In Arden: Editing Shakespeare - Essays In Honour Of Richard Proudfoot

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Ann Thompson, Gordon McMullan
Cengage Learning EMEA, 2003 - Drama - 288 pages
A collection of new and specially commissioned essays by an eminent team of Shakespeare scholars, focusing on the particular issues relating to the editing of Shakespeare and other Renaissance texts. The editing of dramatic and other literary texts has always been an important aspect of literary studies. In recent years, editing and the theoretical frameworks that underlie editing practices have become a lively and controversial focus of debate, sparked both by philosophical discussions on 'the death of the author' and by the technological challenges presented by the possibilities of electronic texts. Most national and international conferences on literature and drama include sessions on textual studies and editing, and a number of monographs address particular issues relating to the editing of Shakespeare and other Renaissance texts, but this is the first overall survey of the current state of the field. The essays have been commissioned to honour Professor Richard Proudfoot, Senior General Editor of the Arden Shakespeare, and an internationally recognised authority in the field of Shakespeare textual scholarship, who retired from King's College London in 1999 after 35 years. This is a well-planned, focused and co-ordinated volume makes a significant contribution to Shakespeare studies. The contributors are a formidable and global group of scholars, representing both traditional and contemporary viewpoints. They include a number of Arden editors, past and present, as well as scholars who have edited texts for the main competitors.
 

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Contents

Shakespeares various A R Braunmuller
3
The continuing importance of New Bibliography
17
editing and evidence in
31
forms and formes H R Woudhuysen
48
feminist
65
Editing Desdemona Lois Potter
81
Who is performing in these texts? or Shrewing
95
To edit? To direct? Ay theres the
111
Annotating silence John Russell Brown
157
The social function of annotation G K Hunter
177
The character of a footnote or annotation revisited
194
To be or not to be E A J Honigmann
209
Sources and cruces John J M Tobin
221
Kemp and Martext in Arden
239
Some call him Autolycus John Pitcher
252
Appendix
269

directions R A Foakes
125
theatre practice as a guide
138

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