Shakespeare Verbatim: The Reproduction of Authenticity and the 1790 Apparatus

Shakespeare Verbatim The Reproduction of Authenticity and the Apparatus This study challenges traditional treatments of Shakespeare through a study of their textual imperatives in the late eighteenth century The examination of earlier treatments demonstrates that concepts

  • Title: Shakespeare Verbatim: The Reproduction of Authenticity and the 1790 Apparatus
  • Author: Margreta de Grazia
  • ISBN: 9780198117780
  • Page: 167
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This study challenges traditional treatments of Shakespeare through a study of their textual imperatives in the late eighteenth century The examination of earlier treatments demonstrates that concepts now basic to Shakespeare were once largely irrelevant Only with Edmond Malone s 1790 Shakespeare edition do such criteria as authenticity, historical periodization, factualThis study challenges traditional treatments of Shakespeare through a study of their textual imperatives in the late eighteenth century The examination of earlier treatments demonstrates that concepts now basic to Shakespeare were once largely irrelevant Only with Edmond Malone s 1790 Shakespeare edition do such criteria as authenticity, historical periodization, factual biography, chronological development, and in depth reading become necessary as parts of a tightly interlocked textual schema Their emergence, this text shows, must be seen as a specific historical response to the problem the Shakespeare corpus has posed since its definition by the 1623 Folio what to make of its heterogeneity and irregularity Malone s apparatus unified and regulated the texts by making them accountable to Shakespeare the Author.

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    1. I was given this book to read only because the author is very close to a former boss of mine. It's truly fantastic, my favorite book on Shakespeare yet.I'm not savvy enough to know exactly what De Grazia seeks to fully accomplish but it seems to me she does a great job uncluttering the clutter of criticism that has imposed itself on Shakespeare. She reads the words of the plays better than anyone I have ever encountered, and this leads to continual, terrific insights along the way. She even read [...]

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