Description - The Authorship of Shakespeare's Plays by Jonathan Hope
This book introduces a method for determining the authorship of Renaissance plays. Based on the rapid rate of change in English grammar in the late sixteenth- and early-seventeenth centuries, socio-historical linguistic evidence allows us to distinguish the hands of Renaissance playwrights within play texts. The present study focuses on Shakespeare: his collaborations with Fletcher and Middleton; and the apocryphal plays. Among the plays examined are Henry VIII, The Two Noble Kinsmen, Macbeth, Pericles and Sir Thomas More. The findings of the book allow us to be more confident about the divisions of the collaborative plays, and confirm the status of Edward III as a strong candidate for inclusion in the canon. Using graphs to present statistical data in a readily comprehensible form, the book also contains a wealth of information about the history of the English language during a period of rapid and far-reaching change.
Buy The Authorship of Shakespeare's Plays by Jonathan Hope from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 151mm x 13mm)
Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:
Other Editions - The Authorship of Shakespeare's Plays by Jonathan Hope
Book Reviews - The Authorship of Shakespeare's Plays by Jonathan Hope
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Authorship of Shakespeare's Plays book by Jonathan Hope and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)