The Resource The struggle for Shakespeare's text : twentieth-century editorial theory and practice, by Gabriel Egan

The struggle for Shakespeare's text : twentieth-century editorial theory and practice, by Gabriel Egan

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The struggle for Shakespeare's text : twentieth-century editorial theory and practice
Title
The struggle for Shakespeare's text
Title remainder
twentieth-century editorial theory and practice
Statement of responsibility
by Gabriel Egan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"We know Shakespeare's writings only from imperfectly-made early editions, from which editors struggle to remove errors. The New Bibliography of the early twentieth century, refined with technological enhancements in the 1950s and 1960s, taught generations of editors how to make sense of the early editions of Shakespeare and use them to make modern editions. This book is the first complete history of the ideas that gave this movement its intellectual authority, and of the challenges to that authority that emerged in the 1980s and 1990s. Working chronologically, Egan traces the struggle to wring from the early editions evidence of precisely what Shakespeare wrote. The story of another struggle, between competing interpretations of the evidence from early editions, is told in detail and the consequences for editorial practice are comprehensively surveyed, allowing readers to discover just what is at stake when scholars argue about how to edit Shakespeare"--
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
Dewey number
822.33
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3071
LC item number
.E38 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The struggle for Shakespeare's text : twentieth-century editorial theory and practice, by Gabriel Egan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. The fall of pessimism and the rise of New Bibliography, 1902-1942; 2. New techniques and the Virginian School: New Bibliography, 1939-1968; 3. New Bibliography, 1969-1979; Intermezzo: the rise and fall of the theory of memorial reconstruction; 4. New Bibliography critiqued and revised, 1980-1990; 5. The 'new' New Bibliography: the Oxford Complete Works, 1978-1989; 6. Materialism, unediting and version-editing, 1990-1999; Conclusion: the twenty-first century; Appendix I. How early-modern books were made: a brief guide; Appendix II. Table of Shakespeare editions up to 1623; Appendix III. Editorial principles of the major twentieth-century Shakespeare editions; Works cited
Control code
000045806531
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 319 p.
Isbn
9780521889179
Lccn
2010029485
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.b25155787
System control number
eblnew0521889170

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