Sick in bed and taking a break from blogging about marginalia, idly browsing academic websites and blogs (as one does, sick in bed and in need of entertainment), I have found myself returning to a question I mulled over with a couple of colleagues a few years ago, and which we couldn’t answer then any [...]
Some readers, as I had mentioned in the previous post in this series, approached plays in thoroughly un-theatrical ways. In a sense, many of the marks and annotations I described in Part I also speak to a non-dramatic reception: underlinings, marginal crosses, asterisks, and other pointers, and even lines copied out in the [...]
As promised in Part I of this series, here are a few examples of printed plays that have been annotated in a way that suggests the reader had performance of one kind or another in mind. (As before, all images courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC.)
First off, a curio. In this [...]
Here’s the first in a series of posts on a long-term research project I’m working on. The project as a whole asks what a printed play was in early modern England — why anyone would have thought turning performance scripts into books was a good idea in the first place, how those books evolved over [...]
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