Dramatists and their Manuscripts in the Age of Shakespeare, by Grace Ioppolo

By Grace Ioppolo

This booklet offers new facts in regards to the ways that English Renaissance dramatists corresponding to William Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, Thomas Heywood, John Fletcher and Thomas Middleton composed their performs and the measure to which they participated within the dissemination in their texts to theatrical audiences. Grace Ioppolo argues that the trail of the transmission of the textual content used to be now not linear, from writer to censor to playhouse to viewers - as has been universally argued through students - yet round.

Extant dramatic manuscripts, theatre files and bills, in addition to authorial contracts, memoirs, receipts and different archival facts, are used to end up that the textual content back to the writer at numerous phases, together with in the course of practice session and after functionality. This monograph presents a lot new info and case stories, and is an interesting contribution to the fields of Shakespeare experiences, English Renaissance drama experiences, manuscript reviews, textual learn and bibliography and theatre history.

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