Diplomatic immunity on the early modern stage: verbatim repetition of documents

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dc.contributor.author Egan, Gabriel en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-18T10:58:00Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-18T10:58:00Z
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier.citation Egan, G. (2001) Diplomatic immunity on the early modern stage: verbatim repetition of documents. Paper presented at: the International Conference 'Scaena: Shakespeare and His Contemporaries in Performance' at University of Cambridge, 9-11 August 2001 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/6192
dc.description.abstract Near the end of a ground-breaking study of the notion of authenticity in relation to the Shakespearian text, Margreta de Grazia observed a textual phenomenon which is disturbing for us, but apparently was not for the early moderns. Edmond Malone's 1790 edition of The Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare marked a sudden shift in Shakespeare studies in which a new rigorous objectivity, based on factual records, was required, and by reference to the earliest available printings Malone attempted to reproduce Shakespeare with as little interference as possible, ideally 'verbatim'. But Malone noticed that Shakespeare did not share his concern with verbatim reproduction: in a play the same paper can be read by two different people using different words. Specifically, De Grazia cited 2 Henry 6 in which the articles of peace are twice read aloud with differences in wording. Malone put this down to carelessness on Shakespeare's part, but De Grazia sought an explanation using Michel Foucault's notion of the 'author function' ... en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Diplomatic immunity on the early modern stage: verbatim repetition of documents en
dc.type Other en
dc.researchgroup English Research Group en


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