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Shakespeare Reshaped, 1606-1623

Gary Taylor and John Jowett

Abstract

This book explores the ways in which Shakespeare's texts were reshaped in his lifetime and up till the publication of the First Folio, and the kinds of outside interference to which they were subjected. As well as the powers of censorship of the Master of the Revels, in this period these included moves to expurgate profanity; major changes in theatrical conventions, notably the imposition of act divisions; and the late introduction of material by other hands. Political censorship of individual plays has already been studied in some depth: this book concentrates on the forms of interference — e ... More

Keywords: Shakespeare's texts, reshaped, interference, censorship, Measure for Measure

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780198122562
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122562.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gary Taylor, author
Brandeis University, Massachusetts

John Jowett, author
University of Glasgow