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The Resource Hamlet after Q1 : an uncanny history of the Shakespearean text, Zachary Lesser

Hamlet after Q1 : an uncanny history of the Shakespearean text, Zachary Lesser

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Hamlet after Q1 : an uncanny history of the Shakespearean text
Title
Hamlet after Q1
Title remainder
an uncanny history of the Shakespearean text
Statement of responsibility
Zachary Lesser
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1823, Sir Henry Bunbury discovered a badly bound volume of twelve Shakespeare plays in a closet of his manor house. Nearly all of the plays were first editions, but one stood out as extraordinary: a previously unknown text of Hamlet that predated all other versions. Suddenly, the world had to grapple with a radically new{u2014}or rather, old{u2014}Hamlet in which the characters, plot, and poetry of Shakespeare's most famous play were profoundly and strangely transformed. Q1, as the text is known, has been declared a rough draft, a shorthand piracy, a memorial reconstruction, and a pre-Shakespearean "ur-Hamlet," among other things. Flickering between two historical moments{u2014}its publication in Shakespeare's early seventeenth century and its rediscovery in Bunbury's early nineteenth{u2014}Q1 is both the first and last Hamlet. Because this text became widely known only after the familiar version of the play had reached the pinnacle of English literature, its reception has entirely depended on this uncanny temporal oscillation; so too has its ongoing influence on twentieth- and twenty-first-century ideas of the play. Zachary Lesser examines how the improbable discovery of Q1 has forced readers to reconsider accepted truths about Shakespeare as an author and about the nature of Shakespeare's texts. In telling the story of this mysterious quarto and tracing the debates in newspapers, London theaters, and scholarly journals that followed its discovery, Lesser offers brilliant new insights on what we think we mean by Hamlet.--Provided by publisher
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Lesser, Zachary
Dewey number
822.3/3
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2807
LC item number
.L385 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Material texts
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  • Transmission of texts
  • Transmission of texts
  • Transmission of texts
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
Label
Hamlet after Q1 : an uncanny history of the Shakespearean text, Zachary Lesser
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
As originally written by Shakespeare: textual bibliography and textual biography -- Contrary matters: the power of the gloss and the history of an obscenity -- Enter the ghost in his night gowne: behind Gertrude's bed -- Conscience makes cowards: the disintegration and reintegration of Shakespeare -- Conclusion: Q1 in the library at Babel
Control code
883902976
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9780812246612
Lccn
2014025092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)883902976
Label
Hamlet after Q1 : an uncanny history of the Shakespearean text, Zachary Lesser
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
As originally written by Shakespeare: textual bibliography and textual biography -- Contrary matters: the power of the gloss and the history of an obscenity -- Enter the ghost in his night gowne: behind Gertrude's bed -- Conscience makes cowards: the disintegration and reintegration of Shakespeare -- Conclusion: Q1 in the library at Babel
Control code
883902976
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9780812246612
Lccn
2014025092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)883902976

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