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The Making of Shakespeare's First Folio By Emma Smith

The Making of Shakespeare's First Folio

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This book, generously illustrated with key pages from the publication and comparative works, tells the human, artistic, economic and technical stories of the birth of the First Folio - and the birth of Shakespeare's towering reputation.
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The Making of Shakespeare's First Folio by Emma Smith

In late November 1623, Edward Blount finally took delivery at his bookshop at the sign of the Black Bear near St Paul's of a book that had been long in the making. Master William Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies was the first collected edition of Shakespeare's plays, appearing some seven years after their author's death in 1616. Its 950 folio pages included thirty-six plays, half of which had not previously been printed, divided under the three generic headings of the title. There was no fanfare at the book's arrival. There was nothing of the marketing overdrive that marks an important new publication in our own period: no advertising campaign, no reviews, interviews, endorsements or literary prizes, no queues in St Paul's Churchyard, no sales figures, price war, copycat publications or bestseller lists - in short, no sensation. Nevertheless, it is hard to overstate the importance of this literary, cultural and commercial moment. This book, generously illustrated with key pages from the publication and comparative works tells the human, artistic, economic and technical stories of the birth of the First Folio - and the emergence of Shakespeare's towering reputation.

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"The Making of Shakespeare's First Folio . . . is appropriately published by the Bodleian Library, where Professor Smith played a main part in the 'Sprint for Shakespeare' campaign to stabilize and digitize their copy, which has supplied many of the book's rather sepia-coloured images . . . . This is a clearly written account of the main issues in its printing and publication, drawing on the standard authorities."

-- "Times Literary Supplement" (4/25/2016 12:00:00 AM)
"The Bodleian Library's The Making of Shakespeare's First Folio . . . [is] full of admirable detail and scholarship, but what we want most of all is to see Shakespeare that feels new and fresh. This kind of performance does just that."
-- "Independent" (12/17/2015 12:00:00 AM)

About Emma Smith


Emma Smith is Fellow and Tutor in English at Hertford College, Oxford.

Table of Contents


CONTENTS Introduction The Plays & their Presentation Shakespeare's Reputation Team Shakespeare: The Backers Printing & Publishing Early Readers Notes Further reading Index

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GOR007196095
The Making of Shakespeare's First Folio by Emma Smith
Emma Smith
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Bodleian Library
2015-12-18
192
1851244425
9781851244423
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