From Performance to Print in Shakespeare’s England

  • Peter Holland
  • Stephen Orgel

Part of the Redefining British Theatre History book series (RBTH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction: Printing Performance

    1. Peter Holland
      Pages 1-10
  3. Performing the Book

  4. Editing and Performance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. A. R. Braunmuller
      Pages 135-151
  5. Living Theatre

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Anston Bosman
      Pages 191-207
    3. Richard Preiss
      Pages 208-227
  6. Shakespeare Reconstructed

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Grazia de Margreta
      Pages 231-242
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 261-267

About this book


What can the printed texts of plays from Shakespeare's time say about performance? How have printed plays been read and interpreted? This collection of essays considers the evidence of early modern printed plays and their histories of production and reception, examining a wide variety of cases, from early performance to the psychology of Hamlet.


England essay Hamlet history of theatre rhetoric theatre William Shakespeare

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Holland
    • 1
  • Stephen Orgel
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Film, Television and TheatreUniversity of Notre DameUSA
  2. 2.HumanitiesStanfordUSA

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