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Shakespeare's errant texts : textual form and linguistic style in Shakespearean 'bad' quartos and co-authored plays / Lene B. Petersen.

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    9780521765220 (hbk.), 0521765226 (hbk.)

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    xx, 310 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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Bibliography, etc. note: Includes bibliographical references and index. Formatted contents note: Contents: Part I: Oral-memorial transmission and the formation of Shakespeare's text -- The Elizabethan dramatic industry and industrious Shakespeare -- The popular play and the popular ballad: evidence of 'quarto mechanics' in the multiple texts of Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet. Uk-SuSCL. Contents: Recomposing the author: some tools for positioning the role of the playwright in dramatic transmission -- Stylometry and textual multiplicity I: contextual stylistics and the case of Titus Andronicus -- Stylometry and textual multiplicity II: testing the grading between authorship and 'orality' in the scenes of Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet. Uk-SuSCL. Target audience: Specialized.