes offers a fresh account of the dramatic canon, revealing how the

Overview

Authorship and Appropriation is the first full-length study of the cultural and economic status of playwriting in the later seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, and argues that the period was a decisive one in the transition from Renaissance conceptions of authorship towards modern ones. Kewes offers a fresh account of the dramatic canon, revealing how the moderns—Dryden, Otway, Lee, Behn, and then their successors Congreve, Vanbrugh, and Farquhar—acquired an esteem equal, even superior, to their illustrious predecessors Shakespeare, Jonson, and Fletcher.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198184683
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/28/1998
Series:
Oxford English Monographs Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1430L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

A Note on Dates and Texts
Prologue
1. The Playwright and the Marketplace
2. The Proprieties of Appropriation
3. Plagiarism and Property
4. Collaboration
5. The Canon
Epilogue
Appendix A: Dramatic Collaboration, 1590-1720
Appendix B: Collected Editions of Plays, 1604-1720
Bibliography
Index of Plays
General Index

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