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Shakespeare's Literary "Intentions"
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0038  Friday, 15 January 2010

From:       Bob Grumman <
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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.

  -- Bob

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