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Re: Shakespeare the Taoist
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1202  Thursday, 24 May 2001

[1]     From:   Takashi Kozuka <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 23 May 2001 20:09:23
        Subj:   Re: Shakespeare the Taoist

[2]     From:   Mike Jensen <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 23 May 2001 08:35:09 -0700
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.1190 Re: Shakespeare the Taoist


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From:           Takashi Kozuka <
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Date:           Wednesday, 23 May 2001 20:09:23
Subject:        Re: Shakespeare the Taoist

Robert Peters <
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>...without the Folio they [Shakespeare's plays] would be lost forever.

Don't forget about Qs! (Not Q in James Bond movies.)

Takashi Kozuka

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From:           Mike Jensen <
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Date:           Wednesday, 23 May 2001 08:35:09 -0700
Subject: 12.1190 Re: Shakespeare the Taoist
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1190 Re: Shakespeare the Taoist

Robert Peters asks a bard centric question:

>Heminges and Condell write in their preface to the Folio: "It had been a
>thing, we confess, worthy to have been wished that the author himself had
>lived to have set forth and overseen his own writings." Does that indicate
>that Shakespeare planned to publish his plays like Jonson
>published his? And why didn't he?

How many playwrights were there in this era?  And how many saw their
collected works through the press?

Exactly.

The question should not be, why didn't Shakespeare, but, why did
Jonson?  The practice was unusual to say the least.  The significance is
in publishing, not in not publishing.

Mike Jensen

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