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The Resource The making of Shakespeare's First Folio, Emma Smith

The making of Shakespeare's First Folio, Emma Smith

Label
The making of Shakespeare's First Folio
Title
The making of Shakespeare's First Folio
Statement of responsibility
Emma Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 birth of Shakespeare's towering reputation." --
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
ERASA
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Smith, Emma
Dewey number
002.09
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3071
LC item number
.S52 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Early printed books
  • Books
Label
The making of Shakespeare's First Folio, Emma Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The plays & their presentation -- Shakespeare's reputation -- Team Shakespeare: the backers -- Printing & publishing -- Early readers
Control code
ocn911019922
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 180 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781851244423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)911019922
Label
The making of Shakespeare's First Folio, Emma Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The plays & their presentation -- Shakespeare's reputation -- Team Shakespeare: the backers -- Printing & publishing -- Early readers
Control code
ocn911019922
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 180 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781851244423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)911019922

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