Dedications to Printed Plays--
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0564 Thursday, 15 June 2006
From: Marcus Dahl <
Date: Thursday, 15 Jun 2006 02:30:07 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 17.0559 Dedications to Printed Plays--
Comment: Re: SHK 17.0559 Dedications to Printed Plays--
Yes but wasn't the startling statement of Jonson's Works that it was
printed in the expensive and expansive 'Folio' format - complete with
impressive Frontispiece and dedications etc.
What format were these other smaller Works issued in?
e.g. If a small but aspirant poet (say Andrew Motion) published his
'Works' in a Penguin 60 sized text (modern Octavo??) we might not take
his claim to greater immortality quite so seriously as we might have
done had he published them in a Folio sized edition (which is STILL very
expensive to buy - more than