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‘Whether one did Contrive, the Other Write,/Or one Fram’d the Plot, the Other did Indite’: Fletcher and Theobald as Collaborative Writers

Tiffany Stern

in The Quest for Cardenio: Shakespeare, Fletcher, Cervantes, and the Lost Play

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199641819
eISBN:
9780191749025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641819.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter raises questions about Shakespeare and his two ‘collaborators’ on Cardenio/Double Falsehood, Fletcher and Theobald. It looks first at early modern habits of collaborative writing, ... More


Plotters and Plot

Dominique Goy-Blanquet

in Shakespeare's Early History Plays: From Chronicle to Stage

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198119876
eISBN:
9780191705601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119876.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter begins by explaining that the turning of chronicle into drama moves from extensive to microsurgery wherein Shakespeare still borrows, cuts, contracts, and displaces material, creating a ... More


Grammatical Laws

Dominique Goy-Blanquet

in Shakespeare's Early History Plays: From Chronicle to Stage

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198119876
eISBN:
9780191705601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119876.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter shows that Shakespeare recycles every detail of the chronicle, highlights or plays them down, combines scraps of information, produces keys to clarify them, or motives to lend them ... More


The events of 1608

Bart van Es

in Shakespeare in Company

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199569311
eISBN:
9780191744945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569311.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The year 1608 is widely recognized as a point of transition for Shakespeare: at or around this date there was a decisive change in his style of composition, with the embrace of a more lyrical mode of ... More


Every Man In and Out: Metadramatic Ideals and Harsh Realities

Bill Angus

in Metadrama and the Informer in Shakespeare and Jonson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474415118
eISBN:
9781474426886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415118.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter describes how Jonson explores the legitimacy of metadramatic theatrical ‘devices’ in Every Man in His Humour, reproducing the negative structures of informing while modelling an ... More


“Nobody. I Myself”: Discovering What Passes Show

Joel B. Altman

in The Improbability of Othello: Rhetorical Anthropology and Shakespearean Selfhood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226016108
eISBN:
9780226016122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226016122.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Shakespeare's comic reflections on the psychology of mise-en-scène in A Midsummer Night's Dream open the way to think freshly about the function of rhetorical anthropology in his plays. The roles of ... More


“I Am Not What I Am”: Shakespeare's Scripted Subject

Joel B. Altman

in The Improbability of Othello: Rhetorical Anthropology and Shakespearean Selfhood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226016108
eISBN:
9780226016122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226016122.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter focuses on a recurrent event in many plays: the conscious act of self-departure and the assumption of a new ethos or several of them, which often results in adhesions that last beyond ... More


‘Quando?’ (When?) in Romeo and Juliet

Lorna Hutson

in Circumstantial Shakespeare

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199657100
eISBN:
9780191808692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657100.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

This chapter shows how belief in the autonomy and depth (or plenitude) of Shakespearean character has been inseparable from an assumption that Shakespeare’s plots are relatively informal, merely ... More


Knots, Charms, Riddles: Macbeth and All’s Well That Ends Well

John Kerrigan

in Shakespeare’s Binding Language

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198757580
eISBN:
9780191817342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757580.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

Shakespeare is typically interested in the sorts of binding language—oaths, vows, promises, and the like—that impose obligations on the self. In Macbeth, he dramatizes the bonds imposed on others by ... More


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