From Performance to Print in Shakespeare's England

Paperback | June 15, 2008

EditorPeter Holland, Stephen Orgel

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What can the printed texts of plays from Shakespeare's time say about performance? How have printed plays been read and interpreted? This collection, now available in paperback, considers the evidence of early modern printed plays and their histories of production and reception, from early performance to the psychology of Hamlet.

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What can the printed texts of plays from Shakespeare's time say about performance? How have printed plays been read and interpreted? This collection, now available in paperback, considers the evidence of early modern printed plays and their histories of production and reception, from early performance to the psychology of Hamlet.

PETER HOLLAND is McMeel Family Professor of Shakespeare Studies in the Department of Film, Television and Theatre at the University of Notre Dame. He was Director of the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-Upon-Avon from 1997 to 2002. Among his publications, he is General Editor for the series Redefining British Theatre History (Palgra...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.18 × 6.17 × 0.63 inPublished:June 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230210139

ISBN - 13:9780230210134

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations * Notes on Contributors * Series Introduction: Redefining British Theatre History; P.Holland * Introduction: Printing Performance; P.Holland * PART I: PERFORMING THE BOOK * The Book of the Play; S.Orgel * Making Meaning Marketing Shakespeare 1623; G.Taylor * From Print to Performance: Seeing the Masque in Timon of Athens; J.Jowett * 'As It Was, Is, or Will be Played: Title-pages and the Theatre Industry to 1610'; G.Egan * PART II: EDITING AND PERFORMING * Editing Boys: The Performance of Genders in Print; J.Masten * On Not Looking Back -- Sight and Sound and Text; A.R.Braunmuller * De-Generation: Editions, Offspring, and Romeo and Juliet; W.Wall * PART III: LIVING THEATRE * Rhetoric, Discipline, and the Theatricality of Everyday Life in Elizabethan Grammar Schools; L.Enterline * History Between Theatres; A.Bosman * Robert Armin Do the Police in Different Voices; R.Preiss * PART IV: SHAKESPEARE RECONSTRUCTED * Hamlet's Smile; M.de Grazia * 'The Technique of it is Mature': Inventing the Late Plays in Print and in Performance; G.McMullan * Index