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Published: 05 August 2020

352 Pages | 70 Illustrations

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198848790


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Typographies of Performance in Early Modern England

Claire M. L. Bourne

  • Explains how texts written specifically for theatrical performance were transformed into reading texts by the people involved in the early modern book trade
  • Draws from an extensive original typographic survey of about 1,900 discrete editions of plays printed in England between the late fifteenth and early eighteenth centuries
  • Treats typography as an essential feature of the text
  • Close reads material form (typographic arrangements) alongside the content of early modern plays