Early Modern Playhouse Manuscripts and the Editing of Shakespeare

Early Modern Playhouse Manuscripts and the Editing of Shakespeare argues for editing Shakespeare s plays in a new way without pretending to distinguish authorial from theatrical versions Drawing on the work of the influential scholars A W Pollard and W W Greg Werstine tackles the difficult issues surrounding foul papers and promptbooks to redefine these fundamental categories of current Shakespeare editing In an extensive and detailed analysis this book offers insight into the methods of theatrical personnel and a reconstruction of backstage practices in playhouses of Shakespeare s time The book also includes a detailed analysis of nineteen manuscripts and three quartos marked up for performance documents that together provide precious insight into how plays were put into production Using these surviving manuscripts as a framework Werstine goes on to explore editorial choices about what to give today s readers as Shakespeare


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Early Modern Playhouse Manuscripts and the Editing of Shakespeare argues for editing Shakespeare s plays in a new way without pretending to distinguish authorial from theatrical versions Drawing on the work of the influential scholars A W Pollard and W W Greg Werstine tackles the difficult issues surrounding foul papers and promptbooks to redefine these fundamental categories of current Shakespeare editing In an extensive and detailed analysis this book offers insight into the methods of theatrical personnel and a reconstruction of backstage practices in playhouses of Shakespeare s time The book also includes a detailed analysis of nineteen manuscripts and three quartos marked up for performance documents that together provide precious insight into how plays were put into production Using these surviving manuscripts as a framework Werstine goes on to explore editorial choices about what to give today s readers as Shakespeare


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Pericles

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Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story

The tragedy of love thwarted by fate has always intrigued writers In the sixteenth century William Shakespeare took this theme and fashioned one of the world s great plays i Romeo And Juliet i In our own time Shakespeare s drama has been used as a basis for the overwhelmingly successful musical play i West Side Story i Though one of these works is set among the nobility of Verona and the other among immigrant families of New York s West Side both tell the story of the plight of young star crossed lovers br br br br As Norris Houghton writes in his introduction What we see is that all four young people strive to consummate the happiness at the threshold on which they stand and which they have tasted so briefly All four are deprived of the opportunity to do so the Renaissance couple by the caprice of fate today s youngsters by the prejudice and hatred engendered around them br br br br Poets and playwrights will continue to write of youthful lovers whom fate drives into and out of each other s lives The spectacle will always trouble and move us even as the two dramas in this volume do today


Richard III

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Henry IV, Part 1

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Richard II

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The Comedy of Errors

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Shakespeare's Sonnets

A bestselling beautifully designed edition of William Shakespeare s sonnets complete with valuable tools for educators br br The authoritative edition of i Shakespeare s Sonnets i from The Folger Shakespeare Library the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers includes br br Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on the facing page of each sonnet br A brief introduction to each sonnet providing insight into its possible meaning br An index of first lines br Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library s vast holdings of rare books br An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the sonnets br br The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC is home to the world s largest collection of Shakespeare s printed works and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs For more information visit Folger edu