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The Resource Owning William Shakespeare : The King's Men and their intellectual property, James J. Marino

Owning William Shakespeare : The King's Men and their intellectual property, James J. Marino

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Owning William Shakespeare : The King's Men and their intellectual property
Title
Owning William Shakespeare
Title remainder
The King's Men and their intellectual property
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James J. Marino
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Language
eng
Summary
"Owning William Shakespeare tells the story of early modern drama as intellectual property. It does so with energy, urgency, passion, and originality: it points out details about book history and publication that have never been articulated before, redefining the field in important ways."--Tiffany Stern, University College, Oxford Copyright is by no means the only device for asserting ownership of a work. Some writers, including playwrights in the early modern period, did not even view print copyright as the most important of their authorial rights. A rich vein of recent scholarship has examined the interaction between royal monopolies, which have been identified with later notions of intrinsic authorial ownership, and the internal copy registration practices of the English book trades. Yet this dialogue was but one part of a still more complicated conversation in early modern England, James J. Marino argues: other customs and other sets of professional demands were at least as important, most strikingly in the exercise of the performance rights of plays. In Owning William Shakespeare Marino explores the actors' system of intellectual property as something fundamentally different from the property regimes exercised by the London printers or the royal monopolists. Focusing on Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, King Lear, and other works, he demonstrates how Shakespeare's acting company asserted ownership of its plays through intense rewriting combined with progressively insistent attribution to Shakespeare. The familiar versions of these plays were created through ongoing revision in the theater, a process that did not necessarily begin with Shakespeare's original manuscript or end when he died. An ascription by the company of any play to Shakespeare did not imply that it was following a fixed, authorial text; rather, Marino writes, it indicates an attempt to maintain exclusive control over a set of open-ended, theatrically revised scripts. Combining theater history, textual studies, and literary theory, Owning William Shakespeare rethinks both the way Shakespeare's plays were created and the way they came to be known as his. It overturns a century of scholarship aimed at re-creating the playwright's lost manuscripts, focusing instead on the way the plays continued to live and grow onstage. --Book Jacket
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Marino, James J
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3095
LC item number
.M37 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
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  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • King's Men (Theater company)
  • Chamberlain's Men (Theater company)
  • King's Men
  • Intellectual property
  • Intellectual property
  • Transmission of texts
  • Transmission of texts
  • Repertory theater
  • Repertory theater
  • Theatrical companies
  • Theatrical companies
  • Geistiges Eigentum
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Owning William Shakespeare : The King's Men and their intellectual property, James J. Marino
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [179]-193) and index
Contents
Introduction -- Secondhand repertory : the fall and rise of Master W. Shakespeare -- Sixty years of Shrews -- Hamlet, part by part -- William Shakespeare's Sir John Oldcastle and the Globe's William Shakespeare -- Restorations and glorious revolutions
Control code
606785119
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
204 p.
Isbn
9780812242966
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010028881
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)606785119
Label
Owning William Shakespeare : The King's Men and their intellectual property, James J. Marino
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [179]-193) and index
Contents
Introduction -- Secondhand repertory : the fall and rise of Master W. Shakespeare -- Sixty years of Shrews -- Hamlet, part by part -- William Shakespeare's Sir John Oldcastle and the Globe's William Shakespeare -- Restorations and glorious revolutions
Control code
606785119
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
204 p.
Isbn
9780812242966
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010028881
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)606785119

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