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Accidents Happen: Roger Barnes's 1612 Edition of Marlowe's "Edward II"

Mathew R. Martin
Early Theatre
Vol. 16, No. 1 (2013), pp. 97-117
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/43499695
Page Count: 21
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Accidents Happen: Roger Barnes's 1612 Edition of Marlowe's "Edward II"
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Abstract

Roger Barnes's 1612 quarto edition of Christopher Marlowe's Edward II has been dismissed as non-authoritative. Interrogating the notion of authority underlying this dismissal, this article suggests that Barnes's repunctuation subtly responds to the play's thematic concerns within the cultural horizon of the favouritism of Jacobean court culture.

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