A Concise Companion to Shakespeare and the Text (Concise Companions to Literature and Culture)
by Andrew Murphy (Editor)
Among the very first English secular texts to be edited, the long history of adapting Shakespearersquo;s works has positioned them as a catalyst for theories of editing and textuality. A Concise Companion to Shakespeare and the Text introduces the manuscripts, editing practices, and publishing history of Shakespearersquo;s plays, and examines their influence on bibliographic studies as a whole. Written by leading scholars in the field, this comprehensive text examines the history of Shakespearersquo;s works in their subsequent editions, as well as the theories and practicalities of working with the texts. The first single-volume book to provide an accessible and authoritative introduction to Shakespearean bibliographic studies, this succinct text is an excellent resource for both students and faculty.