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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


Music for the Mass: A Spectrum of Artistic Invention

Craig H. Russell

in From Serra to Sancho: Music and Pageantry in the California Missions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195343274
eISBN:
9780199867745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343274.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western, History, American

The mass held a privileged role as the artistic core of the California repertoire. Mass settings ranged in style from the three “easy” quartet settings for Mary—and three “intermediate” duet settings ... More


Othello: Improving This Flay

John Jones

in Shakespeare at Work

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186885
eISBN:
9780191674594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186885.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter compares the Quarto and Folio versions of Othello. The Quarto and Folio version of Othello represent two acting texts of the one play. The Quarto was printed either from the prompter's ... More


From London to Quarto, 1858–1860

CHRISTOPHER DUGGAN

in Francesco Crispi 1818-1901: From Nation to Nationalism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198206118
eISBN:
9780191717178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206118.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Francesco Crispi returned to England on the eve of his fortieth birthday. He did not exactly like London, but some of his friends were there, including Rosalino Pilo. Pilo and Crispi were to be close ... More


The Jacobean Masque: Jonson, Authorship, and Royal Address

Gabriel Heaton

in Writing and Reading Royal Entertainments: From George Gascoigne to Ben Jonson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199213115
eISBN:
9780191707148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213115.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter takes as its subject the development of Jacobean masques, Jonson's construction of himself as an author, and his relationship with royalty. There are two important royal presentation ... More


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


Afterword: The Enlightenment Reproduction

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/9780198117780.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

In retrospect, what appears most admirable about Edmond Malone is his attempt to reproduce William Shakespeare in his own terms. Throughout his long career, his Shakespearean projects were all ... More


First

John Jones

in Shakespeare at Work

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186885
eISBN:
9780191674594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186885.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines alterations to the Second Part of Henry IV as it appears in the 1623 Folio. The Folio contains verse and prose which is missing from the 1600 Quarto, the text of the play that ... More


King Lear

John Jones

in Shakespeare at Work

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186885
eISBN:
9780191674594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186885.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter distinguishes Shakespeare's working draft of King Lear in Quarto from the version which appears in the Folio. This chapter also describes Peter Blayney's study of the conditions under ... More


‘A little thing doth divert and turn us’: Fictions, Mourning, and Playing in ‘Of Diverting or Diversion’ and Hamlet

Peter G. Platt

in Shakespeare's Essays: Sampling Montaigne from Hamlet to The Tempest

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474463409
eISBN:
9781474490870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474463409.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The chapter first explores the multiple versions of Shakespeare’s play and of the Montaignian nature of the versions of Hamlet after Montaigne can be seen to have a shaping effect. It then argues ... More


Scene 12 Departures

Simon Palfrey

in Poor Tom: Living "King Lear"

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226150642
eISBN:
9780226150789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226150789.003.0026
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Chapter abstract3–5 sentences, or around 120 words and no more than 200 words This section looks at the closing scene in both the Quarto and Folio, as Edgar recounts the death of Gloucester, and the ... More


Introduction

Simon Palfrey

in Poor Tom: Living "King Lear"

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226150642
eISBN:
9780226150789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226150789.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This section introduces Edgar/Tom’s role as one that epitomizes Shakespeare’s radical testing of theatrical, political, experiential, and metaphysical possibility. It also explains how the book will ... More


Authentic Reproductions

Joseph Loewenstein

in The Author's Due: Printing and the Prehistory of Copyright

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226490403
eISBN:
9780226490410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226490410.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter reports a meditation on the problem of authorship as it was provoked at the turn of the last century, of how historical scholarship intervened in a technological and legal turmoil. It ... More


The Rise and Fall of Irish Reprinting

in The Enlightenment & the Book: Scottish Authors & Their Publishers in Eighteenth-Century Britain, Ireland, and America

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226752525
eISBN:
9780226752549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226752549.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

During the second half of the eighteenth century, Dublin prided itself on being the second city of the British Empire. With regard to publishing, there is considerable merit in this claim. Dublin and ... More


Fragmenting Forms

Robin Wagner-Pacifici

in What Is an Event?

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226439648
eISBN:
9780226439815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226439815.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

In this chapter, uncertain or confused events are considered via an analysis of their unresolved or fragmented forms and flows. The Paris Commune is an exemplar of an incoherent event in which the ... More


Introduction: Creativity in Private Prayers

Ceri Sullivan

in Shakespeare and the Play Scripts of Private Prayer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198857310
eISBN:
9780191890208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857310.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Fiction is good at registering how speakers approach God in ways that are specific to their time and place. Literary critics have studied the dramatic qualities in the public prayer of the early ... More


The Terminal Comma

Oliver Morgan

in Turn-taking in Shakespeare

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198836353
eISBN:
9780191873614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836353.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter investigates the relationship between turn-taking and punctuation. On the one hand, punctuation seems to offer a way of resolving precisely those ambiguities over timing with which the ... More


Afterword

Annabel Patterson

in Shakespeare and the Politics of Commoners: Digesting the New Social History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198806899
eISBN:
9780191846557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806899.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter reviews the volume, noting that literary critics elsewhere who have conceived the protesting commoners of Shakespeare’s drama as a ‘rabble’ have selectively reproduced the negative ... More


‘Prudentia’: The Jaggard Publishing House

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/9780192848840.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

William and Isaac Jaggard are well known as the printers of the First Folio, but they were also the book’s publishers. Against a tradition of thinking about the Jaggards as trade printers, this ... More


The Plebeians Revise the Uprising: What the Actors Made of Shakespeare’s Jack Cade—Or, Laughing with the English Radical Tradition

Stephen Longstaffe

in Shakespeare and the Politics of Commoners: Digesting the New Social History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198806899
eISBN:
9780191846557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806899.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter focuses the plebeian rebellion sequence in 2 Henry VI, noting that although both Quarto and Folio versions seem to derive from a lost, parent source, all modern editions of the scene are ... More


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