From guilds to state censors: early modern stationers, regulation, and printing plays

Johnson, Laurie (2019) From guilds to state censors: early modern stationers, regulation, and printing plays. In: Publishing and culture. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom, pp. 260-273. ISBN 978-1-5275-2804-8

Abstract

Attempts to identify typical early modern publishing practices tend to treat variation as divergence from the norm. This chapter considers the careers of three supposedly 'bad' publishers--Peter Short, Thomas Millington, and John Danter--to show that the publication of 'corrupt' Shakespeare quartos could result from the market for new plays and innovative publishing strategies that were entirely consistent with the established culture of the guild.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication (1 July 2013 - 28 February 2019)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication (1 July 2013 - 28 February 2019)
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2019 03:08
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2019 06:17
Uncontrolled Keywords: publishing; publishers
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2005 Literary Studies > 200503 British and Irish Literature
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210305 British History
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/36899

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