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Shakespeare Verbatim
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Shakespeare Verbatim: The Reproduction of Authenticity and the 1790 Apparatus

Margreta De Grazia

Abstract

This book challenges traditional Shakespeare scholarship through a study of its textual primacy in the late eighteenth century. The book's examination of earlier treatments demonstrates that concepts now basic to Shakespeare studies were once largely irrelevant. Only with Edmond Malone's 1790 Shakespeare edition do such criteria as authenticity, historical periodisation, factual biography, chronological development, and in-depth readings become dominant. However, their emergence then must not be seen as the overdue installation of proper scholarly and literary procedures, but rather as a speci ... More

Keywords: Shakespeare scholarship, late eighteenth century, Edmond Malone, authenticity, historical periodisation, factual biography, chronological development, in-depth readings, 1623 Folio, Enlightenment epistemology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1991 Print ISBN-13: 9780198117780
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117780.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Margreta De Grazia, author
University of Pennsylvania