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  • Unlike A printed work’s “afterword,” which typically summarizes for the reader highlights of the text preceding it and delivers the final word on what came before, an “epilogue,” with its associations with the dynamic space of the theater rather than the static printed page, typically involves a character in the performance stepping outside the world of the play and suggesting how the action will continue. In contrast, the “characters” of textual media—those chiseled into stone, written on a page, printed on paper, or even formed on a screen—typically are thought of as literally the final word. Human characters

author list (cited authors)

  • EZELL, M.

editor list (cited editors)

  • King, R. S.

Book Title

  • After Print: Eighteenth-Century Manuscript Cultures

publication date

  • January 1, 2020 11:11 AM