The Authentic Shakespeare, and Other Problems of the Early Modern Stage

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In this lavishly illustrated book, one of the most important and influential scholars of the Renaissance stage brings together essays that have changed the way we think about the age of Shakespeare. His subjects are varied and interconnected: the theater as social phenomenon, the development of the stage as an architectural presence and a cultural institution, the changing use of setting and costume, the changing status of the acting profession, the complex relation of theater to the political life of the age. Most of all, The Authentic Shakespeare is about how the modern constructs the past, how the texts that were performed on the Elizabethan stage became the books and editions that are, for our time, Renaissance drama. Many essays in The Authentic Shakespeare have become classics. Collected here for the first time, they essential reading for students of the Renaissance stage and the history of the book.
 

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What Is a Text?
1
What Is a Character?
7
What Is an Editor?
15
Acting Scripts Performing Texts
21
The Poetics of Spectacle
49
The Spectacles of State
71
The Renaissance Poet as Plagiarist
89
Gendering the Crown
107
Shakespeare and the kinds of Drama
143
Macbeth and the Antic Round
159
Prosperos Wife
173
Marginal Jonson
187
Tobacco and Boys
211
The Authentic Shakespeare
231
Notes
257
Index
271

The Play of Conscience
129

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Collects fifteen important essays by one of the most prominent scholars of Shakespeare studies. Humanities at Stanford. Among his many publications are Impersonations: The Performance of Gender in Shakespeare's England, The Illusion of Power, Inigo Jones (with Sir Roy Strong), and The Jonsonian Masque. He has published numerous editions of Shakespeare, Jonson, and Marlowe, and is the general editor of the New Pelican Shakespeare

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