Shakespeares First Reader

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Shakespeare S First Reader

Shakespeares First Reader
Author: Jason Scott-Warren
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812251458
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Richard Stonley has all but vanished from history, but to his contemporaries he would have been an enviable figure. A clerk of the Exchequer for more than four decades under Mary Tudor and Elizabeth I, he rose from obscure origins to a life of opulence; his job, a secure bureaucratic post with a guaranteed income, was the kind of which many men dreamed. Vast sums of money passed through his hands, some of which he used to engage in moneylending and land speculation. He also bought books, lots of them, amassing one of the largest libraries in early modern London. In 1597, all of this was brought to a halt when Stonley, aged around seventy-seven, was incarcerated in the Fleet Prison, convicted of embezzling the spectacular sum of £13,000 from the Exchequer. His property was sold off, and an inventory was made of his house on Aldersgate Street. This provides our most detailed guide to his lost library. By chance, we also have three handwritten volumes of accounts, in which he earlier itemized his spending on food, clothing, travel, and books. It is here that we learn that on June 12, 1593, he bought "the Venus & Adhonay per Shakspere"—the earliest known record of a purchase of Shakespeare's first publication. In Shakespeare's First Reader, Jason Scott-Warren sets Stonley's journals and inventories of goods alongside a wealth of archival evidence to put his life and library back together again. He shows how Stonley's books were integral to the material worlds he inhabited and the social networks he formed with communities of merchants, printers, recusants, and spies. Through a combination of book history and biography, Shakespeare's First Reader provides a compelling "bio-bibliography"—the story of how one early modern gentleman lived in and through his library.
Shakespeare's First Reader
Language: en
Pages: 344
Authors: Jason Scott-Warren
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-18 - Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Richard Stonley has all but vanished from history, but to his contemporaries he would have been an enviable figure. A clerk of the Exchequer for more than four decades under Mary Tudor and Elizabeth I, he rose from obscure origins to a life of opulence; his job, a secure bureaucratic
Shakespeare's Early Readers
Language: en
Pages: 266
Authors: Jean-Christophe Mayer
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-09-06 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This is the first dedicated account of the ways in which Shakespeare's texts were read in the two centuries after they were produced. A close examination of rare, often unpublished material offers a reconsideration of the role of readers in the history of Shakespeare's rise to fame.
First Readers of Shakespeare’s Sonnets, 1590-1790
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Faith D. Acker
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-24 - Publisher: Routledge
For more than four centuries, cultural preferences, literary values, critical contexts, and personal tastes have governed readers’ responses to Shakespeare’s sonnets. Early private readers often considered these poems in light of the religious, political, and humanist values by which they lived. Other seventeenth- and eighteenth- century readers, such as stationers
The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare's First Folio
Language: en
Pages: 228
Authors: Emma Smith
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-07-31 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press
An international team of scholars covers every aspect of one of the most famous books in the English language.
Shakespeare's First Texts
Language: en
Pages: 227
Authors: Neil Freeman
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema
(Applause Books). Designed for both general reader and the actor, Shakespeare's First Texts is about possibility and imagination. It shows the differences between the way the texts of Shakespeare's were first presented to the world, and the highly changed way they appear now.
Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Women
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Paul Sugarman
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-15 - Publisher:
Monologues from Shakespeare's First Folio for Women: The Tragedies Curated from the Applause three-volume series, Once More unto the Speech, Dear Friends, edited by Neil Freeman, these monologue from Shakespeare's works are given new life and purpose for today's readers and actors alike.
Shakespeare's First Folio
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Emma Smith
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-24 - Publisher: Oxford University Press
This is a biography of a book: the first collected edition of Shakespeare's plays printed in 1623 and known as the First Folio. It begins with the story of its first purchaser in London in December 1623, and goes on to explore the ways people have interacted with this iconic
Acting from Shakespeare's First Folio
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Don Weingust
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-09-27 - Publisher: Routledge
Acting from Shakespeare's First Folio examines a series of techniques for reading and performing Shakespeare's plays that are based on the texts of the first ‘complete’ volume of Shakespeare's works: the First Folio of 1623. Do extra syllables in a line suggest how it might be played? Can Folio commas
Starting Shakespeare
Language: en
Pages: 156
Authors: Michael Marland, Linda Marsh
Categories: English drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997 - Publisher: Longman Schools Division (a Pearson Education Company)
First encounters with Shakespeare's plays
Shakespeare: First Folio Edition
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: William Shakespeare
Categories: English drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 1903 - Publisher:
Books about Shakespeare: First Folio Edition