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The Resource The one King Lear, Sir Brian Vickers

The one King Lear, Sir Brian Vickers

Label
The one King Lear
Title
The one King Lear
Statement of responsibility
Sir Brian Vickers
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For over two hundred years editors were united in their decision to bring together the King Lear texts of the Quarto (1608) and the First Folio (1623) to produce a single text that was the basis for all modern productions and interpretations. In the 1980s a group of influential scholars argued that the two texts represent distinct stages in the life of King Lear, as Shakespeare revised his play in the light of theatrical performance. In The One King Lear, Sir Brian Vickers challenges this widely accepted theory, arguing that the cuts in the Quarto text, which are too insignificant to have been made to shorten the play, were in fact carried out by the printer because he had underestimated the amount of paper he would need. As for the Folio, the cuts removed passages of a reflective or descriptive nature and were probably made by the theatre company to speed up the action. At stake in this textual argument is the way Shakespeare's play is read and performed
Cataloging source
MH/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vickers, Brian
Dewey number
822.3/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2819
LC item number
.V53 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Okes, Nicholas
  • Transmission of texts
Label
The one King Lear, Sir Brian Vickers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
King Lear at the printer's -- Adjusting text space to print space in the Shakespeare folio and quartos -- Nicholas Okes compresses the play -- Nicholas Okes abridges it -- One play, one manuscript, two printed books -- The Folio editors regularize Shakespeare -- The King's Men abridge a tragedy -- The "two versions" revisited -- Conclusion : towards a new consensus
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
387 pages
Isbn
9780674504844
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2015038987
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40025877624
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn926061429
  • (OCoLC)926061429
Label
The one King Lear, Sir Brian Vickers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
King Lear at the printer's -- Adjusting text space to print space in the Shakespeare folio and quartos -- Nicholas Okes compresses the play -- Nicholas Okes abridges it -- One play, one manuscript, two printed books -- The Folio editors regularize Shakespeare -- The King's Men abridge a tragedy -- The "two versions" revisited -- Conclusion : towards a new consensus
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
387 pages
Isbn
9780674504844
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2015038987
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40025877624
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn926061429
  • (OCoLC)926061429

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