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Feb 16, 2022

In today's episode, we are exploring the first official publications of Shakespeare's plays: the quartos and the first Folio. What even is a quarto versus a folio? Let's find out!

Shakespeare Anyone? is created and produced by Kourtney Smith and Elyse Sharp.

Note: When this episode was recorded, Kourtney Smith was "Korey Leigh Smith".

Episode written and researched by Kourtney Smith.

Music is "Neverending Minute" by Sounds Like Sander.

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Works referenced:

“An Introduction to This Text: Hamlet.” Edited by Barbara Mowat and Paul Werstine, Folger Shakespeare Library, Folger Shakespeare Library, Accessed on 1 Feb. 2022, from https://shakespeare.folger.edu/shakespeares-works/hamlet/an-introduction-to-this-text/. 

Bryson, Bill. “Ch. 8 Death.” Shakespeare: The World as Stage, Harper Perennial, New York, NY, 2007, pp. 156–165.

“DIY Quarto: Printing Quartos in Shakespeare’s Time.” Edited by Kathleen Lynch and Justine DeCamillis, Folger Shakespeare Library, Folger Shakespeare Library, Accessed on 1 Feb. 2022, from https://www.folger.edu/publishing-shakespeare/diy-quarto. 

Marchant, Kat. “Dr Kat and Holinshed's Chronicles.” YouTube, YouTube, 13 Nov. 2020, Accessed 1 Feb. 2022, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WBw3XB-qyo.

Paul, Richard. Shakespeare Unlimited Podcast, performance by Dr. Emma Smith, et al., episode 47, Folger Shakespeare Library, 3 May 2016. Accessed 31 Jan. 2022.

“What Is a First Folio?” Folger Shakespeare Library, Accessed 1 Feb. 2022, from https://www.folger.edu/shakespeare/first-folio/faq.