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Perdita, Pastorella, and the Romance of Literary Form: Shakespeare’s Counter-Spenserian Authorship

Patrick Cheney

in Shakespeare and Spenser

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780719079627
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701058 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719079627.003.0004
Perdita, Pastorella, and the Romance of Literary Form: Shakespeare’s Counter-Spenserian Authorship

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This chapter explores Shakespeare's counter-Spenserian authorship, emphasising the importance of re-thinking Shakespearean authorship, because most critics still see Shakespeare as a ‘man of the theatre’. It also examines one example of Shakespeare's counter-Spenserian authorship, and tries to recover Shakespeare's concern for literary authorship within the anonymity of the medium of theatre. The analysis presented in the chapter helps in questioning two well-known and interrelated views of Shakespeare's career.

Keywords: counter-Spenserian authorship; Shakespearean authorship; literary authorship; theatrical medium; Shakespeare's career

Chapter.  10484 words. 

Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism

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