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The making of Shakespeare"s First Folio

Emma Smith

The making of Shakespeare"s First Folio

by Emma Smith

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Folios,
  • Bibliography,
  • Publishers and publishing,
  • Textual Criticism,
  • Early printed books,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementEmma Smith
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR3071 .S52 2015
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 180 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
    Number of Pages180
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27212270M
    ISBN 101851244425
    ISBN 109781851244423
    OCLC/WorldCa911019922

    The July book of the month is Glasgow University's copy of the First Folio edition of the collected plays of William Shakespeare, published in some seven years after Shakespeare's death. According to a census of surviving First Folios, Glasgow's copy is Class II B, being 'in fair condition, but. The first printing was a bullish copies. What happened next is what Smith (English/Hertford Coll., Oxford; The Making of Shakespeare’s First Folio, , etc.) is most interested in: the book as cultural object. Who bought it, and why, and what did they do with it?

      Buy The Making of Shakespeare's First Folio by Emma Smith from Waterstones today! Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £Pages: A First Folio at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Photo by Lloyd Wolf. Imagine a world without Macbeth, Twelfth Night, or Julius Caesar. We likely wouldn’t have half of Shakespeare’s plays without the First Folio. Who was responsible for making this book, the first collected edition of .

    Emma Smith tells the story of the First Folio 's origins, locating it within the social and political context of Jacobean London and bringing in the latest scholarship on the seventeenth-century book trade. Extensively illustrated, The Making of Shakespeare's First Folio is a landmark addition to the copious literature on Shakespeare.   Of the copies of Shakespeare’s First Folio – the first collected edition of the Bard’s plays – printed in , are known to survive. There are probably others waiting to be found, perhaps lying forgotten in dusty attics or locked away in the private libraries of reclusive billionaire bibliophiles!


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“The Making of Shakespeare’s First Folio is appropriately published by the Bodleian Library, where Professor Smith played a main part in the ‘Sprint for Shakespeare’ campaign to stabilize and digitize their copy, which has supplied many of the book’s rather sepia-coloured imagesCited by: 4.

What we call the “First Folio” is actually titled “Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies.” The term folio refers to the large size of paper, which was usually saved for more important documents like theology, history, and royal proclamations. “The Making of Shakespeare’s First Folio is appropriately published by the Bodleian Library, where Professor Smith played a main part in the ‘Sprint for Shakespeare’ campaign to stabilize and digitize their copy, which has supplied many of the book’s rather sepia-coloured images This is a clearly written account of the Pages: Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for The Making of Shakespeare's First Folio at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.

Here is an interesting book telling how the first folio of Shakespeare was produced. This book discusses the making of the First Folio - not the writing, but the actual creation of the book.

It talks about the printers, the audience, the book-selling world in Elizabethan England, and lots of other people who intersected with the creation of the object/5. -- "Independent" (12/17/ AM) "The Making of Shakespeare's First Folio is appropriately published by the Bodleian Library, where Professor Smith played a main part in the 'Sprint for Shakespeare' campaign to stabilize and digitize their copy, which has supplied many of the book's rather sepia-coloured images/5(33).

The Folger Shakespeare Library has 82 copies of the First Folio, all of which were collected by the library’s founders, Henry and Emily Folger. Learn more about our First Folios, how they were acquired, and how they still provide inspiration and lead to new discoveries.

"The Making of Shakespeare's First Folio is appropriately published by the Bodleian Library, where Professor Smith played a main part in the 'Sprint for Shakespeare' campaign to stabilize and digitize their copy, which has supplied many of the book's rather sepia-coloured images This is a clearly written account of the main issues /5(9).

Get this from a library. The making of Shakespeare's first folio. [Emma Smith] -- "In late NovemberEdward Blount finally took delivery at his bookshop at the sign of the Black Bear near St. Paul's of a book that had been long in the making.

Master William Shakespeare's. “The Making of Shakespeare’s First Folio is appropriately published by the Bodleian Library, where Professor Smith played a main part in the ‘Sprint for Shakespeare’ campaign to stabilize and digitize their copy, which has supplied many of the book’s rather sepia-coloured images.

The Making of Shakespeare's First Folio (Book): Smith, Emma: "In late NovemberEdward Blount finally took delivery at his bookshop at the sign of the Black Bear near St.

Paul's of a book that had been long in the making. Master William Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies was the first collected edition of Shakespeare's plays, appearing some seven years after their author's.

This is a biography of a book: the first collected edition of Shakespeare's plays printed in and known as the First Folio. It begins with the story of its first purchaser in London in Decemberand 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. Emma Smith tells the story of the First Folio ’s origins, locating it within the social and political context of Jacobean London and bringing in the latest scholarship on the seventeenth-century book trade.

Extensively illustrated, The Making of Shakespeare’s First Folio is a landmark addition to the copious literature on Shakespeare. The First Folio represented the first time an author’s plays had been exclusively featured in this format, and also represented the first time that Shakespeare’s plays had been grouped into comedies, histories, and tragedies.

It is believed that about copies of the First Folio were printed. I wrote a week or so ago about Emma Smith’s new book The Making of Shakespeare’s First Folio, published by Bodleian Library Publishing, and the stories relating to the Bodleian Library’s own copy.

One of the books I inherited from my father is another book about the Folio, R Crompton Rhodes’ Shakespeare’s First Folio, published in as a tercentenary tribute.

First Folio, first published edition () of the collected works of William Shakespeare, originally published as Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories & Tragedies.

It is the major source for contemporary texts of his plays. The publication of drama in the early 17th century was usually. The book now known as the First Folio (the first authoritative edition of Shakespeare’s plays) established “Shakespeare” for all time and it did this in two principal ways.

First, it. Editorial Reviews. 04/25/ Shakespeare’s famous First Folio, published in and now a holy grail for book collectors, is the subject of this cogent “biblio-biography” from Smith (The Making of Shakespeare’s First Folio).Brand: Oxford University Press.

Smith's second book, Shakespeare's First Folio: Four Centuries of an Iconic Book, picks up where The Making of Shakespeare's First Folio leaves off, tracing different ways of interacting with the Folio ― owning, reading, forging, acting, collecting, and studying ― from the seventeenth century to our own time, and from Europe and America to /5(24).

Collins, Paul, The Book of William: How Shakespeare’s First Folio Conquered the World (London, Bloomsbury, ). Connor, Francis X., Literary Folios and Ideas of the Book in Early Modern England (New York and Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, ).

The Shakespeare First Folio: The History of the Book Vol. I: An Account of the First Folio Based on Its Sales and Prices, by Anthony James West Oxford, pp., £70, 5 April, 0 19 Author: Guardian Staff.

Title page of the First Folio, Copper engraving of Shakespeare by Martin Droeshout. It is, therefore, no mere poetic hyperbole that the upcoming national tour of the First Folio is called “First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare.” Without the expensive and determined effort between and to print a folio edition of.The Making of Shakespeare’s First Folio by Emma Smith review.

The folio is a vital resource as it contains 18 plays that would otherwise have been lostAuthor: Andrew Hadfield.