William Shakespeare The First Folio

William Shakespeare The First Folio The first collection of Shakespeare s complete works known as The First Folio is arguably the most important document in the cultural history of Europe Without it there would be no such thing as Wi

  • Title: William Shakespeare The First Folio
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  • The first collection of Shakespeare s complete works, known as The First Folio , is arguably the most important document in the cultural history of Europe Without it there would be no such thing as William Shakespeare It is almost a miracle that the First Folio Complete Works of William Shakespeare exists at all, given that playwrights tried to keep their plays outThe first collection of Shakespeare s complete works, known as The First Folio , is arguably the most important document in the cultural history of Europe Without it there would be no such thing as William Shakespeare It is almost a miracle that the First Folio Complete Works of William Shakespeare exists at all, given that playwrights tried to keep their plays out of print mainly to avoid them being pirated that Shakespeare never published any of his plays, and that not one of Shakespeare s manuscripts has survived We owe this book and the fact that we have the texts of so many of the bard s plays to the enterprise of two actors John Hemminge and Henry Condell, two of Shakespeare s friends and fellow actors, edited the collection The First Folio Complete Works of William Shakespeare were set out in the three categories of Comedies, Histories and Tragedies, a categorisation that still dogs the practice of Shakespeare criticism, education and performance today

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    • William Shakespeare

      William Shakespeare baptised 26 April 1564 was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world s pre eminent dramatist He is often called England s national poet and the Bard of Avon or simply The Bard His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems His plays have been translated into every major living language, and are performed often than those of any other playwright.Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford upon Avon Scholars believe that he died on his fifty second birthday, coinciding with St George s Day.At the age of 18 he married Anne Hathaway, who bore him three children Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith Between 1585 and 1592 he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of the playing company the Lord Chamberlain s Men, later known as the King s Men He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613, where he died three years later Few records of Shakespeare s private life survive, and there has been considerable speculation about such matters as his sexuality, religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were written by others.Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1590 and 1613 His early plays were mainly comedies and histories, genres he raised to the peak of sophistication and artistry by the end of the sixteenth century Next he wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608, including Hamlet, King Lear, and Macbeth, considered some of the finest examples in the English language In his last phase, he wrote tragicomedies, also known as romances, and collaborated with other playwrights Many of his plays were published in editions of varying quality and accuracy during his lifetime, and in 1623, two of his former theatrical colleagues published the First Folio, a collected edition of his dramatic works that included all but two of the plays now recognised as Shakespeare s.Shakespeare was a respected poet and playwright in his own day, but his reputation did not rise to its present heights until the nineteenth century The Romantics, in particular, acclaimed Shakespeare s genius, and the Victorians hero worshipped Shakespeare with a reverence that George Bernard Shaw called bardolatry In the twentieth century, his work was repeatedly adopted and rediscovered by new movements in scholarship and performance His plays remain highly popular today and are consistently performed and reinterpreted in diverse cultural and political contexts throughout the world.According to historians, Shakespeare wrote 37 plays and 154 sonnets throughout the span of his life Shakespeare s writing average was 1.5 plays a year since he first started writing in 1589 There have been plays and sonnets attributed to Shakespeare that were not authentically written by the great master of language and literature.

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    • January:1. Two Gentlemen of Verona (1589–1591) - January 1, 20172 The Taming of the Shrew (1590–1591) - January 5, 20173 Henry VI, Part 2 (1591) - February 1, 2017February:4 Henry VI, Part 3 (1591) - February 3, 2017 5 Henry VI, Part 1 (1591–1592) - January 21, 2017 6 Titus Andronicus (1591–1592) - February 9, 2017 March:7 Richard III (1592–1593) - March 4, 2017 8. The Comedy of Errors (1594) - March 11, 2017 9. Love's Labour's Lost (1594–1595) - March 27, 2017April:10. Richard II (1 [...]


    • There is no way you can consider yourself a lover of Shakespeare's works if you don't own a copy of the First Folio. Yes, it's a little tough to read at first because certain letters don't quite look the same now as they used to, however, as an actor performing in a Shakespearean play this is a must own. You can find so many clues in the first folio that are changed by modern editors run (don't walk) to the nearest book store and buy this.


    • Love the 17th century spelling. As long as you don't need something with the original typography, this is great.


    • A couple months back, I tackled Chaucer in the original and a couple of brief forays into an ebook edition with modernized spelling showed me that often the rhythm and rhymes were lost when you modernize the spelling, even if it's otherwise word-for-word identical. That made me wonder what Shakespeare would be like with the original spelling, but the only Complete Works editions with original spelling that I could find were $150+, used. Way too expensive! Then I happened across this edition at t [...]




    • My favorite edition of Shakespeare's plays. You can hear so much more music in the words reading the original spelling, once you get the hang of it. But don't be deterred because it's not too difficult. This is no facsimile edition, with their photocopy feel and weird 17th-century typeface. This book has the original spelling in readable modern print. Otherwise, it's a faithful rendering of the First Folio, just more reader-friendly than your average facsimile. If you absolutely have loved Shake [...]


    • I love Shakespeare sooooooooooooooooo much. He is such an inspiration. When I was three I saw "A Midsummer's Nights Dream" and I left the theatre comparing it to Peter Pan. I guess Shakespeare and I have always had a special connection. I dressed up as him in a project for school. I even took Shakespeare classes with Kate Hennig in her dressing while I was doing Billy Elliot. Two of my goals in life are to read every single Shakespeare play and play Romeo before I die. It is so cool to think Sha [...]


    • Again, easier than choosing them one by one (a note anyone inclined to get me stuff - I don't actually own this Applause edition, just a facsimile folio, which is lovely but of course unreadable.)NB: The date has more to do with when they started making sense than when I first encountered or finally read any of them.


    • Since I don't have five to seven million dollars laying around, this facsimile of the famous First Folio is the next best thing. A really beautifully done piece of work, this is the closest a reader can get to experiencing the work of Shakespeare as it appeared in publication in 1623.


    • I enjoyed reading all his plays and sonnets.me way more than othersr the plays The Taming of the Shrew, The Merchant of Venice, Macbeth, and especially A Midsummers Night dream I rated it 5 stars.



    • Permanent 'currently-reading' itemonce you get past the long S, this ain't that hard to read Fuffering f. uh, succotash!


    • The reproductions of the original 17th century pages is fascinating. A beautifully bound book. Very expensive. For hardcore Shakespeare aficionados and antique book lovers.






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