Owning William Shakespeare

This book explores actors' systems of intellectual property in early modern England. Focusing on Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, King Lear, and other plays, James Marino demonstrates how Shakespeare's company asserted ownership of its plays through intense ongoing revision and through insistent attribution to Shakespeare.

Owning William Shakespeare
The King's Men and Their Intellectual Property

James J. Marino

2011 | 216 pages | Cloth $49.95 | Paper $29.95
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Secondhand Repertory: The Fall and Rise of Master W. Shakespeare
Chapter 2. Sixty Years of Shrews
Chapter 3. Hamlet, Part by Part
Chapter 4. William Shakespeare's Sir John Oldcastle and the Globe's William Shakespeare
Chapter 5. Restorations and Glorious Revolutions

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