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Lewis Theobald and the editing of Shakespeare

Author: Peter Seary
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since his death in 1744, Theobald's tarnished reputation as a scholar and critic has been determined chiefly by Pope's Dunciad Variorum (1729) and by Johnson's Preface to Shakespeare (1765). Placing Pope and Johnson's hostile views in their social and intellectual context, Seary reassesses Theobald's aims and achievements from the perspective of twentieth-century textual interpretation, examining closely his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Seary, Peter.
Lewis Theobald and the editing of Shakespeare.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1990
(OCoLC)551496752
Online version:
Seary, Peter.
Lewis Theobald and the editing of Shakespeare.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1990
(OCoLC)610015221
Named Person: William Shakespeare; Theobald, Mr.; William Shakespeare; Theobald, Mr.; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; Theobald, Mr.; Lewis Theobald
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Seary
ISBN: 0198129653 9780198129653
OCLC Number: 20418564
Description: xvi, 248 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : Theobald and the Johnsonian shadow --
Theobald before The Dunciad (1729) --
The critical approach to Shakespeare --
Pope and scholarship : the Edition of Shakespear (1725) --
Theobald's review of Pope : Shakespeare restored (1726) --
The hero of The Dunciad --
Theobald's correspondence with Warburton --
Theobald's Edition : establishment of the text and principles of emendation --
Theobald's Edition : elucidation of the text --
Epilogue : Theobald's last years and reputation --
Appendices --
A. Special hands in the eighteenth century --
B. The agreement between Theobald and Tonson for publishing Shakespeare --
C. Sale of the copyright of Double Falsehood --
D. Warburton's claims concerning Theobald's Preface and Notes --
E. Theobald's Shakespearean collection --
Index.
Responsibility: Peter Seary.
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Since his death in 1744, Theobald's reputation as a scholar and critic has been judged in terms of the hostile views of Pope and Johnson. This study assesses his work from a 20th-century perspective,  Read more...

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"Essential reading for all Shakespeare experts."--Bibliotheque d'Humanisme et Renaissance

 
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