For the first time, a photographic facsimile of the First Folio of Shakespeare's plays is available in one affordable volume. Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies gives actors, directors, and anyone interested in Shakespeare access to the plays as Shakespeare envisioned them. In returning to the original text, actors and directors can find answers to the many problems they find preparing a play of Shakespeare. Included is the introduction to acting from the First Folio and its accompanying acting guide and glossary, making this the most valuable tool for all who love the Bard.
....Lacking A1 verses to the reader, 32 leaves supplied in facsimile, including title, 9 preliminaries and final 4 leaves, cropped with some loss of headlines, few marginal repairs affecting text, some browning and staining.) 20th-century burgundy morocco gilt, green morocco lettering-pieces on front cover, edges gilt, by Birdsall (few minor scuffs); green cloth slipcase.
SHAKESPEARE'S SECOND FOLIO. The Second Folio is essentially a page-for-page reprint of the First, though Greg notes that while "many errors were introduced in the course of reprinting, the text of the present edition shows signs of careful, if unauthorized revision." Bartlett 120; Greg III, pp.1113-15; Pforzheimer 906; STC 22274. Sold not subject to return.