Shakespeare's Plays in Quarto. Michael Allen, Kenneth Muir.
Shakespeare's Plays in Quarto
Shakespeare's Plays in Quarto
Shakespeare's Plays in Quarto

Shakespeare's Plays in Quarto

California: University of California Press, 1981. First Edition. Hardcover. SHAKESPEARE'S PLAYS IN QUARTO. MICHAEL ALLEN and KENNETH MUIR. University of California Press: Berkeley / Los Angeles / London. 1981. First Edition. Hardcover. 906pp, 12.75" x 9.75". Housed in a cloth-covered slipcase with stamped silver ornamentation on the covers. Bound in cream cloth covers with stamped silver ornamentation and black lettering on the covers and spine. The book is in excellent condition. The text block is adorned with brown endpapers. The pages are clean and bright. The text consists of photographic reproductions of Shakespeare's quarto works. A facsimile edition of copies primarily from the Henry E. Huntington Library. William Shakespeare 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". His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of about 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 more often than those of any other playwright. Book Details: From the foreword: "Though the good and bad quartos of Shakespeare's plays have been individually reproduced over the years, few editions have been recent enough to benefit from the major advances in photography in the last decade, and no single-volume collection of them has ever appeared. . . . We have opted for the relatively straight-forward course of reproducing a Huntington copy for each of the good and bad first quartos, or in the case of 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'Hamlet' of both, and then of listing the uncorrected readings in one appendix and the visually obscured in another" Fine. Item #193

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