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Shakespeare Verbatim: The Reproduction of Authenticity and the 1790 Apparatus

Shakespeare Verbatim The Reproduction of Authenticity and the Apparatus This study challenges traditional treatments of Shakespeare through a study of their textual imperatives in the late eighteenth century The examination of earlier treatments demonstrates that concepts

  • Title: Shakespeare Verbatim: The Reproduction of Authenticity and the 1790 Apparatus
  • Author: Margreta de Grazia
  • ISBN: 9780198117780
  • Page: 250
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This study challenges traditional treatments of Shakespeare through a study of their textual imperatives in the late eighteenth century The examination of earlier treatments demonstrates that concepts now basic to Shakespeare were once largely irrelevant Only with Edmond Malone s 1790 Shakespeare edition do such criteria as authenticity, historical periodization, factualThis study challenges traditional treatments of Shakespeare through a study of their textual imperatives in the late eighteenth century The examination of earlier treatments demonstrates that concepts now basic to Shakespeare were once largely irrelevant Only with Edmond Malone s 1790 Shakespeare edition do such criteria as authenticity, historical periodization, factual biography, chronological development, and in depth reading become necessary as parts of a tightly interlocked textual schema Their emergence, this text shows, must be seen as a specific historical response to the problem the Shakespeare corpus has posed since its definition by the 1623 Folio what to make of its heterogeneity and irregularity Malone s apparatus unified and regulated the texts by making them accountable to Shakespeare the Author.

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    About "Margreta de Grazia"

    1. Margreta de Grazia

      Margreta de Grazia received her PhD in English from Princeton with a specialization in Renaissance literature Her first book Shakespeare Verbatim Oxford, 1991 traces the emergence of Shakespeare as a modern author from late eighteenth century editorial imperatives Her second book, Hamlet without Hamlet Cambridge, 2007 , awarded both the Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Book Prize and the Elizabeth Dietz Award, demonstrates how the modern tradition of psychologizing Hamlet has effaced both the play s and the protagonist s preoccupation with land and entitlement She has also co edited Subject and Object in Renaissance Culture Cambridge, 1996 with Maureen Quilligan and Peter Stallybrass and both the Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare Cambridge, 2001 and the New Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare 2010 with Stanley Wells Her interests at present include Shakespeare as an historical and cultural phenomenon, early modern notions of subjectivity and authorship, the production and ownership of early modern texts, and the chronologizing, periodizing, and secularizing of Shakespeare She has received fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Humanities Center, and the Guggenheim Foundation and is presently the Sheli Z and Burton X Rosenberg Professor of the Humanities In 2005 she received the Ira H Abrams Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching and in 2010, the Provost s Award for Distinguished Ph.D Teaching and Mentoring from english.upenn People

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    1. I was given this book to read only because the author is very close to a former boss of mine. It's truly fantastic, my favorite book on Shakespeare yet.I'm not savvy enough to know exactly what De Grazia seeks to fully accomplish but it seems to me she does a great job uncluttering the clutter of criticism that has imposed itself on Shakespeare. She reads the words of the plays better than anyone I have ever encountered, and this leads to continual, terrific insights along the way. She even read [...]


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