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Dedications to Printed Plays--
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0559  Wednesday, 14 June 2006

From: 		Robin Hamilton <
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Date: 		Tuesday, 13 Jun 2006 17:22:14 +0100
Subject: 17.0552 Dedications to Printed Plays--
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0552 Dedications to Printed Plays--

My thanks to Matthew Steggle for the direction to Bergeron, and to Bill 
Lloyd.

I had thought of both Jonson's +Works+ and Gascoigne's +Hundreth Sundry 
Flowers+ (but not +The Glass of Government+), but as these both include 
non-dramatic texts, they're not quite comparable to plays without some 
covering "proper literature" to make them respectable.

 >By the way, I've seen it said that Samuel Daniel's *Certain
 >Small Workes* of 1607 (which along with much verse
 >includes three plays) trumps Jonson's 1616 *Workes* as
 >the first 'collected plays' in English. Gascoigne would seem
 >to trump Daniel.
 >
 >Bill Lloyd

This would still leave the First Folio of 1623 the first "collected 
plays" in the sense of plays and plays alone.

Robin Hamilton

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