The Resource The authorship of Shakespeare's plays : a socio-linguistic study, Jonathan Hope

The authorship of Shakespeare's plays : a socio-linguistic study, Jonathan Hope

Label
The authorship of Shakespeare's plays : a socio-linguistic study
Title
The authorship of Shakespeare's plays
Title remainder
a socio-linguistic study
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Hope
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Using graphs to present statistical data in a readily comprehensible form, the book also contains a wealth of information about the history of the English language during a period of far-reaching change. The book will be of interest to students and scholars of Shakespeare studies, English literature, the history of the language and linguistics
  • This book introduces a new method for determining the authorship of Renaissance plays. Based on the rapid rate of change in English grammar in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, socio-historical linguistic evidence allows us to distinguish the hands of Renaissance playwrights within play texts. The present study focuses on Shakespeare: his collaborations with Fletcher and Middleton; and the apocryphal plays. Among the plays examined are Henry VIII, The Two Noble Kinsmen, Macbeth, Pericles, and Sir Thomas More. The findings of the book allow us to be more confident about the divisions of collaborative plays, and confirm the status of Edward III as a strong candidate for inclusion in the canon
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
822.3/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • PR2937
  • PR2937
LC item number
  • .H65 1994
  • .H65 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The authorship of Shakespeare's plays : a socio-linguistic study, Jonathan Hope
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-185) and index
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  • net
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The auxiliary 'do' -- 3. Relative markers -- 4. 'Thou' and 'you' -- 5. Shakespeare as collaborator. The Shakespeare-Fletcher collaborations. The Shakespeare-Middleton collaborations -- 6. The Shakespeare apocrypha. The 1664 folio plays. Other apocryphal plays -- 7. Summary of findings
Control code
000010419197
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 188 p.
Isbn
9780521417372
Lccn
93029834
Other physical details
ill.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b25958549
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28709811
  • cbo0521417376

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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