Shakespeare's Early Reception (to 1660)
This ground-breaking 10,000 word article comprises the introduction to a collection of shorter essays in the category of Shakespeare's Early Reception identified by me. Along with a historical background it defines and describes with examples the range of distinctive early modern reception practices.
Shakespeare's Early Reception (to 1660). In Bruce R. Smith (Ed.),
The Cambridge Guide to the Worlds of Shakespeare: Shakespeare's World 1500-1660, 1
Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.