Rethinking Theatrical Documents in Shakespeare's England

Tiffany Stern (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportBook


This collection brings together major scholars to introduce, analyze and theorize the rich variety of entangled documents produced in the playhouse before, during and after performance. With sections on the documents from which a play was constructed and learned, including sources, plots, drafts and casting lists, repertory lists, actors' parts; the documents from which a play was performed (including prologues and epilogues, staged titleboards, staged books); the documents into which a play resolved after performance (including passages in miscellanies and commonplace books, and ballads); and the documents that survive when a play itself does not, it presents a major intervention in the stage-page field and the critical, editorial, historical and material fields that depend on it. Providing new material and new ways of thinking about that material, it informs and complicates ideas about play-construction, performance, revision, and reception, redefining the relationship between play, text and performance.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherBloomsbury Arden Shakespeare
Number of pages256
ISBN (Print)9781350051362
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2019


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