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By Gérard Genette

Les analyses de littérature amorcées dans Figures I se poursuivent ici dans deux instructions principales, qui en quelques issues se croisent ou se rejoignent : théorie du récit, poétique du langage. Certains de ces carrefours, ou repères, se nomment Baroque, Balzac, Princesse de Clèves, Stendhal, Recherche du Temps perdu, d'autres : espace du texte, récit et discours, arbitraire et motivation, langage oblique. Critique et théorie littéraires éprouvent et manifestent ainsi leur écartement nécessaire et leur articulation féconde : irréductibles et complémentaires, à l. a. recherche d'une nouvelle poétique.

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Paul’s Churchyard; produced by players and by printers. During Shakespeare’s lifetime, The First Part of Henry IV would not only have been watched by a great number of spectators, but also read by all those who bought the printed playbooks that appeared in no fewer than six editions. Shakespeare’s attitude toward the emergent printed drama, the place his plays occupy within it, and the way in which it may have affected the composition of his plays are at the center of this book. Before introducing the nine chapters in which I propose to develop these issues, it is necessary to deal with the broader question of the status of printed playbooks in Renaissance England.

Com, accessed November 21, 2012. 1 (Spring 2004), 111–16. Streete, Adrian, Notes and Queries, 51 (2004), 441–42. Tamaya, Meera, Mind’s Eye (Spring 2004), 59–62. Vickers, Brian, Modern Language Review, 101 (2006), 225–26. Preface to the second edition 23 2 other publications that respond or add to shakespeare as literary dramatist Badcoe, Tamsin, and Lukas Erne, “Shakespeare and the Popularity of Poetry Books in Print, 1583–1622,” The Review of English Studies (forthcoming). Bruster, Douglas, “Shakespeare the Stationer,” in Shakespeare’s Stationers: Studies in Cultural Bibliography, ed.

As early as 1592, Shakespeare had done enough to awaken a rival playwright’s jealousy. He was well advanced in the first tetralogy, the most ambitious project the 2 3 4 See Samuel Schoenbaum, William Shakespeare: A Compact Documentary Life, rev. edn (New York: Oxford University Press, 1987), 271. For a facsimile edition of the 1612 Passionate Pilgrim with an excellent introduction, see The Passionate Pilgrim, ed. Hyder Edward Rollins (New York and London: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1940). , 1898), 279.

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