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Shakespeare’s First Folio is a modern term applied by scholars to one of the world’s most famous books, Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies, the collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays—and one of the highlights of the British Library. Published in folio form seven years after the playwright’s death by Isaac Iaggard and Edward Blount, and overseen by Shakespeare’s fellow actors John Heminge and Henry Condell, the First Folio contains the text of thirty-six plays, half of which had not been previously published during the Bard’s lifetime. At last, readers had the plays as they were actually performed, “where before,” the editors wrote, “you were abused with diverse, stolen and surreptitious copies, maimed and deformed by the frauds and stealths of injurious imposters. . . .” Sold for one pound each at the time, this remarkable collection is invaluable to our understanding of the playwright and our conception of his canon.

 

The British Library and the Globe Theatre in London have worked together to produce a series of affordable and beautifully reproduced facsimile editions of individual plays from the book, beginning with Othello, The Merchant of Venice, and Love’s Labour’s Lost. In addition to the text for each play, each title will include copies of the preliminary pages from the Folio—including the famous engraved portrait of Shakespeare by Martin Droeshout and an introduction to each individual work by Anthony James West. This exciting new series presents the authentic First Folio manuscripts in a collectible format, an eventful publication for the general reader and Shakespearean scholar alike.

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Love's Labour's Lost, now recognized as one of the most delightful and stageworthy of Shakespeare's comedies, came into its own both on the stage and in critical esteem only during the 1930s and 1940s--after nearly three hundred years of neglect by the theater and misuse by critics. In this
new critical edition, Hibbard pays particular attention to this process of rehabilitation. Based on the quarto of 1598, and drawing on recent scholarly analysis, he proposes that the quarto goes back, probably by way of a "lost" quarto, to an authorial manuscript that represents the play in a state
prior to "fair copy." He offers numerous original readings of difficult and disputed passages, and a helpful commentary to the play's scintillating language.

Synopsis:

Shakespeares First Folio is a modern term applied by scholars to one of the worlds most famous books, Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies, the collected edition of Shakespeares plays—and one of the highlights of the British Library. Published in folio form seven years after the playwrights death by Isaac Iaggard and Edward Blount, and overseen by Shakespeares fellow actors John Heminge and Henry Condell, the First Folio contains the text of thirty-six plays, half of which had not been previously published during the Bards lifetime. At last, readers had the plays as they were actually performed, “where before,” the editors wrote, “you were abused with diverse, stolen and surreptitious copies, maimed and deformed by the frauds and stealths of injurious imposters. . . .” Sold for one pound each at the time, this remarkable collection is invaluable to our understanding of the playwright and our conception of his canon.

 

The British Library and the Globe Theatre in London have worked together to produce a series of affordable and beautifully reproduced facsimile editions of individual plays from the book, beginning with Othello, The Merchant of Venice, and Loves Labours Lost. In addition to the text for each play, each title will include copies of the preliminary pages from the Folio—including the famous engraved portrait of Shakespeare by Martin Droeshout and an introduction to each individual work by Anthony James West. This exciting new series presents the authentic First Folio manuscripts in a collectible format, an eventful publication for the general reader and Shakespearean scholar alike.

Table of Contents

Foreword
 
Introduction
 
 
From the First Folio
 
To the Reader
 
Title page
 
To the great Variety of Readers
 
To the Memory of my beloved the Author
 
The Names of the Principall Actors
 
Love's Labour's Lost

Product Details

ISBN:
9780712309561
Author:
Shakespeare, William
Publisher:
British Library
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
Princesses
Subject:
Courts and courtiers
Subject:
Drama-Shakespeare Plays
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20070931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
12 x 7.67 x 0.4 in

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Product details 48 pages British Library - English 9780712309561 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Love's Labour's Lost, now recognized as one of the most delightful and stageworthy of Shakespeare's comedies, came into its own both on the stage and in critical esteem only during the 1930s and 1940s--after nearly three hundred years of neglect by the theater and misuse by critics. In this
new critical edition, Hibbard pays particular attention to this process of rehabilitation. Based on the quarto of 1598, and drawing on recent scholarly analysis, he proposes that the quarto goes back, probably by way of a "lost" quarto, to an authorial manuscript that represents the play in a state
prior to "fair copy." He offers numerous original readings of difficult and disputed passages, and a helpful commentary to the play's scintillating language.
"Synopsis" by ,
Shakespeares First Folio is a modern term applied by scholars to one of the worlds most famous books, Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies, the collected edition of Shakespeares plays—and one of the highlights of the British Library. Published in folio form seven years after the playwrights death by Isaac Iaggard and Edward Blount, and overseen by Shakespeares fellow actors John Heminge and Henry Condell, the First Folio contains the text of thirty-six plays, half of which had not been previously published during the Bards lifetime. At last, readers had the plays as they were actually performed, “where before,” the editors wrote, “you were abused with diverse, stolen and surreptitious copies, maimed and deformed by the frauds and stealths of injurious imposters. . . .” Sold for one pound each at the time, this remarkable collection is invaluable to our understanding of the playwright and our conception of his canon.

 

The British Library and the Globe Theatre in London have worked together to produce a series of affordable and beautifully reproduced facsimile editions of individual plays from the book, beginning with Othello, The Merchant of Venice, and Loves Labours Lost. In addition to the text for each play, each title will include copies of the preliminary pages from the Folio—including the famous engraved portrait of Shakespeare by Martin Droeshout and an introduction to each individual work by Anthony James West. This exciting new series presents the authentic First Folio manuscripts in a collectible format, an eventful publication for the general reader and Shakespearean scholar alike.

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