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University of Saskatchewan
ENG 204
Alison Muri

English 204 1 Jan 25th 2012 - They are showing that authorship is becoming more important - Ephemera: a book that individuals do not value enough to keep around Folding and printing process: gathering of folio pages - Largely controlled by the Stationers Company Present view of texts and authors - Older view; there was a single, primary author of original genius who produced the plays: the ideal book is one that contains a “pure” text (all the “corruptions” of other hands have been removed) - Present view; any text is embedded in a wider social, historical and political context st o Including our own early 21 century experience o Including the medium itself and the circumstances of its production First folio - Published 7 years after Shakespeares death - First time a book of plays was published in folio in English - Shows a face to the name Shakespeare o The “great work” were the ancients – the Greeks – so you might have gotten some of the ancient plays - Says Shakespeare’s one of the greats - ‘published to the true original copies” English 204 2 Jan 25th 2012 o Selling point To the Reader. This Figure, that thou here seest put, The image is cut, the engraver had It was for gentle Shakespeare cut; to out due to life not all of Wherein the Grauer had a strife with Nature, to out-doo the life : Shakespeare is captured within this image, the face is ca
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