Textual Shakespeare: Writing and the Word

Textual Shakespeare: Writing and the Word

by Graham Holderness

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Textual Shakespeare: Writing and the Word by Graham Holderness


Reviewing debates in textual theory and practice, this examination concludes that Shakespeare is not a writer but a collection of documents. The argument is presented that modern Shakespeare editions are radical rewritings and that contemporary textual theory opens the way to much more inventive textual activities of reconstruction and translation. This book draws on a wide range of sources, from classical poetry and deconstructionist theory to Anglo-Saxon verse and modern bibliographical scholarship.

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ISBN-13: 9781902806211
Publisher: University of Hertfordshire Press
Publication date: 09/28/2004
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author


Graham Holderness is author of 31 books, 22 of which are on Shakespeare and include Cultural Shakespeare, Shakespeare's History, The Shakespeare Myth, Shakespeare: The Histories, and Visual Shakespeare. He is a professor of English; the dean of humanities, languages, and education; and the director of research policy at the University of Hertfordshire.

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