Renaissance Drama and the Politics of Publication: Readings in the English Book Trade

Renaissance Drama and the Politics of Publication: Readings in the English Book Trade

by Zachary Lesser, Lesser Zachary
     
 

Shifting our focus from author to publisher and from first performance to first edition, Zachary Lesser offers a new vantage point on the drama of Shakespeare, Marlowe, Webster, and their contemporaries. Renaissance Drama and the Politics of Publication re-imagines the reception and meaning of plays by reading them through the eyes of their earliest publishers. See more details below

Overview

Shifting our focus from author to publisher and from first performance to first edition, Zachary Lesser offers a new vantage point on the drama of Shakespeare, Marlowe, Webster, and their contemporaries. Renaissance Drama and the Politics of Publication re-imagines the reception and meaning of plays by reading them through the eyes of their earliest publishers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521039994
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/18/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : from text to book1
1Speculation in the book trade26
2The cultural uses of typography in early modern England : Walter Burre's The knight of the burning pestle52
3Marlowe's Jew goes to church : Nicholas Vavasour and the creation of Laudian drama81
4Insatiate, roaring devils and outlandish cups : Thomas Archer's dialogic publishing in the querelle des femmes115
5"Courtier's merchandise" : Thomas Walkley and the paradoxes of domestic policy157
Epilogue : readings then and now226

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