1st Edition

Restoring Shakespeare
A Critical Analysis of the Misreadings in Shakespeare's Works

ISBN 9781138182257
Published March 15, 2017 by Routledge
234 Pages

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Book Description

The genius of Shakespeare is not always accessible or easily understandable to readers and audiences. Leon Kellner points out that sometimes Shakespeare’s languages does not make sense at all but this is not necessarily because his metaphors are too complex. Rather, the printing of his works is often filled with errors. Originally published in 1925, Kellner’s work explores the reasons and potential mistakes which may account for the unintelligible passages in Shakespeare such as handwriting, abbreviations, and the confusing of pronouns. This title will be of interest to students of English Literature and Linguistics.

Table of Contents

Preface;  Books Referred To;  1. Introductory  2. The Elizabethan Handwriting  3. Individual letters Misread  4. Abbreviation as a Source of Mistakes  5. Wrong Division  6. Endings Confused  7. Pronouns Confused  8. Prefixes Confused  9. Transposition  10. Substitution  11. Double Writing (Dittography)  12. Single Writing (Haplography)  13. Contrasting Words Substituted  14. Deliberate Alterations  15. Multiplicity of Forms as a Source of Mistakes  16. Intrusions into the Text;  Appendix;  Index to the Original Emendations (Group C)

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