Reading Shakespeare’s Poems in Early Modern England

  • Sasha Roberts

Part of the Early Modern Literature in History book series (EMLH)

About this book


This is the first comprehensive study of early modern texts, readings, and readers of Shakespeare's poems in print and manuscript, Reading Shakespeare's Poems in Early Modern England makes a compelling contribution both to Shakespeare studies and the history of the book. Examining gendered readerships and the use of erotic works, reading practises and manuscript culture, textual forms and transmission, literary taste and the canonisation of Shakespeare, this book argues that historicist criticism can no longer ignore histories of reading.


England English literature poem William Shakespeare

Authors and affiliations

  • Sasha Roberts
    • 1
  1. 1.University of KentCanterburyUK

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