Chapter 3. The Words: Teacher as Editor, Editor as Teacher

  1. G. B. Shand Senior Scholar graduate supervisor
  1. David Bevington

Published Online: 26 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303193.ch3

Teaching Shakespeare: Passing it On

Teaching Shakespeare: Passing it On

How to Cite

Bevington, D. (2008) The Words: Teacher as Editor, Editor as Teacher, in Teaching Shakespeare: Passing it On (ed G. B. Shand), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303193.ch3

Editor Information

  1. York University's Glendon College, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 29 AUG 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405140454

Online ISBN: 9781444303193

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Keywords:

  • the words - teacher as editor and editor as teacher;
  • textual scholarship striking fear in those who love their literature plain and simple;
  • Reginald Foakes's admirable edition of King Lear (1997);
  • work of editing - detailed, mechanical, and obsessed with minutiae;
  • daunting particularity and technical detail of textual editing - at odds with textual theory;
  • direct classroom approach to challenge of textual editing - classes in textual scholarship at advanced graduate level;
  • Cornwall's angry speech - irony, or sarcasm and how to read sarcasm;
  • editors to write commentary notes for scenes and provide stage directions

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • References and Further Reading