Chronicle of the English Drama Volume 2

Chronicle of the English Drama Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...from this relatively unimportant matter to the more interesting question, Why was not Pericles printed in the 1623 Folio, since it is undoubtedly in great part written by Shakespeare? I will firstly note the S. R. entries. The Quartos "entered to other men" were manifestly placed at the disposal of the 1623 editors (for a consideration, of course) for their Folio, although the other men retained their right to issue subsequent Quartos, as they did in many instances. But to this rule there is one exception, that of Thomas Pavier. He allowed (perhaps could not prevent) their printing perfect copies of 2, 3 Henry 6 and Henry 5, of which he had issued most insufficient versions; but of other plays he deliberately retained an obstinate grasp. The Contention of York and Lancaster was "set over" to him, 1602, April 19, by T. Millington, "salvo jure cujuscunque," which may have reserved the right of the " grand possessor" to print a more perfect version; and Henry 5 on 1600, Aug. 14, by the same T. Millington and T. Busbie, no doubt with the same reservation. But in the 1602 entry another play, Titus and Andronicus, is mentioned; and on 4th Aug. 1626 his widow assigned to Brewster and Bird the "play" of Henry 5, "Master Pavier's right to Shakespeare's plays, or any of them, and Titus and Andronicus." What the "Shakespeare's plays" here mentioned were appear from Bird's assignment to Cotes, 1630, Nov. 8, of Henry 5, Titus and Andronicus, Pericles, and The Yorkshire Tragedy. Now, this Titus and Andronicus could not have been the play that has come down to us, for Quartos of that had been issued in 1600 and 1611. It does not appear at first sight that it ever was printed, and yet surely...show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236559649
  • 9781236559647