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Palgrave Shakespeare Studies

Error in Shakespeare

Shakespeare in Error

Authors: Leonard, Alice

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  • Contains a foreword by Professor Adam Smyth (University of Oxford)
  • Introduces a historicised, literary sense of error which can be productive
  • Argues that we need to address error to interpret Shakespeare’s disputed material text, political-dramatic interventions, and famous literariness
  • Discusses the consequences of ignoring error that are especially significant in the study of Shakespeare
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The traditional view of Shakespeare’s mastery of the English language is alive and well today. This is an effect of the eighteenth-century canonisation of his works, and subsequently Shakespeare has come to be perceived as the owner of the vernacular. These entrenched attitudes prevent us from seeing the actual substance of the text, and the various types of error that it contains and even constitute it. This book argues that we need to attend to error to interpret Shakespeare’s disputed material text, political-dramatic interventions and famous literariness. The consequences of ignoring error are especially significant in the study of Shakespeare, as he mobilises the rebellious, marginal, and digressive potential of error in the creation of literary drama. 


About the authors

Dr Alice Leonard is a Marie-Curie Co-Fund Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick (UK). She has published on the opportunities for digital humanities and textual criticism in revising Shakespeare; on the female audience and Hamlet; and on European linguistic and cultural inclusion in early modern drama. She is Co-editor on the Notebooks volume of The Complete Works of Thomas Browne (OUP). Her new project investigates error in the seventeenth century history of science. 




     

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“James Joyce’s character, Stephen Dedalus, speaking of Shakespeare in Ulysses, says, ‘A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals to discovery.’ This stands as the epigraph to Error in Shakespeare: Shakespeare in Error, which examines the productiveness of error in Shakespearean drama. Alice Leonard places an ambitious new frame around Shakespeare as exemplary cultural icon, and her deft, quick-witted readings demonstrate a useful new way to approach early modern literature. One of the virtues of the work is that it provokes the reader into further thought about what at first sight seems like a straightforward concept. Her work is accomplished with real insight and intellectual vigour, and is essential reading for experts and students of early modern drama.” (Professor Derek Attridge, Professor of English Literature at the University of York, UK)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Error in Shakespeare
Book Subtitle
Shakespeare in Error
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Shakespeare Studies
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-35180-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-35180-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-35179-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 197
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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