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Re: First Folio at the Globe
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2158  Thursday, 13 September 2001

From:           William Proctor Williams <
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Date:           Wednesday, 12 Sep 2001 12:48:11 -0400
Subject: 12.2154 First Folio at the Globe
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.2154 First Folio at the Globe

I thought the Guardian story was very interesting.  For example: The
first folio was published by Isaac Haggard and Edward Blount, two actors
from the King's Men, the company for which Shakespeare wrote most of his
plays.

I suppose that means that this fellow Haggard and Blount being players,
that Heminge and Condell must have been Stationers?  Also: It [F1]
contains more than half his known plays, including The Tempest, The
Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night, The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer
Night's Dream, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, and Macbeth.

Well, that nicely confuses Qs and Fs and means that all those plays
other plays came out of air, just thin air?

The Guardian is usually better than this and I assume will run a
correction(s).  MSNBC ran a much more accurate story on the matter. Try:
http://msnbc.com/news/626635.asp?cp1=1

William Proctor Williams

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