Textual Performances: The Modern Reproduction of Shakespeares Drama by Lukas ErneTextual Performances: The Modern Reproduction of Shakespeares Drama by Lukas Erne

Textual Performances: The Modern Reproduction of Shakespeares Drama

EditorLukas Erne, Margaret Jane Kidnie

Paperback | April 9, 2007

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Bringing together leading scholars to examine crucial questions regarding the theory and practice of editing Shakespeare's plays, these essays examine how what we know about early modern theater practice, the author and the printer will affect modern editorial decisions. Focusing on key points of debate and controversy, this collection makes a vital contribution to a better understanding of editorial modern practice.

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Margaret Jane Kidnie is Associate Professor of English at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. She is the editor of Ben Jonson: The Devil is an Ass and Other Plays (2000), and Philip Stubbes, The Anatomie of Abuses (2002).
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Title:Textual Performances: The Modern Reproduction of Shakespeares DramaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.55 inPublished:April 9, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521035600

ISBN - 13:9780521035606

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; List of contributors; Introduction Lukas Erne and Margaret Jane Kidnie; Part I. Establishing the Text: 1. The two texts of Othello and early modern constructions of race Leah S. Marcus; 2. 'Work of permanent utility': editors and texts, authorities and originals H. R. Woudhuysen; 3. Housmania: episodes in twentieth-century 'critical' editing of Shakespeare Paul Werstine; 4. Addressing adaptation: Measure for Measure and Sir Thomas More John Jowett; 5. The New Bibliography and its critics Ernst Honigmann; 6. Scholarly editing and the shift from print to electronic cultures Sonia Massai; Part II. Presenting the Play: 7. 'Your sum of parts': doubling in Hamlet Ann Thompson and Neil Taylor; 8. The perception of error: the editing and the performance of the opening of Coriolanus Michael Warren; 9. Modern spelling: the hard choices David Bevington; 10. The staging of Shakespeare's drama in print editions Margaret Jane Kidnie; 11. Open stage, open page? Editing stage directions in early dramatic texts John D. Cox; 12. Two varieties of digital commentary John Lavagnino; 13. New collaborations with old plays: the (textual) politics of performance commentary Barbara Hodgdon; Index.

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'... the diversity of its approaches and methodologies makes it a stimulating and necessary guide which continuously draws the reader's attention to the ambivalences and inconsistencies of Shakespeare's text.' Modern Literary Review