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  • Print publication year: 2020
  • Online publication date: September 2020

‘Cabined, Cribbed, Confined’: Advice to Actors and the Priorities of Shakespearian Scholarship

Summary

Over the last few decades advice books on how to handle Shakespearean verse have proliferated. But much of the advice they offer is misleading. This article explores some of their most striking errors, but also highlights the radical challenge they represent to the default priorities of Shakespearean scholarship.