Shakespeare and the Book / Edition 1

Shakespeare and the Book / Edition 1

by David Scott Kastan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521786517

ISBN-13: 9780521786515

Pub. Date: 10/30/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is a authoritative account of Shakespeare's plays as they were transformed from scripts to be performed into books to be read, and eventually from popular entertainment into the centerpieces of the English literary canon. Kastan examines the motives and activities of Shakespeare's first publishers; the curious eighteenth-century schizophrenia that saw

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This book is a authoritative account of Shakespeare's plays as they were transformed from scripts to be performed into books to be read, and eventually from popular entertainment into the centerpieces of the English literary canon. Kastan examines the motives and activities of Shakespeare's first publishers; the curious eighteenth-century schizophrenia that saw Shakespeare radically modified on stage at the very moment that scholars were working to establish and restore the "genuine" texts, and the exhilarating possibilities of electronic media for presenting Shakespeare now to new generations of readers. This is an important contribution to Shakespearean textual scholarship, to the history of the early English book trade, and to the theory of drama itself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521786515
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/30/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. From playhouse to printing house: or, making a good impression; 3. From quarto to folio: or, size matters; 4. From contemporary to classic: or, textual healing; 5. From codex to computer: or, presence of mind.

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