Pericles: Third Series

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Cengage Learning EMEA, 2004 - Drama - 456 pages
Suzanne Gossett offers a full and critical performance history, with an introduction showing how the play's performance history has paralled the criticism. It then gives an interpretation of this two-generation romance, with its successive male and female central characters, based on a reading 'through the family', and influenced by the feminist and new historicist criticism of the last two decades.The edition integrates cumulative research on Shakespeare's collaborative authorship and the transmission of the text without rewriting the play or ignoring years of emendations.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
the popularity of Pericles
2
text and printing history
10
Proposed explanations for Q
15
Early reprints
30
editing Pericles
38
Editing and interpretation
43
the creation of Pericles
54
reading Pericles geographically
126
reading Pericles through the family
133
Pericles and the gift
146
imperatives for a conclusion
151
Collaboration one last time
161
PERICLES PRINCE OF TYRE
165
Longer notes
407
Appendix on casting
413

evidence for collaboration
62
sources of Pericles
70
the theatrical context
76
Gower and the structure of Pericles
81
production history
86
Interpretation and critical history
106
reading Pericles ideologically
112
reading Pericles politically
121
Doubling chart
416
Abbreviations and references
421
Works by and partly by Shakespeare
422
Editions of Shakespeare collated
423
Other works cited
425
Modern productions cited
440
Index
443
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