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Subject: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 > Authorship.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 > Criticism and interpretation.
English drama > Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 > History and criticism.
English drama > 17th century > History and criticism.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780226445731
  • ISBN: 0226445739
  • ISBN: 9780226445717
  • ISBN: 0226445712
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 238 pages)
  • Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-227) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Our Humble Author; 2. The Author Staged; 3. The Author Sacrificed; 4. The Author Revived; Epilogue; Notes; Works Cited; Index.
Summary: Three decades of controversy in Shakespeare studies can be summed up in a single question: Was Shakespeare one of a kind? On one side of the debate are the Shakespeare lovers, the bardolatrists, who insist on Shakespeare's timeless preeminence as an author. On the other side are the theater historians who view modern claims of Shakespeare's uniqueness as a distortion of his real professional life. For these scholars, the bardolatrous emphasis on "Shakespeare only" blinds us to the inescapably social nature of Renaissance drama. Jeffrey Knapp shows how these seemingly antithetical perspectives.
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