Newark : London : University of Delaware Press ; Associated University Presses, 1996.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Criticism and interpretation.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Henry VIII.
English drama Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 History and criticism
English drama 17th century History and criticism
Literary criticism and cultural theory
Theater England History 16th century
Theater England History 17th century
Elizabethan Theater is a collection of essays offered in celebration of the long career of Samuel Schoenbaum. Throughout his career as biographer, bibliographer, historian, critic, and editor of scholarly journals, he has greatly enriched our appreciation of Shakespeare and his fellows. These essays celebrate the many ways in which he has enhanced our understanding through his skill in balancing historical contexts with a recognition and respect for the importance of individual authorship. Distinguished scholars from many countries, representing many points of view, have chosen to honor Schoenbaum by contributing essays that explore the four overlapping areas with which his own research has mainly been concerned: biographical scholarship, the concept of authorship, the hand of the author perceived within the play, and the multiple historical contexts that helped to determine how Elizabethan plays were written and received. The eighteen essays in this volume range in topic from archival investigations of the lives of Elizabethan actors and entrepreneurs to the role of Shakespeare as collaborator to reinterpretations of the contemporary meanings of his plays., Contents: Shakespeare's Lives: 1991-1994 / Stanley Wells -- Yeomen, Citizens, Gentlemen, and Players: The Burbages and Their Connections / Mary Edmond -- Jonson and Reflection / Brian Gibbons -- The Birth of the Author / Richard Dutton -- Constructing the Author / Barbara A. Mowat -- Jonson and the Tother Youth / Ian Donaldson -- The Presence of the Playwright, 1580-1640 / Alexander Leggatt -- "All is True": Negotiating the Past in Henry VIII / Annabel Patterson -- Is There a Shakespeare after the New New Bibliography? / Meredith Skura -- Two Distincts, Division None: Shakespeare and Fletcher's The Two Noble Kinsmen of 1613 / Philip J. Finkelpearl -- "The Norwegians Are Coming!" Shakespearean Misleadings / Susan Snyder -- Remembering and Forgetting in Shakespeare / Jonas Barish -- Two Versions of Romeo and Juliet 2.6 and Merry Wives of Windsor 5.5.215-45: An Invitation to the Pleasures of Textual/Sexual Di(Per)versity / Steven Urkowitz., Bibliography, etc. note: Includes bibliographical references and index.