Pericles (Arden Shakespeare, Third Series)

Pericles (Arden Shakespeare, Third Series)

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Controversy has surrounded Pericles for centuries, due to the fact that critics and editors have argued that much of the play was written between 1607 and 1608 by one of Shakespeare's inferior collaborators, and that it shows in both its style and content. However, Shakespeare was clearly the driving force behind the play, and it is important to remember

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Controversy has surrounded Pericles for centuries, due to the fact that critics and editors have argued that much of the play was written between 1607 and 1608 by one of Shakespeare's inferior collaborators, and that it shows in both its style and content. However, Shakespeare was clearly the driving force behind the play, and it is important to remember that it was one of the most popular plays of its time. In the Arden Shakespeare Third Series edition, Suzanne Gossett gives readers a detailed introduction to the probable circumstances by which this anomaly of the Shakespeare canon was created, but also provides a thorough critical interpretation of the text, its characters, and its themes. A doubling chart for casting is included as an appendix.

The Arden Shakespeare has developed a reputation as the pre-eminent critical edition of Shakespeare for its exceptional scholarship, reflected in the thoroughness of each volume. An introduction comprehensively contextualizes the play, chronicling the history and culture that surrounded and influenced Shakespeare at the time of its writing and performance, and closely surveying critical approaches to the work. Detailed appendices address problems like dating and casting, and analyze the differing Quarto and Folio sources. A full commentary by one or more of the play's foremost contemporary scholars illuminates the text, glossing unfamiliar terms and drawing from an abundance of research and expertise to explain allusions and significant background information. Highly informative and accessible, Arden offers the fullest experience of Shakespeare available to a reader.

Table of Contents
List of illustrations
General Editors' preface
Preface
INTRODUCTION
'Everyone with claps can sound': the popularity of Pericles
'Incke, and paper': text and printing history
The condition of Q
Proposed explanations for Q
Early reprints
'To foster is not always to preserve': editing Pericles
The editorial task
Editing and interpretation
'Her art sisters the natural roses': the creation of Pericles
'Winged time': date and circumstances
'Fit counsellor and servant for a prince': evidence for collaboration
'From ashes ancient Gower is come': sources of Pericles
'What pageantry, what feats, what shows': the theatrical context
'The stages of our story': Gower and the structure of Pericles
'It hath been sung at festivals': production history
Interpretation and critical history
'The heavens through you increase our wonder': reading Pericles ideologically
'A book of all that monarchs do': reading Pericles politically
'Hark you, sir, do you know where ye are?': reading Pericles geographically
'You not your child well-loving': reading Pericles through the family
'Make us love your goodly gifts: Pericles and the gift
'Her way to go with warrant': imperatives for a conclusion
Collaboration, one last time
PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE
Longer notes
Appendix on casting
Doubling chart
Abbreviations and References
Abbreviations Used in Notes
Works By and Partly By Shakespeare
Editions of Shakespeare Collated
Other Works Cited
Modern Productions Cited
Index

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781903436844
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
04/01/2004
Series:
Arden Shakespeare Series
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Suzanne Gossett is Professor of English at Loyola University Chicago. She has edited or co-edited Ben Jonson's Bartholomew Fair as well as Jonson, Marston, and Chapman's Eastward Ho!, Thomas Middleton's A Fair Quarrel, Lady Mary Wroth's Urania, Jacobean academic plays, and plays from the English College, Rome. Her publications include many articles on Shakespeare and his contemporaries. She is one of the general editors of the Arden Early Modern Drama series.

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