Canonising Shakespeare: Stationers and the Book Trade, 1640–1740
Dr Peter Kirwan, Associate Professor in Early Modern Drama, is co-editor of the new Cambridge University Press book Canonising Shakespeare: Stationers and the Book Trade, 1640-1740, which also features an essay by Dr Adam Rounce. The book is a collection of essays establishing how Shakespeare’s canon, cultural profile, and authorial status developed in the late-seventeenth and early-eighteenth centuries. From illustrations of Antony and Cleopatra to mysterious new characters in The Taming of the Shrew, feuds over poetry to the little-known ‘Fifth Folio’, the book showcases the range of forms Shakespeare took as his canon took its modern shape.
Canonising Shakespeare is available now from Cambridge University Press.
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