Theatre and Testimony in Shakespeare's England: A Culture of Mediation

Theatre and Testimony in Shakespeare's England: A Culture of Mediation

by Holger Schott Syme


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107663060
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/06/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 298
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Holger Schott Syme is Associate Professor of English at the University of Toronto. His essays have appeared in publications including English Literary Renaissance, Shakespeare Quarterly and Textual Cultures and he is the co-editor of Locating the Queen's Men, 1583-1603: Material Practices and Conditions of Playing (2009). For the third edition of the Norton Shakespeare he is editing Edward III and The Book of Sir Thomas More and is writing an extended essay on the theatre of Shakespeare's time.

Table of Contents

Introduction: the authenticity of mediation; 1. Trial representations: live and scripted testimony in criminal prosecutions; 2. Judicial digest: Edward Coke reads the Essex papers; 3. Performance anxiety: bringing scripts to life in court and on stage; 4. Royal depositions: Richard II, early modern historiography, and the authority of deferral; 5. The reporter's presence: narrative as theatre in The Winter's Tale; Epilogue: the theatre of the twice-told tale; Select bibliography.

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