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Unvolving the Melbourne Manuscript

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The Melbourne Manuscript (British Library, Add. MS 88878) constitutes a single sheet of paper, folded once to make four pages, amply filled with writing. It contains a fragment of a dramatic scene, apparently a playwright’s original draft from the early Stuart period. The author is unknown, but the fragment bears intriguing similarities to Act 2, Scene 1 of James Shirley’s play The Traitor, which was written in 1630, licensed for performance on 4 May 1631, and published in 1635 by William Coo...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1353/hlq.2016.0030

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, English Faculty
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press (Penn Press) Publisher's website
Journal:
Huntington Library Quarterly Journal website
Volume:
79
Issue:
4
Pages:
611-653
Publication date:
2016-12-05
Acceptance date:
2016-07-01
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ISSN:
1544-399X
URN:
uuid:2f59b1c8-9ec8-4d22-b6b1-e7400ce2be59
Source identifiers:
631708
Local pid:
pubs:631708

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