Bad Quartos and the Myth of the Memorial Reconstruction

Shakespearean scholars have long imagined that Elizabethan actors would help publish pirate copies of Shakespeare’s plays for a few shillings on the side by reconstructing them from memory, but could this have actually happened?

When the First Folio of Shakespeare’s plays was published in 1623, half of its thirty-six plays had previously been published individually in…

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Pauline Montagna

Pauline Montagna

Writer and Self-Publisher. Author of The Slave, Suburban Terrors and Not Wisely but Too Well. You’ll find my books on Smashwords and me on Facebook and Twitter.