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050 00 PR3071|b.P48 2010
100 1 Petersen, Lene B.
245 10 Shakespeare's errant texts :|btextual form and linguistic
style in Shakespearean 'bad' quartos and co-authored plays
/|cLene B. Petersen.
260 Cambridge ;|aNew York :|bCambridge University Press,
300 xx, 310 p. :|bill. ;|c24 cm.
504 Includes bibliographical references and index.
505 0 Oral-memorial transmission and the formation of
Shakespeare's texts -- The Elizabethan dramatic industry
and industrious Shakespeare -- Decomposing the text: oral
transmission and the theory of the Zielform -- The popular
play and the popular ballad: evidence of 'Quarto
mechanics' in the multiple texts of Hamlet and Romeo and
Juliet -- Conclusion -- Recomposing the author: some tools
for positioning the role of the playwright in dramatic
transmission -- Introduction to quantitative textual
analysis: computational stylistics, cognition and the
missing author -- Stylometry and textual multiplicity I:
contextual stylistics and the case of Titus Andronicus --
Stylometry and textual multiplicity II: testing the
grading between authorship and 'orality' in the scenes of
Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet -- Conclusion -- Appendix I.
Scenic units in Q1 Hamlet/Der Bestrafte Brudermord and
Romeo and Juliet/Romio und Julietta -- Appendix II. 'Meet
it is I set it downe': verbal evidence of quarto mechanics
in the short versions of Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet --
Appendix III. Table of results for discriminant analysis
on 257 plays, using 50 principal components -- Appendix
IV. Examples of principal component scree plots for three-
text Hamlet by scenes and three-text Romeo and Juliet by
520 "If more than half of Shakespeare's texts survive in more
than one version, and an increasing number of his texts
appear to have been co-authored with other playwrights,
how do we define what constitutes a 'Shakespearean text'?
Recent studies have proposed answers to this crucial
question by investigating 'memorial reconstruction' and co
-authorship, yet significantly they have not yet
considered properly the many formal and stylistic
synergies, interchanges and reciprocities between oral/
memorial and authorial composition, and the extent to
which these factors are traceable in the surviving
playtexts of the period. It is precisely these synergies
that this book investigates, making this site of
interaction between actorly and authorial input its
primary focus. Petersen proposes new quantitative
methodologies for approaching form and style in
Shakespearean texts. The book's main case studies are
Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet and Titus Andronicus - plays
drawn from the middle of Shakespeare's working career"--
|cProvided by publisher.
590 Gift of the Estate of Norman Wilkinson.
600 10 Shakespeare, William,|d1564-1616|xCriticism, Textual.
600 10 Shakespeare, William,|d1564-1616|xAuthorship
650 0 Playwriting|xHistory|y16th century.
650 0 Playwriting|xHistory|y17th century.
650 0 Transmission of texts|zEngland|xHistory|y16th century.
650 0 Transmission of texts|zEngland|xHistory|y17th century.
650 0 English drama|yEarly modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600
650 0 English drama|y17th century|xCriticism, Textual.
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