Shakespeare Verbatim; The Reproduction of Authenticity and the 1790 Apparatus

Shakespeare Verbatim; The Reproduction of Authenticity and the 1790 Apparatus

by Margreta De Grazia, Margreta de Grazia
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198117787

ISBN-13: 9780198117780

Pub. Date: 03/28/1991

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This study challenges traditional treatments of Shakespeare through a study of their textual imperatives in the late eighteenth century. The examination of earlier treatments demonstrates that concepts now basic to Shakespeare were once largely irrelevant. Only with Edmond Malone's 1790 Shakespeare edition do such criteria as authenticity, historical periodization,

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This study challenges traditional treatments of Shakespeare through a study of their textual imperatives in the late eighteenth century. The examination of earlier treatments demonstrates that concepts now basic to Shakespeare were once largely irrelevant. Only with Edmond Malone's 1790 Shakespeare edition do such criteria as authenticity, historical periodization, factual biography, chronological development, and in-depth reading become necessary as parts of a tightly interlocked textual schema. Their emergence, this text shows, must be seen as a specific historical response to the problem the Shakespeare corpus has posed since its definition by the 1623 Folio: what to make of its heterogeneity and irregularity. Malone's apparatus unified and regulated the texts by making them accountable to Shakespeare the "Author."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198117780
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/1991
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 0.88(h) x 0.80(d)

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