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Re: Stationer's Register
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1785  Monday, 26 August 2002

From:           William Proctor Williams <
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Date:           Thursday, 15 Aug 2002 17:22:16 -0400
Subject: 13.1782 Re: Stationer's Register
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1782 Re: Stationer's Register

I suggest that Marcus read ALL of Peter Blayney's "The Publication of
Playbooks" in _A New History of Early English Drama_. eds.  John D. Cox
and David Scott Kastan.  New York: Columbia, 1997:  383-422, then see if
he "buys this."

I think he will find that Blayney pretty comprehensively demonstrates
that there was not "money to be made from publishing plays."  What he
does say is that these peaks were probably that well known modern
phenomenon called advertising (386).

William Proctor Williams

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