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Early Shakespeare, 1588-1594

Loughnane, Rory and Power, Andrew J., eds. (2020) Early Shakespeare, 1588-1594. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 324 pp. ISBN 978-1-108-86174-8. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:74077)

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Abstract

Early Shakespeare, 1588–1594 draws together leading scholars of text, performance, and theatre history to offer a rigorous re-appraisal of Shakespeare's early career. The contributors offer rich new critical insights into the theatrical and poetic context in which Shakespeare first wrote and his emergence as an author of note, while challenging traditional readings of his beginnings in the burgeoning theatre industry. Shakespeare's earliest works are treated on their own merit and in their own time without looking forward to Shakespeare's later achievements; contributors situate Shakespeare, in his twenties, in a very specific time, place, and cultural moment. The volume features essays about Shakespeare's early style, characterisation, and dramaturgy, together with analysis of his early co-authors, rivals, and influences (including Lyly, Spenser and Marlowe). This collection provides essential entry points to, and original readings of, the poet-dramatist's earliest extant writings and shines new light on his first activities as a professional author.

Item Type: Edited book
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English
Depositing User: Rory Loughnane
Date Deposited: 23 May 2019 09:34 UTC
Last Modified: 16 May 2020 22:55 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/74077 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Loughnane, Rory: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7172-4864
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