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The 1623 Folio and the Modern Standard Edition

Margreta De Grazia

in Shakespeare Verbatim: The Reproduction of Authenticity and the 1790 Apparatus

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117780
eISBN:
9780191671067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117780.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

A long genealogy separates the first published collection of William Shakespeare's plays, the 1623 First Folio, from standard twentieth-century editions of Shakespeare. The pedigree of each edition ... More


Introduction to Pericles and the Shakespeare Canon

MACD. P. JACKSON

in Defining Shakespeare: Pericles as Test Case

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199260508
eISBN:
9780191717635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260508.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter provides an introduction to Pericles and the Shakespeare canon. Pericles, it is widely agreed, is the first of Shakespeare's ‘last plays’, that highly distinctive group of romances and ... More


Introduction

Ben Higgins

in Shakespeare’s Syndicate: The First Folio, its Publishers, and the Early Modern Book Trade

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780192848840
eISBN:
9780191944116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192848840.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This introduction reviews the production of the First Folio from the perspective of its publishers. It treats the book’s imprint and colophon as neglected sites of rhetorical significance and ... More


Defining Shakespeare: Pericles as Test Case

MacDonald P. Jackson

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199260508
eISBN:
9780191717635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260508.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

‘That very great play, Pericles’, as T. S. Eliot called it, poses formidable problems of text and authorship. The first of the Late Romances, it was ascribed to Shakespeare when printed in a quarto ... More


After Arden

Brean Hammond

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/9780199641819.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter considers the reaction to the publication, in March 2010, of the Arden edition of Double Falsehood. It takes into account discussion in the press and in the ‘blogosphere’, as well as ... More


Introduction

Simon Jarvis

in Scholars and Gentlemen: Shakespearean Textual Criticism and Representations of Scholarly Labour, 1725-1765

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182955
eISBN:
9780191673924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182955.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The last decade has seen a dramatic expansion of scholarly interest in the history of William Shakespeare and his work, not only in print or on the stage but also in the media and arts. Interest in ... More


Introduction: Sir Edward Dering goes shopping

Emma Smith

in Shakespeare's First Folio: Four Centuries of an Iconic Book

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198754367
eISBN:
9780191844416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754367.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This introductory chapter discusses the first known purchaser of a First Folio, Sir Edward Dering, and how his account books allow us to contextualise this book as part of his household, his patterns ... More


Shakespeare's Lyric Stage: Myth, Music, and Poetry in the Last Plays

Seth Lerer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226582405
eISBN:
9780226582689
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226582689.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book argues for a new relationship between music, myth, lyric, and drama in Shakespeare's last plays. In the last plays, Shakespeare dramatizes these tensions between the social and the ... More


Introduction: Searching for Shakespeare's Letters

Stewart Alan

in Shakespeare's Letters

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199549276
eISBN:
9780191701504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549276.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book discusses the search for William Shakespeare's letters. However, Edmond Malone and Samuel Ireland were on a wild goosechase, this chapter states, on the trail of the kind of letters that ... More


Shakespeare's First Folio: Four Centuries of an Iconic Book

Emma Smith

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198754367
eISBN:
9780191844416
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754367.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This is a biography of a book: the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays printed in 1623 and known as the First Folio. It begins with the story of its first purchaser in London in December ... More


Shakespeare and Bibliofetishism

Brian Cummings

in Bibliophobia: The End and the Beginning of the Book

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780192847317
eISBN:
9780191939723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192847317.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, World Literature

Shakespeare’s Folio continues to take centre stage in this chapter. The book has become a modern fetish, not only of the book as such (the most studied individual edition in history) but of ... More


Shakespeare in Chronological Order

Margreta de Grazia

in Four Shakespearean Period Pieces

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780226785196
eISBN:
9780226785363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226785363.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Chronology has been the bedrock of Shakespeare Studies. Yet the succession in which Shakespeare wrote the plays was late to be devised and, even with today’s digitalized tests and statistics, remains ... More


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