Canonising Shakespeare: Stationers and the Book Trade, 1640-1740

Canonising Shakespeare: Stationers and the Book Trade, 1640-1740

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ISBN-13: 9781107154599
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/28/2017
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Emma Depledge is lecturer in Restoration and eighteenth-century literature at the Université de Fribourg, Switzerland. She has published a number of articles on Shakespeare in the Restoration and her first book explores the publication, performance and adaptation of Shakespeare's plays from 1642–1700.

Peter Kirwan is Associate Professor of Early Modern Drama at the University of Nottingham. His books include Shakespeare and the Idea of Apocrypha (Cambridge, 2015) and Shakespeare and the Digital World (Cambridge, 2014). He is currently completing a monograph on the theatre company Cheek by Jowl and new editions of Pericles and Doctor Faustus.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Emma Depledge and Peter Kirwan; Part I. Selling Shakespeare: 2. Shakespeare for sale, 1640–1740 Emma Depledge; 3. Royalist Shakespeare: publishers, politics and the appropriation of The Rape of Lucrece (1655) Adam G. Hooks; 4. Henry Herringman, Richard Bentley and Shakespeare's Fourth Folio (1685) Francis X. Connor; 5. Shakespeare without rules: the fifth Shakespeare folio and market demand in the early 1700s Lara Hansen and Eric Rasmussen; 6. The 1734–5 price wars, Antony and Cleopatra and the theatrical imagination Anthony Brano. Part II. Consolidating the Shakespeare Canon: 7. Consolidating the Shakespeare canon, 1640–1740 Peter Kirwan; 8. John Benson's 1640 poems and its literary precedents Faith Acker; 9. Cupids Cabinet Unlock't (1662), ostensibly 'by W. Shakespeare', in fact partly by John Milton Lukas Erne; 10. Discovering Shakespeare's personal style: editing and connoisseurship in the eighteenth century Edmund G. C. King; Part III. Editing Shakespeare: 11. Editing Shakespeare, 1640–1740 Emma Depledge and Peter Kirwan; 12. Dramatic typography and the restoration quartos of Hamlet Claire M. L. Bourne; 13. The 1709/11 editions of Shakespeare's poems Paul D. Cannan; 14. Alexander Pope, interventionist editing and The Taming of the Shrew (1725) Jonathan H. Holmes; 15. Editorial annotations in Shakespeare editions after 1733 Adam Rounce; 16. Afterword Patrick Cheney.

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