William Shakespeare, Quartos, A midsummer night's dreame, 1600 [1619] - title page

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Date:1619

Description:A Midsummer Night’s Dream: The ‘quarto’ text titlepage.

The title page of the paper-back pamphlet, or ‘quarto’ version of Shakespeare’s plays often carried an advertising by-line concerning the play’s popularity. For A Midsummer Night’s Dream it is clear that the play had been performed several times by the company of actors to which Shakespeare belonged whose patron was the Lord Chamberlain of the court of Queen Elizabeth I.

Full Title: William Shakespeare, A midsommer nights dreame. As it hath beene sundry times publikely acted, Written by William Shakespeare. [London], Printed by James Roberts, 1600. [i.e. William Jaggard for Thomas Pavier, 1619].


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