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Canonising Shakespeare

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.

Posted on Thursday 5th October 2017

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