Paratexts of Shakespearean Adaptations and other Texts 1660–1737
The many voices that feature the paratexts of the adaptations and the other texts, such as those of John Dryden, Thomas Betterton, William Davenant, Nahum Tate, John Dennis, and many others, create a composite choir where the emerging sacrality of the cult of the Bard was just one of the tunes, in an age when Shakespeare has not yet become Shakespeare.
About the author(s)/editor(s)
ENRICO SCARAVELLI is an independent scholar from the University of Florence in Italy, where he graduated in Foreign Languages and Literaures in 2004 and achieved a PhD in English and American Literatures in 2009.
His main topics of interest are Shakespeare, the Anglo-Italian cultural exchange, and the paratexts of the Early Modern English drama.
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