The Bard in Brief: Shakespeare in Quotations (Paperback)

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Shakespeare is the greatest dramatist in the English language, but none of his manuscripts survive. Less than half his plays were printed before he died, in editions known as quartos from their relatively small size. Most of his plays appeared in the First Folio, a large, handsome volume printed seven years after Shakespeare's death. What we know of his dramas comes from these sources. This new introduction to Shakespeare's work contains specially chosen extracts from each of his plays and major poems, including collaborative and apocryphal work. Each quotation is accompanied by a full-page reproduction of an early printed edition, along with brief notes about the context and story of the play.

About the Author


Hannah Manktelow is a PhD student at the University of Nottingham and the British Library. She is researching provincial performances of Shakespeare.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780712356336
ISBN-10: 0712356339
Publisher: British Library
Publication Date: July 1st, 2016
Pages: 96
Language: English