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The Resource Shakespeare's First Folio : four centuries of an iconic book, Emma Smith

Shakespeare's First Folio : four centuries of an iconic book, Emma Smith

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Shakespeare's First Folio : four centuries of an iconic book
Title
Shakespeare's First Folio
Title remainder
four centuries of an iconic book
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Emma Smith
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eng
Summary
This is a biography of a book: the first collected edition of Shakespeare's plays printed in 1623 and known as the First Folio. It begins with the story of its first purchaser in London in December 1623, and goes on to explore the ways people have interacted with this iconic book over the four hundred years of its history. Throughout the stress is on what we can learn from individual copies now spread around the world about their eventful lives. From ink blots to pet paws, from annotations to wineglass rings, First Folios teem with evidence of its place in different contexts with different priorities. This study offers new ways to understand Shakespeare's reception and the history of the book. Unlike previous scholarly investigations of the First Folio, it is not concerned with the discussions of how the book came into being, the provenance of its texts, or the technicalities of its production. Instead, it reanimates, in narrative style, the histories of this book, paying close attention to the details of individual copies now located around the world - their bindings, marginalia, general condition, sales history, and location - to discuss five major themes: owning, reading, decoding, performing, and perfecting. This is a history of the book that consolidated Shakespeare's posthumous reputation: a reception history and a study of interactions between owners, readers, forgers, collectors, actors, scholars, booksellers, and the book through which we understand and recognize Shakespeare
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AKC
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Smith, Emma
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3071
LC item number
.S53 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Oxford University Press
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  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Early printed books
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Bibliography
  • Early printed books
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Shakespeare's First Folio : four centuries of an iconic book, Emma Smith
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-371) 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
Introduction: Sir Edward Dering goes shopping -- Owning -- Reading -- Decoding -- Performing -- Perfecting -- Conclusion
Control code
on1035640379
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 379 pages
Isbn
9780198819998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Shakespeare's First Folio : four centuries of an iconic book, Emma Smith
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-371) 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
Introduction: Sir Edward Dering goes shopping -- Owning -- Reading -- Decoding -- Performing -- Perfecting -- Conclusion
Control code
on1035640379
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 379 pages
Isbn
9780198819998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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