Authors of the Mind

Marcus Dahl


The article is a brief examination of certain issues affecting the allocation of authorship in early modern plays. Such things as spelling variation, transmission and editorial intervention by hands other than the named ‘author’ could potentially alter the text in ways which are undetectable, thus leaving authorship studies with a number of unresolvable issues as regards its relationship to objective verification.


Authorship; Early-Modern; Editing; Text; Theory

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