ISBN-10:
0521039991
ISBN-13:
9780521039994
Pub. Date:
08/18/2007
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
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
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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 0.63(d)

About the Author

Zachary Lesser teaches Shakespeare and early modern drama at the University of Pennsylvania. He has published widely on Renaissance drama and the history of the book in journals such as ELH, English Literary Renaissance and Shakespeare Quarterly.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; List of abbreviations; Introduction: from text to book; 1. Speculation in the book trade; 2. The cultural uses of typography in early modern England: Walter Burre's The Knight of the Burning Pestle; 3. Marlowe's Jew goes to church: Nicholas Vavasour and the creation of Laudian drama; 4. Insatiate, roaring devils and outlandish cups: Thomas Archer's dialogic publishing in the querelle des femmes; 5. 'Courtier's merchandise': Thomas Walkley and the paradoxes of domestic policy; Epilogue: readings then and now; Index.

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