This article investigates an erasure technique present in the seventeenth century English manuscript play, The Royal Merchant. It maps out a brief history of the modern scholarly awareness of this European scribal practice, then compares examples of knife erasure in The Royal Merchant with examples in the survey I completed of over 40 seventeenth century English manuscript plays from the Folger and British Libraries.
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"The “Art of Scraping”: Knife Erasures in Seventeenth Century English Manuscript Plays,"
Journal of the Penn Manuscript Collective: Vol. 1
, Article 3.
Available at: https://repository.upenn.edu/manuscript_collective_journal/vol1/iss1/3