Archives for the ‘Parnassus’ Category

Facts and Theories about the Returne from Pernassus

By • Oct 3rd, 2008 • Category: Bibliography, Editing, Honors Thesis, Literature, Manuscripts, Paper, Parnassus, Printing, Research, Shakespeare

This paper was delivered at the Celebration of Summer Research at the College of William and Mary on September 27, 2008. Even Newer Facts and Theories about the Parnassus Plays Hello. My name is Christopher Adams, and I am a fifth-year senior here at the College. I took last year off to study abroad in […]

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A Post on Paper

By • Jul 22nd, 2008 • Category: Bibliography, Honors Thesis, Paper, Parnassus, Research, Returne from Pernassus, Thesis

I promised a post about the production of paper and its usefulness in bibliography. Here is a description, lifted from a draft of my thesis: Before the advent of machinery in the 1800s, paper was a handmade object created by dipping a mould into a vat of pulp, known as stuff. The mould consists of […]

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My Textual History, or, How I Became Involved in Research and Started Losing My Hair pt. V

By • Jul 15th, 2008 • Category: Bibliography, Bindings, Collators, Editing, Honors Thesis, Manuscripts, Paper, Parnassus, Printing, Research, Return from Parnassus, Thesis, William and Mary

I now move on to the main part of my research experience, which has consumed the past three years of my life. Beginning my sophomore year, I began working with a play entitled The Return from Parnassus (I often refer to it in its original form—The Returne from Pernassus, or just Returne). Two other students […]

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My Textual History, or, How I Became Involved in Research and Started Losing My Hair pt. I

By • Jul 8th, 2008 • Category: A New Introduction to Bibliography, Bible, Colonial Williamsburg, Honors Thesis, Luke, Parnassus, Printing, Research, Shakespeare, Sonnets, William and Mary

My textual history is a complicated affair. I arrived at William and Mary fresh from high school—ready to face college and do something. I knew fairly early on that I wanted to be an English major, so I began asking my freshman adviser—the estimable Adam Potkay—what English major types actually do. I was very concerned […]



My Textual History, or, How I Became Involved in Research and Started Losing My Hair pt. I

By • Jul 8th, 2008 • Category: A New Introduction to Bibliography, Bible, Colonial Williamsburg, Honors Thesis, Luke, Parnassus, Printing, Research, Shakespeare, Sonnets, William and Mary

My textual history is a complicated affair. I arrived at William and Mary fresh from high school—ready to face college and do something. I knew fairly early on that I wanted to be an English major, so I began asking my freshman adviser—the estimable Adam Potkay—what English major types actually do. I was very concerned […]

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My Textual History, or, How I Became Involved in Research and Started Losing My Hair pt. I

By • Jul 8th, 2008 • Category: A New Introduction to Bibliography, Bible, Colonial Williamsburg, Honors Thesis, Luke, Parnassus, Printing, Research, Shakespeare, Sonnets, William and Mary

My textual history is a complicated affair. I arrived at William and Mary fresh from high school—ready to face college and do something. I knew fairly early on that I wanted to be an English major, so I began asking my freshman adviser—the estimable Adam Potkay—what English major types actually do. I was very concerned […]

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My Textual History, or, How I Became Involved in Research and Started Losing My Hair pt. I

By • Jul 8th, 2008 • Category: A New Introduction to Bibliography, Bible, Colonial Williamsburg, General Technology, Luke, Parnassus, Printing, Research, Shakespeare, Sonnets, William and Mary

My textual history is a complicated affair. I arrived at William and Mary fresh from high school—ready to face college and do something. I knew fairly early on that I wanted to be an English major, so I began asking my freshman adviser—the estimable Adam Potkay—what English major types actually do. I was very concerned […]