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Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.


Administrative history


Printed in 1623 by William Jaggard, who decided to print 750 copies to help defray costs. The volume's two editors, John Heminge and Henry Condell, were not perfect. They missed the jointly-written, "Pericles," "Two noble kinsmen" and "Cardenio" along with several other plays in which Shakespeare may have had a hand. But if not for their editorial labors, the world might never have known such masterpieces as "Julius Caesar," Twelfth night," "Macbeth," "Antony and Cleopatra," "The Winter's tale" and "The Tempest." Printing house practice in Jaggard's time -- a kind of rolling proofreading and corrections process -- meant that each of the 750 copies printed is in small but significant ways unique.

Languages Used

  • Language: English. Script: Latin

Found in 3 Records:

Papers concerning Charlton Hinman's facsimile edition of the First Folio of Shakespeare

Call Number: MS 69

Collection of correspondence, proofs, plates, etc., dealing with the preparation and publication of Charlton Hinman's facsimile edition of the First Folio of Shakespeare, published by W. W. Norton and Co. in 1968.

Dates: 1934, 1941, 1951-1969

Papers of William Poel

Call Number: MS 31

Correspondence (mostly incoming, some outgoing), producer's archives, authorial archives, and printed ephemera from English actor, theatre manager, and producer William Poel (1852-1934). Mrs Poel ("E.C.P") and Savage seem to have annotated the material; some items had been annotated by Poel prior to his death.

Dates: approximately 1895-1934

Zatella R. Turner papers

Call Number: RH MS 645

The papers of Zatella R. Turner are those of an African American, native Kansan who was a scholar of and educator in Shakespearian literature.

Dates: 1915 - 1987