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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

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

Julie Stone Peters

Oxford University Press

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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