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From Playhouse to Printing House: Drama and Authorship in Early Modern England Douglas A. Brooks

From Playhouse to Printing House: Drama and Authorship in Early Modern England

Douglas A. Brooks

Published December 14th 2006
ISBN : 9780521034869
Paperback
316 pages
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 About the Book 

This original study examines how Shakespeare and his contemporaries made the difficult transition from writing plays for the theater to publishing them as literary works. Douglas Brooks analyzes how and why certain plays found their way into printMoreThis original study examines how Shakespeare and his contemporaries made the difficult transition from writing plays for the theater to publishing them as literary works. Douglas Brooks analyzes how and why certain plays found their way into print while many others failed to do so and looks at the role played by the Renaissance book trade in shaping literary reputations. Incorporating many finely-observed typographical illustrations, this book focuses on plays by Shakespeare, Jonson, Webster, and Beaumont and Fletcher as well as reviewing the complicated publication history of Thomas Heywoods work.