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Re: History of Early English Drama
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0977  Friday, 9 October 1998.

[1]     From:   W. L. Godshalk <
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        Date:   Thursday, 08 Oct 1998 16:49:25 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0972 New History of Early English Drama

[2]     From:   Melissa D. Aaron <
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        Date:   Thursday, 8 Oct 1998 17:23:01 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0972  Q: New History of Early English Drama

[3]     From:   Diana Sweeney <
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        Date:   Friday, 9 Oct 1998 09:44:57
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0972  Q: New History of Early English Drama


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From:           W. L. Godshalk <
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Date:           Thursday, 08 Oct 1998 16:49:25 -0400
Subject: 9.0972 New History of Early English Drama
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0972 New History of Early English Drama

>I wonder what the members of this list have to say about _The New
>History of Early English Drama_ that came out from Columbia last year.
>Would you use it / have you used it?  How?  Which aspects of it do you
>find most/least helpful?

writes Chris Fassler.  I too have not read all the essays, but I found
Peter Blayney's "The Publication of Playbooks" informative and
controversial. He looks at publication from the (hypothetical) point of
view of a late 16th/early 17th publisher.  I also liked Rasmussen on
"Revision" and Werstine on "Plays in Manuscript."  (As you can see, I
started reading at the rear of the book.) These are not essays for
undergraduates at a third tier university (i.e., the University of
Cincinnati)!

Yours, Bill Godshalk

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From:           Melissa D. Aaron <
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Date:           Thursday, 8 Oct 1998 17:23:01 -0400
Subject: 9.0972  Q: New History of Early English Drama
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0972  Q: New History of Early English Drama

>I wonder what the members of this list have to say about _The New
>History of Early English Drama_ that came out from Columbia last year.
>Would you use it / have you used it?  How?  Which aspects of it do you
>find most/least helpful?

There are some extremely useful essays in it:  two of my
favorites-probably because they're connected to my research-are Jean
MacIntyre's "Cloathes worth All the Rest," on costuming, and Kathleen E
.  McLuskie and Felicity Dunsworth's on Patronage and the Economics of
Theater, but I've found the collection in general to be impressive.  I
have to be extremely selective about which books I purchase, for
economic reasons that I'm sure anyone can understand, but I'm quite glad
I bought this.

Melissa D. Aaron
University of Michigan

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From:           Diana Sweeney <
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Date:           Friday, 9 Oct 1998 09:44:57 EDT
Subject: 9.0972  Q: New History of Early English Drama
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0972  Q: New History of Early English Drama

As both student and teacher, I have found the New History of Eary
English Drama (ed: Cox and Kastan) to be an invaluable resource.  By the
way, the book won the ATHE award last year for best book.

Diana Sweeney
 

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