Download e-book for kindle: Dramatists and their Manuscripts in the Age of Shakespeare, by Grace Ioppolo

By Grace Ioppolo

ISBN-10: 0415339650

ISBN-13: 9780415339650

ISBN-10: 0415470315

ISBN-13: 9780415470315

This publication provides new facts concerning the ways that English Renaissance dramatists comparable to William Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, Thomas Heywood, John Fletcher and Thomas Middleton composed their performs and the measure to which they participated within the dissemination in their texts to theatrical audiences. Grace Ioppolo argues that the trail of the transmission of the textual content was once no longer linear, from writer to censor to playhouse to viewers - as has been universally argued by means of students - yet round.

Extant dramatic manuscripts, theatre files and debts, in addition to authorial contracts, memoirs, receipts and different archival facts, are used to turn out that the textual content lower back to the writer at a number of levels, together with in the course of practice session and after functionality. This monograph offers a lot new details and case stories, and is an interesting contribution to the fields of Shakespeare stories, English Renaissance drama reports, manuscript stories, textual examine and bibliography and theatre history.

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