All posts tagged: Shakespeare’s folios

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King Lear: 400 years of the second quarto of Shakespeare’s great tragedy

We are so used to today’s definitive texts that it is easy to forget how elusive in the early modern period a definitive text can be. Indeed, literary experts still argue about whether early volumes of Shakespeare are the same play or different versions. It’s something that a trip to the University of London’s Senate […]

Shakespeare scintillation: Senate House Library’s first folios

Image: Spine of the Sterling first folio What, one might wonder, remains to be said about any single known Shakespeare first folios? Have not Anthony West’s 2003 detailed twenty-first censuses, alone and with Eric Rasmussen’s 2011 publication covered everything? Not quite, says Dr Karan Attar, and both the Senate House Library first folios have repaid […]