Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 October 2019

272 Pages

8.0 x 5.3 inches

ISBN: 9780198827559

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Shakespeare and Text

Revised Edition

John Jowett

Oxford Shakespeare Topics

  • Discusses numerous examples, with illustrations from the texts of Shakespeare's plays
  • Draws on the author's wide experience in editing Shakespeare and other early modern drama
  • Contributes to an ongoing debate about the nature of the literary and dramatic text and the status of the author in underpinning the text
  • Explains what goes into the textual and digital editing of Shakespeare's plays
  • Includes as an appendix a detailed listing and description of the early Shakespeare quartos and Folio

New to this Edition:

  • Includes an entirely new chapter explores the impact of digital technology on textual editing and the interface between digital and print editing
  • New sections present the impressive recent developments in authorship attribution study, the full emergence of the 'alternative versions' model of presenting the text of Shakespeare, important new scholarship relating especially to book history, playhouse manuscripts, and the copy for printed plays, and pedagogical developments in editions such as the emergence of 'performance notes'