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Author Maguire, Laurie E.

Title Shakespearean suspect texts : the "bad" quartos and their contexts / Laurie E. Maguire.

Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  822.33 E MAGU    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvii, 427 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-418) and index.
Contents The rise of the New Bibliography. Men of science. The rise of English studies. Defining bibliographical desiderata. Contradictions. Local habitations. Contemporary challenges -- Memorial reconstruction and its discontents. Greg and The Merry Wives of Windsor. Greg and Two Elizabethan Stage Abridgements. Leo Kirschbaum. Harry R. Hoppe -- Reporting speech, reconstructing texts. Reporting sermons and speeches. Reporting plays. Reporting Spanish golden-age drama. Reporting plays (and prose) in the eighteenth century -- Memory. Oral culture. Narrative recall. Folk ballads. Commonplace books. BBC Shakespeare -- Diagnosing memorial reconstruction: the Poem, the Play, the Text -- 'Tables...stored full' -- Conclusion.
Summary An examination of forty-one Shakespearean play texts, the 'bad quartos' or 'memorial reconstructions'.
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Criticism, Textual.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Bibliography -- Quartos.
ISBN 0521473640 (hc)