‘Another Part of the Forest’: Editors and Locations in Shakespeare

Womack, Peter ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4995-1902 (2016) ‘Another Part of the Forest’: Editors and Locations in Shakespeare. In: Shakespeare Survey. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 243-252. ISBN 9781316670408

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Until recently, most editions of Shakespeare headed each scene with a note of its location: ‘A ship at sea’; ‘Troy. A room in Priam’s palace’; ‘Another part of the forest’. As is well known, these headings have no textual authority: in the Folio and the Quartos, a scene typically starts by specifying which characters are to enter, but with nothing to indicate where they are supposed to be. With very few exceptions, the locations are the work of eighteenth-century editors, reproduced or emended by their nineteenth- and twentieth-century successors.

Item Type: Book Section
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Medieval and Early Modern Research Group
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2016 12:00
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2022 09:31
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/60779
DOI: 10.1017/SSO9781316670408.019

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