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By Grace Ioppolo

This ebook provides new facts in regards to the ways that English Renaissance dramatists akin to William Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, Thomas Heywood, John Fletcher and Thomas Middleton composed their performs and the measure to which they participated within the dissemination in their texts to theatrical audiences. Grace Ioppolo argues that the trail of the transmission of the textual content used to be now not linear, from writer to censor to playhouse to viewers - as has been universally argued by way of students - yet round.

Extant dramatic manuscripts, theatre files and money owed, in addition to authorial contracts, memoirs, receipts and different archival facts, are used to end up that the textual content lower back to the writer at quite a few levels, together with in the course of practice session and after functionality. This monograph presents a lot new details and case reviews, and is an interesting contribution to the fields of Shakespeare experiences, English Renaissance drama stories, manuscript experiences, textual examine and bibliography and theatre history.

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