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A critical edition of William Haughton's Englishmen for My Money; or, A Woman will have her Will

Aldred, Natalie C. J. (2011)
Ph.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.

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Abstract

William Haughton’s Englishmen for My Money, published in three extant early modern editions in 1616, 1626 and 1631, began to receive the literary attention it deserves in the 1990s. Fuller contextual and bibliographical enquiries have yet to be offered, which this edition seeks to redress. The Introduction begins by identifying Haughton’s biographical details, before moving on to issues in dating Englishmen’s composition. It then offers a survey of the play’s generic, historical, and cultural contexts. A reconstruction of theatrical practices is provided. Provisional studies of the underlying manuscript, a hypothetical Q0, and Q1 are offered. Editorial methods are discussed, together with brief descriptions of Q2, Q3 and later editions. The modern-spelling edited Text that follows conforms, with noted exceptions, to the guidelines of Arden Shakespeare Third Series. The Commentary provides glossing, discusses readings and textual cruces, and highlights Haughton’s use of sources, proverbs, and literary, cultural and biblical allusions. Two appendices present information on Q1’s running title descriptions and a census of extant copies for Q1–3. A DVD at the back of the second volume contains a digital facsimile of the base text.

Type of Work:Ph.D. thesis.
Supervisor(s):Lockwood, Tom and Jowett, John
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law
Department:School of English
Subjects:PR English literature
Institution:University of Birmingham
Copyright Holders:Natalie Aldred
ID Code:1638
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