Textual Intercourse: Collaboration, Authorship, and Sexualities in Renaissance Drama

Textual Intercourse: Collaboration, Authorship, and Sexualities in Renaissance Drama

by Jeffrey Masten, Jeffrey Mastern
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521589207

ISBN-13: 9780521589208

Pub. Date: 08/28/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Textual Intercourse brings together literary criticism, theater history, the study of printed books, and gender studies, to show how the writing of Renaissance drama was conceptualized in the languages of sex, gender, and eroticism. Jeffrey Masten argues that the plays of Shakespeare and others, and the way in which those plays were first printed, illustrates a

Overview

Textual Intercourse brings together literary criticism, theater history, the study of printed books, and gender studies, to show how the writing of Renaissance drama was conceptualized in the languages of sex, gender, and eroticism. Jeffrey Masten argues that the plays of Shakespeare and others, and the way in which those plays were first printed, illustrates a shift from a model of collaboration to one of singular authorship. Using methods attuned to sexuality and gender, Masten illuminates questions of authorship and intellectual property.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521589208
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture Series, #14
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
223
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Seeing double: collaboration and the interpretation of Renaissance drama; 2. Between gentlemen: homoeroticism, collaboration, and the discourse of friendship; 3. Representing authority: patriarchalism, absolutism, and the author on stage; 4. Reproducing works: dramatic quartos and folios in the seventeenth century; 5. Mistris Corrivall: Margaret Cavendish's dramatic production; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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