How to Read a Shakespearean Play Text

Giddens, Eugene (2011) How to Read a Shakespearean Play Text. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780521886406

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This is an invaluable introductory guide for the English student who needs to decipher a page from a play, or a facsimile equivalent, from the Shakespearean period. The original quartos and folios of early play texts are increasingly subject to editorial and critical scrutiny, and electronic facsimiles are making the originals accessible to undergraduate and graduate students. Giddens provides a practical 'how to' guide to the original printed texts of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. He explains how the features of the play text came about, what the different elements mean, and who created them. The book provides that important first step towards bibliography and critical editing, presenting a detailed account of how to read these early texts and how they have been turned into the modern editions we are accustomed to.

Item Type: Book
Keywords: Shakespeare
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences (until September 2018)
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Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2012 13:47
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2022 16:46

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