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Shakespeare Verbatim: The Reproduction of Authenticity and the 1790 Apparatus

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This book challenges traditional Shakespeare studies by displaying the emergence of its textual imperatives in the late 18th century. The book's examination of earlier treatments demonstrates that concepts now basic to Shakespeare, indeed to literature in general, were once largely irrelevant. Only with Edmond Malone's 1790 Shakespeare edition do such criteria as authentic ...more
Hardcover, 264 pages
Published March 1st 1991 by OUP Oxford
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I was given this book to read only because the author is very close to a former boss of mine. It's truly fantastic, my favorite book on Shakespeare yet.

I'm not savvy enough to know exactly what De Grazia seeks to fully accomplish but it seems to me she does a great job uncluttering the clutter of criticism that has imposed itself on Shakespeare.

She reads the words of the plays better than anyone I have ever encountered, and this leads to continual, terrific insights along the way. She even read
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Margreta de Grazia received her PhD in English from Princeton with a specialization in Renaissance literature. Her first book Shakespeare Verbatim (Oxford, 1991) traces the emergence of Shakespeare as a modern author from late eighteenth-century editorial imperatives. Her second book, Hamlet without Hamlet (Cambridge, 2007), awarded both the Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Book Prize and the Elizabeth Die ...more
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