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The Resource The struggle for Shakespeare's text : twentieth-century editorial theory and practice, Gabriel Egan

The struggle for Shakespeare's text : twentieth-century editorial theory and practice, Gabriel Egan

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The struggle for Shakespeare's text : twentieth-century editorial theory and practice
Title
The struggle for Shakespeare's text
Title remainder
twentieth-century editorial theory and practice
Statement of responsibility
Gabriel Egan
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Language
eng
Summary
"We know Shakespeare's writings only from imperfectly-made early editions, from which editors struggle to remove errors. The New Bibliography of the early twentieth century, refined with technological enhancements in the 1950s and 1960s, taught generations of editors how to make sense of the early editions of Shakespeare and use them to make modern editions. This book is the first complete history of the ideas that gave this movement its intellectual authority, and of the challenges to that authority that emerged in the 1980s and 1990s. Working chronologically, Egan traces the struggle to wring from the early editions evidence of precisely what Shakespeare wrote. The story of another struggle, between competing interpretations of the evidence from early editions, is told in detail and the consequences for editorial practice are comprehensively surveyed, allowing readers to discover just what is at stake when scholars argue about how to edit Shakespeare"--
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Egan, Gabriel
Dewey number
822.3/3
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3071
LC item number
.E38 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Drama
  • Transmission of texts
  • Shakespeare, William
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • DRAMA
  • Drama
  • Transmission of texts
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The struggle for Shakespeare's text : twentieth-century editorial theory and practice, Gabriel Egan
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 272-308) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The fall of pessimism and the rise of New Bibliography, 1902-1942 -- New techniques and the Virginian School: New Bibliography, 1939-1968 -- New Bibliography, 1969-1979 -- Intermezzo: the rise and fall of the theory of memorial reconstruction -- New Bibliography critiqued and revised, 1980-1990 -- he 'new' New Bibliography: the Oxford Complete Works, 1978-1989 -- Materialism, unediting and version-editing, 1990-1999 -- Conclusion: the twenty-first century -- Appendix I. How early modern books were made: a brief guide -- Appendix II. Table of Shakespeare editions up to 1623 -- Appendix III. Editorial principles of the major twentieth-century Shakespeare editions
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671774389
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Extent
1 online resource (319 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511919152
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)671774389
Label
The struggle for Shakespeare's text : twentieth-century editorial theory and practice, Gabriel Egan
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 272-308) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The fall of pessimism and the rise of New Bibliography, 1902-1942 -- New techniques and the Virginian School: New Bibliography, 1939-1968 -- New Bibliography, 1969-1979 -- Intermezzo: the rise and fall of the theory of memorial reconstruction -- New Bibliography critiqued and revised, 1980-1990 -- he 'new' New Bibliography: the Oxford Complete Works, 1978-1989 -- Materialism, unediting and version-editing, 1990-1999 -- Conclusion: the twenty-first century -- Appendix I. How early modern books were made: a brief guide -- Appendix II. Table of Shakespeare editions up to 1623 -- Appendix III. Editorial principles of the major twentieth-century Shakespeare editions
Control code
671774389
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (319 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511919152
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)671774389

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