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Theatre of the Book 1480–1880Print, Text, and Performance in Europe$
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Julie Stone Peters

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199262168

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262168.001.0001

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Who Owns the Play? Pirate, Plagiarist, Imitator, Thief

Who Owns the Play? Pirate, Plagiarist, Imitator, Thief

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(p.219) 11. Who Owns the Play? Pirate, Plagiarist, Imitator, Thief
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Theatre of the Book 1480–1880
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Julie Stone Peters

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262168.003.0013

This chapter explores the repudiation of imitation, the identification of piracy and plagiarism as thievery, and the distinction of poetic ‘original’ from copy — crucial to the conceptualization of playtext as authorial property, by nature owned by the author-creator.

Keywords:   imitation, plagiarism, piracy, playtext

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