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Department
English
Course
ENG 204
Professor
Alison Muri
Semester
Winter

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- John cases title page to Sphaera civitatis 1588 o Placed in an interesting position, the justice piece The “invention” of the Author 1: William Shakespeare - What is an “Author”? - What is a “Text”? - What has it got to do with “the Book”?  He represents a timeless quality  He is the face of English literature  He helped stabilize the modern language of English  Window for office for the Arts, Harvard  People tend to automatically recognize the image of Shakespeare  The image comes from the first folio of his plays o Folio  More expensive  Higher quality  He is a cultural icon o We can imagine Shakespeare himself as a text  Shakespeare and the book – David Scott Kastan o Shakespeare is leaning on a pile of book What we will talk about 1. Shakespeare as a culture icon 2. Shakespeare’s books as cultural icons 3. Shakespeare’s texts as artifacts 1. - Sir John Suckling, by Van Dyck – 1641 o Holding Shakespeare’s folio o Pointing out his learningness, his intellect o Book is for entertainment as well now, not biblical or historic o Shakespeare’s book that were in quarto were the popular books  The fact that Van Dyck is holding a folio shows his economic stats, he can afford a folio book  He is obviously wealth and well read Problems with text and author Hamlet’s soliloquy Riverside edition: O that this too too sallied flesh would melt, Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew! Complete pelican shakespear O that this too too solid flesh would melt, Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew! - The meaning changes when the words change o Riverside: unclean flesh o Complete: solid flesh - Establishing what the correct text is impossible Hamlet (4:7:54-56) It warms the very sickness in my heart That I shall live and tell him to his teeth, “Thus didst thou” “thus duddest thou” “Thus diest thou” - we have no way of checking - no manuscripts or anything to compare - all products were vulnerable to error - spelling and punctuation where not consistent - plays were meant to be seen in play house, performed on the stage - theater is a collaborative art o lines may be altered o lines might be misremembered or altered in delivery o sometimes on stage versions were copied into texts later on o sometimes prompters added or cut lines, t
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