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Author Werstine, Paul.

Title Early modern playhouse manuscripts and the editing of Shakespeare / Paul Werstine
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
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Contents Cover -- Contents -- Illustrations -- Preface -- List of abbreviations, short titles, and symbols -- Introduction: reading W.W. Greg -- Chapter 1 The discovery of "foul papers" -- Greg's 1927 analysis and theory of the Bonduca texts -- Greg's later theories of the Bonduca texts -- Reception of "foul papers" by Shakespeare editors -- The failed search for extant examples of "foul papers" -- The Bonduca "foul papers" and early printed Shakespeare plays -- Shifting passages -- Lacunae -- Problems with "foul papers" -- Notes -- Chapter 2 Redefining "foul papers" -- Stage adaptation of Bonduca -- Knight as scribe -- Knight's rearrangement of the Bonduca text -- Knight's SPP -- Knight's lacunae -- Knight's SDD -- Knight's term "Foul papers" -- Notes -- Chapter 3 Playhouse MSS: what bookkeepers did not do -- The Early Greg on Backstage Plots and Theatrical Playbooks -- Greg the Shakespeare textual critic on theatrical playbooks -- Variation and ambiguity in naming in theatrical texts -- Stage directions: errors of inclusion and exclusion -- Indefinite and petitory stage directions -- Some interventions by bookkeepers -- Identifying the nature of the lost MSS behind the Shakespeare printed plays -- Notes -- Chapter 4 Playhouse MSS: what bookkeepers did -- Naming -- Stage directions: errors of commission and omission -- Bordeaux -- Captives -- Ironside -- Moore -- Noble Ladys -- Indefinite SDD -- Loose ends, false starts and unresolved confusions -- Duplications in dialogue -- Actors' names -- Bordeaux -- SM/LT -- Noble Ladys -- Ironside -- Beleeue -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Chapter 5 Behind the stage/in the tiring house -- The bookkeeper's duties before performance -- The prompter's duties during performance -- Warning SDD -- The King's Revels Company in the 1630s -- Warnings in Embassador -- Notes -- Conclusion: empirical editing of Shakespeare -- Notes
10. The Welsh Embassador (Embassador) Cardiff Public Library MS 4.12 1623-4 -- Description and hands -- Evidence for theatrical provenance -- 11. Thomas Heywood's [The Captives] (Captives) British Library MS Egerton 19943 September 3, 1624 -- CaptivesDescription and hands -- Evidence for theatrical provenance -- 12. Philip Massinger's The Parliamt of Love (Parliamt) Victoria and Albert Museum MS Dyce 25.F.33. November 3, 1624 -- Description and hands -- Evidence for theatrical provenance -- 13. Nathan Field, John Fletcher, and Philip Massinger's The Honest mans Fortune (HMF) Victoria and Albert Museum MS Dyce 25.F.9 February 8, 1624/25 -- Description and hands -- Evidence for theatrical provenance -- 14. Thomas Lodge and Robert Greene's A Looking glasse, for london and England (Looking glasse) Regenstein Library at the University of Chicago PR2297.L8 160- 1605-25? -- Description and hands -- Evidence for theatrical provenance -- 15. John Clavell's The Sodderd Cittizen (Sodderd) Wiltshire and Swindon Record Office MS 865/502/2 1628-30 -- Description and hands -- Evidence for theatrical provenance -- 16. Philip Massinger's Beleeue as you List (Beleeue) British Library MS Egerton 2828 May 6, 1631 -- Description and hands -- Evidence for theatrical provenance -- 17. Walter Mountfort's The Lanchinge of the Mary ... Or the Seamans honest wyfe (Lanchinge) British Library MS Egerton 199415 June 27, 1633 -- Description and hands -- Evidence for theatrical provenance -- 18. John Fletcher's Bonduca Queene of Brittaine (Bonduca) British Library MS Additional 36758 1619 (or?1616)-35 -- Description and hands -- Evidence of theatrical provenance -- 19. Henry Glapthorne's the Lady=mot<her (Lady=mother) British Library MS Egerton 19949 October 15, 1635 -- Description and hands -- Evidence for theatrical provenance
20. The waspe (Waspe) Alnwick Castle MS 507 1636-40 -- Description and hands -- Evidence for theatrical provenance -- 21. Edward Sharpham's The Fleire (Fleire) British Library 11773.c.8?1607-?1650 -- Synopsis (of the uncut version) -- Description and hands -- Evidence for theatrical provenance -- 22. J.C.'s [A Pleasant Comedie, Called The Two Merry Milke-Maids. Or, The Best Words weare the Garland] (Milke-Maids) Folger Shakespeare Library STC 4281 copy 2 1620-80? -- Description and hands -- Evidence for theatrical provenance -- Appendix A Characteristics of Gregian "foul papers" in playhouse texts -- Naming -- (1) Multiple designations of the same character in SDD and SPP -- MSS by apparently non-theatrical scribes (including dubitable Charlemagne and Woodstock) -- MSS by theatrical scribes -- Authorial MSS (including dubitable Kent and Moore) -- Printed texts -- (2) Ambiguous character designations -- MSS by apparently non-theatrical scribes (including dubitable Woodstock) -- MSS by theatrical scribes -- Authorial MSS (including dubitable Kent and Moore) -- Printed texts -- (3) Dialogue errors in naming -- MSS by apparently non-theatrical scribes -- SPP -- (4) Erroneous SPP -- MSS by apparently non-theatrical scribes (including dubitable Woodstock) -- MSS by theatrical scribes -- Authorial MSS (including dubitable Kent) -- Printed texts -- (5) Misplaced SPP -- MSS by apparently non-theatrical scribes -- MSS by theatrical scribes -- Authorial MSS -- (6) Missing SPP -- MSS by apparently non-theatrical scribes (including dubitable Woodstock) -- MSS by theatrical scribes -- Authorial MSS -- Printed texts -- SDD, principally entrances -- (7) Missing entrances (Greg notes that "specification of re-entry is exceptional in early texts" [1955, 133]) -- MSS by apparently non-theatrical scribes (including dubitable Charlemagne and Woodstock)
MSS by theatrical scribes -- Authorial MSS (including dubitable Moore) -- Printed texts -- (8) Indefinite entrances involving speakers -- MSS by apparently non-theatrical scribes (including dubitable Woodstock) -- MSS by theatrical scribes -- Authorial MSS (including dubitable Kent and Moore) -- Printed texts -- (9) Other indefinite SDD -- MSS by apparently non-theatrical scribes (including dubitable Charlemagne and Woodstock) -- MSS by theatrical scribes -- Authorial MSS (including dubitable Kent and Moore) -- Printed texts -- (10) Omission of necessary characters from SDD -- MSS by apparently non-theatrical scribes (including dubitable Woodstock) -- MSS by theatrical scribes -- Authorial MSS -- Printed texts -- (11) Inclusion of unnecessary characters in entrance directions -- Authorial MSS -- (12) Mutes and ghosts -- MSS by apparently non-theatrical scribes (including dubitable Charlemagne and Woodstock) -- MSS by theatrical scribes -- Authorial MSS (including dubitable Kent) -- Printed texts -- (13) Double entrances -- MSS by apparently non-theatrical scribes (including dubitable Woodstock) -- Authorial MSS (including dubitable Kent) -- (14) Erroneous SDD -- MSS by apparently non-theatrical scribes (including dubitable Woodstock) -- MSS by theatrical scribes -- (15) Petitory SDD -- Authorial MSS (including dubitable Kent and Moore) -- Exits -- (16) Missing exits -- MSS by apparently non-theatrical scribes (including dubitable Woodstock) -- MSS by theatrical scribes -- Authorial MSS (including dubitable Moore) -- Printed texts -- (17) Misplaced SDD, principally exits -- MSS by apparently non-theatrical scribes (including dubitable Woodstock) -- MSS by theatrical scribes -- Authorial MSS (including dubitable Moore) -- Revision and deletion -- (18) Marginal insertions of dialogue -- MSS by apparently non-theatrical scribes
The manuscripts -- Descriptions of the texts -- Dates -- Dramatic content -- Material description -- Hands and inks -- Theatrical provenance -- Some features common to playhouse texts -- 1.?Anthony Munday's Iohn A kent & Iohn a Cumber (Kent) Huntington Library, HM 500?1587-96 -- Description and hands -- Evidence for theatrical provenance -- 2.?Robert Greene's [John of Bordeaux or The Second Part of Friar Bacon] (Bordeaux) Alnwick Castle MS 507 1590-1600 -- Description and hands -- Evidence for theatrical provenance -- 3.?Anthony Munday's, Henry Chettle's,?Thomas Heywood's,?William Shakespeare's, and Thomas Dekker's Sir Thomas Moore (Moore) British Library MS Harl. 7368 1586?-1605? -- Description and hands -- Evidence for theatrical provenance -- 4. [Charlemagne or the Distracted Emperor] (Charlemagne) British Library MS Egerton 19946?1604-7 -- Description and hands -- Evidence for theatrical provenance -- 5. [The First Part of the Reign of King Richard the Second, or Thomas of Woodstock] (Woodstock) British Library MS Egerton 19948 c. 1590-?1610 -- Description and hands -- Inks -- Evidence for theatrical provenance -- 6.?Thomas Middleton's The second Maydens tragedy [or The Lady's Tragedy] (SM/LT) British Library MS Lansdowne 807 October 31, 1611 -- Description and hands -- Evidence for theatrical provenance -- 7. John Fletcher and Philip Massinger's TTragedy of Sr Iohn Van Olden Barnauelt (Barnauelt) British Library MS Additional 18653 August, 1619 -- Description and hands -- Evidence for theatrical provenance -- 8. The 2. Noble Ladys, and The Converted Coniurer (Noble Ladys) British Library MS Egerton 199411 1619-23 -- Description and hands -- Evidence for theatrical provenance -- 9. Edmond Ironside The English King (Ironside) British Library MS Egerton 19945 1593-1624 -- Description and hands -- Evidence for theatrical provenance
Summary "London Playhouse Manuscripts and the Editing of Shakespeare argues for editing Shakespeare's plays in a new way, without pretending to distinguish authorial from theatrical versions. Drawing on the work of the influential scholars A.W. Pollard and W.W. Greg, Werstine tackles the difficult issues surrounding 'foul papers' and 'promptbooks' to redefine these fundamental categories of current Shakespeare editing. In an extensive and detailed analysis, this book offers insight into the methods of theatrical personnel and a reconstruction of backstage practices in playhouses of Shakespeare's time."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Criticism, Textual.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Manuscripts.
English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 -- Criticism, Textual.
English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 -- Manuscripts.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Manuscripts.
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