Shakespeare's First Folio -- 35 plays in a single file

Shakespeare's First Folio -- 35 plays in a single file

by William Shakespeare

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According to Wikipedia: "The First Folio is the term applied by modern scholars to the first published collection of William Shakespeare's plays; its actual title is Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies. ... "Printed in folio format ..., it was prepared by Shakespeare's colleagues John Heminges and Henry Condell in 1623, about seven years after Shakespeare's death. Although eighteen of Shakespeare's plays had been published in quarto prior to 1623, the First Folio is the only reliable text for about twenty of the plays, and a valuable source text even for many of those previously published.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455416004
Publisher: B&R Samizdat Express
Publication date: 09/03/2011
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

Widely esteemed as the greatest writer in the English language, William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an actor and theatrical producer in addition to writing plays and sonnets. Dubbed "The Bard of Avon," Shakespeare oversaw the building of the Globe Theatre in London, where a number of his plays were staged, the best-known of which include Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Macbeth. The First Folio, a printed book of 36 of his comedies, tragedies, and history plays, was published in 1623.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Place of Death:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

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Shakespeare's First Folio -- 35 Plays in a Single File 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Cloves More than 1 year ago
Once a book it out of copyright and sells for net to nothing it is very hard to determine which of the very many volumes to purchase. I chose this one and I"m pretty happy with it. It is absolutely full of misspellings. The editor went for duplicating the historical portfolio and claims that the originals were full of misspellings. But once you get the idea of which letters are commonly substituted for others you can read along pretty well. I actually found it easier to read that a "Compleate Shakespeare" I had in a leather cover on onionskin paper. It was in two columns and annotated all over the place and it was just hard to follow along the plot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought and down loaded. Only 4 plays. I archived and reloaded. Still only 4 plays.