Licensing, Censorship and Authorship in Early Modern England: Buggeswords

Licensing, Censorship and Authorship in Early Modern England: Buggeswords

by R. Dutton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312236247

ISBN-13: 9780312236243

Pub. Date: 02/09/2001

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK

Licensing, Censorship and Authorship in Early Modern England examines in detail both how the practice of censorship shaped writing in the Shakespearean period, and how our sense of that censorship continues to shape modern understandings of what was written. Separate chapters trace the development of licensing in the theatre, and the response of the actors

Overview

Licensing, Censorship and Authorship in Early Modern England examines in detail both how the practice of censorship shaped writing in the Shakespearean period, and how our sense of that censorship continues to shape modern understandings of what was written. Separate chapters trace the development of licensing in the theatre, and the response of the actors and dramatists to it. There are detailed examinations of how censorship affects our reading of four major playwrights: Marlowe, Shakespeare, Jonson, and Middleton, and how the control of printed books compared with the regulation of the stage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312236243
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
02/09/2001
Edition description:
2000
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

The Regulation and Censorship of Early Modern Drama
• Licensed Fools: the 1598 Watershed
• Obscenity and Profanity: Sir Henry Herbert's Problems with the Players and Archbishop Laud, 1632-34
• Marlowe: Censorship and Construction
• Shakespeare: The Birth of the Author
• Jonson: The Epistle to Volpone
• Middleton: The Censorships of A Game at Chess
• Buggeswords: The Case of Sir John Hayward's Life of Henry IV

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