Licensing, Censorship, and Authorship in Early Modern England: Buggeswords

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Palgrave, 2000 - Drama - 218 pages
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This work examines in detail both how the practice of censorship shaped writing in the Shakespearean period, and how our sense of that censorship continues to shape modern understandings of what was written. Separate chapters trace the development of licensing in the theatre, and the response of the actors and dramatists to it. There are detailed examinations of how censorship affects our reading of four major playwrights: Marlowe, Shakespeare, Jonson and Middleton, and of how the control of printed books compared with that of the stage.

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RICHARD DUTTON is Professor of English at Lancaster University where he organised the first international Lancastrian Shakespeare conference (1999). He is general editor of Macmillan's Literary Lives series, in which his own William Shakespeare: A Literary Life appeared. His previous books include Ben Jonson: to the First Folio, Mastering the Revels: the Regulation and Censorship of English Renaissance Drama and Ben Jonson: Authority: Criticism.

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