The First Quarto of King Richard III by William ShakespeareThe First Quarto of King Richard III by William Shakespeare

The First Quarto of King Richard III

byWilliam ShakespeareEditorPeter Davison

Paperback | September 24, 2007

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There are 2,000 verbal differences between the text of the First Quarto of Shakespeare's Richard III (1597) and the version in the First Folio (1623). In this Quarto edition the text is accompanied by a collation of variant readings and substantial textual notes. Peter Davison argues that Shakespeare's company, the Lord Chamberlain's Men, used a memorially reconstructed text of Richard III during a touring performance of the play, and that text provided the manuscript for the 1597 Quarto. The result is a breakthrough in textual studies.
William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616 Although there are many myths and mysteries surrounding William Shakespeare, a great deal is actually known about his life. He was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, son of John Shakespeare, a prosperous merchant and local politician and Mary Arden, who had the wealth to send their oldest son to Stratford Gra...
Title:The First Quarto of King Richard IIIFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.47 inPublished:September 24, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521042070

ISBN - 13:9780521042079

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Table of Contents

List of figures; Preface; Abbreviations and conventions; Introduction; Characters in order of appearance; The play; Textual notes.

Editorial Reviews

'Peter Davison's edition of Richard III's first quarto is outstanding and important; it is brightly committed, packed with fresh data, and even amusing ... I think this edition, especially for its close, exact data on acting tours, will regard anyone concerned with the Tudor stage ... Altogether this is an exuberant, scholarly, usually compelling, and ground-breaking edition of one of the most intriguing of the Spakespeare quartos.' Notes and Queries