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Shakespeare's Literary Authorship

Patrick Cheney

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ISBN 10: 1107404592 / ISBN 13: 9781107404595
Published by Cambridge University Press
Condition: VERY GOOD Soft cover
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Title: Shakespeare's Literary Authorship

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:VERY GOOD

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Re-situating Shakespeare as an early modern professional, in this book Patrick Cheney views him not simply as a man of the theatre, but also as an author with a literary career. Rather than present himself as a national or laureate poet, as Spenser does, Shakespeare conceals his authorship through dramaturgy, rendering his artistic techniques and literary ambitions opaque. Accordingly, recent scholars have attended more to his innovative theatricality or his indifference to textuality than to his contribution to modern English authorship. By tracking Shakespeare's 'counter-laureate authorship', Cheney builds upon his previous study on Shakespeare and literary authorship, and demonstrates the presence throughout the plays of sustained intertextual fictions about the twin media of printed poetry and theatrical performance. In challenging Spenser as England's National Poet, Shakespeare reinvents English authorship as a key part of his legacy.

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Analysing Shakespeare's full professional career, his poetry and plays, within a nationalist setting, Cheney views him not simply as a man of the theatre but also as an author with a literary career. This book includes a detailed discussion of Shakespeare's literary relations with his contemporary authors Spenser and Marlowe.

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