Chapter 4. The Life of the First Folio in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

  1. Andrew Murphy
  1. Anthony James West

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757895.ch4

A Concise Companion to Shakespeare and the Text

A Concise Companion to Shakespeare and the Text

How to Cite

James West, A. (2007) The Life of the First Folio in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, in A Concise Companion to Shakespeare and the Text (ed A. Murphy), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470757895.ch4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405135283

Online ISBN: 9780470757895

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Keywords:

  • first folio;
  • plays;
  • publication;
  • dramatic works;
  • manuscripts

Summary

The prelims comprise:

  • Early Records, Owners, and Readers

  • Mid-Seventeenth-Century Owners and Readers

  • Owners, Attitudes, and the Folio's Standing at the End of the Seventeenth Century

  • Eighteenth Century: Shakespeare's Reputation, the Book Market, Editors, and Owners

  • Early and Middle Years of the Eighteenth Century

  • The Last Two Decades of the Eighteenth Century

  • Note