Shakespeare's Literary "Intentions"
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0038 Friday, 15 January 2010
From: Bob Grumman <
Date: Friday, 15 Jan 2010 06:48:06 -0500
Subject: 21.0032 Shakespeare's Literary "Intentions"
Comment: Re: SHK 21.0032 Shakespeare's Literary "Intentions"
>Since Steve Roth hasn't defended the following statement, shall we attack
>it a little further?
>(As Erne points out, prior to 1603, every one of
>his plays that was not somehow constrained -- by a competing/preceding
>stationer's registration or the like -- was in fact published, generally
>within a year or two of staging.)
Anything Erne points out should be attacked.
>In what way were the following plays "constrained" -- and what is
special about 1603 anyway?
James took the throne, and Shakespeare's company took a step up in
prestige and -- probably -- power, the latter, one would think, allowing
it better to protect its plays.
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