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Stolne and surreptitious copies a comparative study of Shakespeare"s bad quartos by Hart, Alfred

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Published by Norwood Editions in Norwood, Pa .
Written in English


  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Criticism, Textual.,
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Bibliography -- Quartos.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Alfred Hart.
LC ClassificationsPR3071 .H43 1978
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 478 p. ;
Number of Pages478
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4721057M
ISBN 100848243595
LC Control Number78008118

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc History bibliografi: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Hart, Alfred, Stolne and surreptitious copies. Get this from a library! Stolne and surreptitious copies; a comparative study of Shakespeare's bad quartos,. [Alfred Hart]. In urging readers to "buy" this book, Heminge and Condell argue that even if readers own earlier copies of Shakespeare plays, they should buy this book anyway because it has more accurate texts: "Where before you were abus'd with diuerse stolne, and surreptitious copies, maimed, and deformed by the frauds and stealthes of iniurious imposters. Hart, Alfred, "Stolne and Surreptitious Copies: A Comparative Study of Shakespeare's Bad Quartos," Melbourne Univ. Press, (reprinted Folcroft Library Editions, ). Kirschbaum, Leo. "A Census of Bad Quartos." Review of English Studies (January ), pp. 20–

With the phrase "stolne, and surreptitious copies" Heminge and Condell were referring to a small group of unauthorized publications, such as the spurious First Quartos of Romeo and Juliet () and Hamlet (), for which Shakespeare's theater company released authorized texts in and , respectively. you were abus’d with diuerse stolne, and surreptitious copies, maimed, and deformed by the frauds and stealthes of iniurious imposters, that expos’d them: euen those, are now offer’d to your view cur’d, and perfect of their limbes; and all the rest, absolute in their numbers, as . Erne's book, which draws together the recent isolated conclusions of a number of scholars, builds on their foundations a more radical thesis, and makes it difficult to see how so many of us could have been taken in for so long by the unlikely image of a jobbing playwright.' Appendix B - Heminge and Condell’s “Stolne, and surreptitious. In this study, Lukas Erne argues that Shakespeare, apart from being a playwright who wrote theatrical texts for the stage, was also a literary dramatist who produced reading texts for the page. The usual distinction that has been set up between Ben Jonson on the one hand, carefully preparing his manuscripts for publication, and Shakespeare the man of the theatre, writing for his actors 4/5(2).

Appears in books from Page - Masques et Bouffons (comédie italienne), texte et dessins par Maurice Sand, gravures par A. Manceau, préface par George Sand. Appears in 50 books .   Theatricality, literariness, and the texts of Romeo and Juliet, Henry V, and Hamlet; Appendix A: the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries in print, ; Appendix B: Heminge and Condell's 'Stolne, and surreptitious copies' and the Pavier quartos; Appendix C: Shakespeare and the circulation of dramatic manuscripts. show more. The book we call the "First Folio" is not by Shakespeare. Published in stolne, and surreptitious copies, maimed, and deformed by the frauds and stealthes The defaced copies of the author's works, with which the public had been "abus'd" have now been "cur'd"; in the folio volume they are presented as whole and "perfect". Those writings. In Henry Condell, an actor in Shakespeare's company, the King's Men, and John Heminges, another actor in Shakespeare's company, prepared the first folio edition of Shakespeare's plays for publication. Their preface to the work is notable for many reasons: first, just because it is the preface to one of the world's most famous books, but also because of its clear exhortation to readers to.