Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida

Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida

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Theater history and bibliography exist on the fringes of dramatic criticism, rarely influencing studies outside their fields, and even less often combined with each other. There is, however, much to be gained from a dialogue between theatrical choices and textual problems. There are nearly five hundred substantive differences between the 1609 Quarto and 1623 Folio versions of Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, and many more instances where editors rewrote the dialogue and stage directions. This book studies a selection of variants and emendations in Troilus and Cressida with extensive reference to the theater history of the passages, showing how production decisions can provide a valuable commentary on editorial questions.... aquot;a#39;Foul Papersa#39; and a#39;Prompt-booksa#39;: Printera#39;s Copy for Shakespearea#39;s Comedy of Errors, aquot; Studies in Bibliography 41 (1988): 232-46. ... Shakespeareaquot; in her book The Trick of Singularity: aquot;Twelfth Nightaquot; and the Performance Editions (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1996). ... See the essays collected in Textual and Theatrical Shakespeare: Questions of Evidence, edited by Edward Pechter (Iowa City:anbsp;...

Title:Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida
Author:Roger Apfelbaum
Publisher:University of Delaware Press - 2004


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