The Authentic Shakespeare: and Other Problems of the Early Modern Stage

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Routledge, Dec 2, 2013 - Drama - 296 pages
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Contents

1 What Is a Text?
1
2 What Is a Character?
7
3 What Is an Editor?
15
4 Acting Scripts Performing Texts
21
5 The Poetics of Spectacle
49
6 The Spectacles of State
71
7 The Renaissance Poet as Plagiarist
89
8 Gendering the Crown
107
10 Shakespeare and the Kinds of Drama
143
11 Macbeth and the Antic Round
159
12 Prosperos Wife
173
13 Marginal Jonson
187
14 Tobacco and Boys
211
15 The Authentic Shakespeare
231
Notes
257
Index
271

9 The Play of Conscience
129

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Collects fifteen important essays by one of the most prominent scholars of Shakespeare studies. Humanities at Stanford. Among his many publications are Impersonations: The Performance of Gender in Shakespeare's England, The Illusion of Power, Inigo Jones (with Sir Roy Strong), and The Jonsonian Masque. He has published numerous editions of Shakespeare, Jonson, and Marlowe, and is the general editor of the New Pelican Shakespeare

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