- Palgrave Shakespeare studies
- `Dressed in a little brief authority': authority before, during, and after Shakespeare's plays / Katie Halsey and Angus Vine. Part I. Defining and redefining authority. Shakespeare's authorities / Colin Burrow -- Inside the elephant's graveyard: revising Geoffrey Bullough's Narrative and Dramatic Sources of Shakespeare / John Drakakis -- Author and authority in the OED: Nashe vs. Shakespeare / Giles Goodland -- "The King's English" "our English"?: Shakespeare and linguistic ownership / Margaret Tudeau-Clayton -- Foundations of sovereign authority: the example of Shakespearean political drama / Eric Heinze.
Part II. Shakespearean Authority. 'A trim reckoning': accountability and authority in 1 and 2 Henry IV / Angus Vine -- The king's ring: a matter of trust / Joseph Sterrett -- 'Constant in any undertaking': writing the Lipsian state in Measure for Measure / Daniel Cadman -- Duty and authority: Malvolio, Stewardship and Montague's household book / Eleanor Lowe -- Poetic authority in Julius Caesar: the triumph of the poet-playwright-actor / Laetitia Sansonetti.
Part III. Shakespeare as authority. Authority of the actor in the eighteenth century / James Harriman-Smith -- Shakespeare, rule- breaking and artistic genius: the case of Sir John Soane / Andrew Rudd -- Whose gothic bard? Charles Robert Maturin and contestations of Shakespearean authority in British/Irish romantic culture / Benedicte Seynhaeve and Raphael Ingelbien -- Authority, instrumental reason and the fault lines of modern civilization in Peter Brook's cinematic rendering of Shakespeare's King Lear / Fred Ribkoff and Paul Tyndall -- Will power: visualising Shakespeare's authority in contemporary culture / Jane Partner.
- This book examines conceptions of authority for and in Shakespeare, and the construction of Shakespeare as literary and cultural authority. The first section, 'Defining and Redefining Authority', begins by re-defining the concept of Shakespeare's sources, suggesting that `authorities' and `resources' are more appropriate terms. Building on this conceptual framework, the remainder of this section explores linguistic and discursive authority more broadly. The second section, 'Shakespearean Authority', considers the construction, performance and questioning of authority in Shakespeare's plays. Essays here range from examinations of monarchical authority to discussions of household authority, literary authority and linguistic ownership. The final part, Shakespeare as Authority, then traces the increasing establishment of Shakespeare as an authority from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century in a series of essays that explore Shakespearean authority for editors, actors, critics, authors, readers and audiences. The volume concludes with two essays that reassess Shakespeare as an authority for visual culture - in the cinema and in contemporary art.
- 1137578521 hardback
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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