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1st Edition

Shakespeare: The Four Folios

ISBN 9780415158787
Published July 22, 1997 by Routledge
3882 Pages

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Book Description

Shakespeare's Four Folios were published between 1623 and 1685. Although 'folio' refers to the large size of the books, it is also a reflection of the standing in which the plays and their author were held. Up until the publication of the First Folio, works of literature had never before been produced in such large and luxurious a format. In each of the folios, the 26 plays are arranged in genres of Comedies, Histories and Tragedies and include introductory notes by the editors, Heming and Condell. Routledge/Thoemmes Press have re-published the Four Folios in their original size and format, as they would have appeared in the 17th Century.

Table of Contents

Folio 1 [1623] 0415162211 985pp
Folio 2 [1632] 041516222X 976pp
Folio 3 [1664] 0415162238 1001pp
Folio 4 [1685] 0415162246 920pp

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