Dedications to Printed Plays--
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0559 Wednesday, 14 June 2006
From: Robin Hamilton <
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
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.
This would still leave the First Folio of 1623 the first "collected
plays" in the sense of plays and plays alone.
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