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The Resource The first quarto of King Richard III, edited by Peter Davison

The first quarto of King Richard III, edited by Peter Davison

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The first quarto of King Richard III
Title
The first quarto of King Richard III
Statement of responsibility
edited by Peter Davison
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Shakespeare's Richard III presents difficult textual problems. There are some 2,000 verbal differences between the text of the first quarto (1597) and the version in the First Folio (1623). Although the narrative of the two plays is virtually identical, each has lines which are not found in the other, parts of the play are arranged differently and the quarto deploys fewer characters." "In the past editors have based an analysis of the quarto text on its conjectural relationship with the Folio. In this edition Peter Davison examines every quarto reading to establish a presumption of originality. He proposes that Shakespeare's company, the Lord Chamberlain's Men, used a memorially reconstructed text of Richard III during a touring performance of the play, and that text provided the manuscript for the 1597 quarto. A lengthy introduction sets out the problem and the proposed solution. The text of the quarto is accompanied by a collation of variant readings and substantial textual notes." "An important element of this edition is the history of what happened to the text on tour. Using examples of touring practice of the past 400 years, the introduction shows how the actors' involvement helped to produce the text we have."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1564-1616
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Shakespeare, William
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR2750
LC item number
.B21 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1926-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Davison, Peter
Series statement
The new Cambridge Shakespeare
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Richard
  • Great Britain
Label
The first quarto of King Richard III, edited by Peter Davison
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
33101651
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 190 pages
Isbn
9780521418188
Lccn
95040628
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The first quarto of King Richard III, edited by Peter Davison
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
33101651
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 190 pages
Isbn
9780521418188
Lccn
95040628
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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