9780787660079

William Shakespeare

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    9780787660079

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  • Copyright: 2002-09-01
  • Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

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Table of Contents

Plan of the Series xxvii
Introduction xxix
A Note on the Text xxxv
Acknowledgments xxxvi
Short Titles of Works Cited in this Volume 3(2)
Baptism through the Lost Years'': 1564-1591 5(22)
1564
William Shakespeare's Birth and Name
5(4)
Box: A Note on Dates during Shakespeare's Life
Facsimile: Shakespeare's Baptismal Record
1566
Gilbert Shakespeare's Baptismal Record
9(1)
1569
Joan Shakespeare's Baptismal Record
10(1)
The Queen's Players and the Earl of Worcester's Players Visit Stratford-upon-Avon
10(1)
1571
Anne Shakespeare's Baptismal Record
10(1)
1573
Visit of the Earl of Leicester's Players
10(1)
1574
Richard Shakespeare's Baptismal Record
10(2)
Box: Money in the Elizabethan and Jacobean Eras
1576
Visit of the Earl of Worcester's Players
12(1)
1578
Visit of the Earl of Worcester's Players
12(1)
1579
Anne Shakespeare's Burial Record
12(1)
Visits of the Lord Strange's Players and the Countess of Essex's Players
12(1)
1580
Inquest on the Body of Katherine Hamlett
13(1)
Edmund Shakespeare's Baptismal Record
13(1)
Visit of the Earl of Derby's Players
13(3)
Box: An Age of Exploration and Colonization
Box: A Touring Company Performance
1581
The Will of Alexander Hoghton of Lea, Esquire
16(1)
Visits of the Earl of Worcester's Players and Lord Berkley's Players
17(1)
1582
Visit of the Earl of Worcester's Players
17(1)
Records of Shakespeare's Marriage
17(2)
Entry in Bishop Whitgift's Register naming Anne Whatley
Facsimile and transcription: Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway's Marriage License Bond
Box: Acting as a Profession
1583
Susanna Shakespeare
19(1)
Fascimile: Susanna Shakespeare's Baptismal Record Epitaph
1584
Visits of the Lord Berkley's Players and the Lord Chandos's Players
20(1)
1585
Visits of the Earl of Oxford's Players, the Earl of Worcester's Players, and the Earl of Essex's Players
21(1)
Hamnet and Judith Shakespeare's Baptismal Record
21(1)
Facsimile: Hamnet and Judith Shakespeare's Baptismal Record
1587
Visit of Unidentified Players
21(1)
1588
Visits of the Queen's Players, the Earl of Essex's Players, the Earl of Leicester's Players, and an Unidentified Company
21(2)
Box: On the Charms of Plays
Record of John Shakespeare's Lawsuit against John Lambert in which William Shakespeare Is Named
23(2)
1589
Allusion to an ur-Hamlet in Nashe's Preface to Greene's Menaphon
25(2)
The Elizabethan Years: 1592-March 1603 27(110)
1592
Henslowe Records Performances of a Play about King Henry VI
28(2)
John Shakespeare Cited for Failing to Attend Church
30(1)
Allusion to Shakespeare in Greene's Groats-worth of Witte
30(2)
Box: Signature Designations
Possible Allusion to 1 Henry PI in Nashe's Pierce Penilesse
32(3)
Box: Shakespeare's Work on Sir Thomas More
1593
Possible Allusion to Shakespeare in Chettle's Kind-Harts Dreame
35(3)
Henslowe Records Performances of a Play about Henry VI
38(1)
Shakespeare's First Publication
38(1)
Stationers' Entry for Venus and Adonis
Fascimile: Tide page for Venus and Adonis
Box: Quartos and Folios
Box: The Stationers' Company
The Dedication of Venus and Adonis to the Earl of Southampton
39(1)
Stonley Buys a Copy of Venus and Adonis
40(1)
Reynolds Interprets Venus and Adonis
40(1)
1594
Henslowe Records Performances of Titus Andronicus and Other Plays
40(1)
Stationers' Register Entries
41(1)
Entries for Titus Andronicus, The First Part of the Contention betwixt the two famous Houses of Yorke and Lancaster, The Taming of a Shrew, The Rape of Lucrece, and Venus and Adonis
Publications
41(1)
Transcribed title page for Venus and Adonis
Facsimile: Title page for The Rape of Lucrece
Facsimile: Title page for Titus Andronicus
Facsimile: Title page for The First Part of the Contention betwixt the two famous Houses of Yorke and Lancaster
The Dedication of The Rape of Lucrece to the Earl of Southampton
42(1)
Shakespeare's Company Paid for a Court Performance
42(1)
Probable Allusion to Titus Andronicus in A Knacke to know a Knave
43(1)
Possible Allusion to The Rape of Lucrece in Drayton's Matilda
44(1)
Allusion to The Rape of Lucrece in Har.'s Epicedium
44(1)
Allusion to W. S. and The Rape of Lucrece in Willobie His Avisa
45(5)
Box: On Printing Plays
Box: The Reliability of Shakespeare's Texts
Account of an Attempted Performance of The Comedy of Errors in Gesta Grayorum
50(2)
1595
Stationers' Register Entry
52(1)
Entry for Edward III
Possible Allusion to Richard III in Hoby's Letter to Cecil
53(1)
Publications
53(1)
Facsimile: Title page for The True Tragedy of Richard Duke of York
Facsimile: Title page for The Lamentable Tragedy of Locrine
Allusion to Shakespeare in Covell's Polimanteia
54(1)
1596
A New Year's Performance of Titus Andronicus
55(1)
Stationers' Register Entry
55(1)
Entry for Venus and Adonis
Publications
55(1)
Transcribed title pages for Venus and Adonis and Edward III
Facsimile: Hamnet Shakespeare's burial record
Box: The Price of a Play
John Shakespeare's Request for a Grant of Arms
56(2)
Box: The Hierarchy of the Gentry
Writ of Attachment Requested against Shakespeare and Others
58(1)
Possible Allusion to The Taming of the Shrew in Harington's The Metamorphosis of Ajax
58(1)
Allusion to Hamlet in Lodge's Wits Miserie
59(1)
Shakespeare's Company Paid for Court Performance
60(1)
1597
Shakespeare's Purchase of New Place
61(2)
Shakespeare Confirms Ownership of New Place
63(2)
Box: London's Mayor Requests a Ban on Plays Stationers' Register Entries
65(1)
Stationers' Register Entries
65(1)
Entries for Richard II and Richard III
Publications
66(1)
Transcribed title page for Richard II
Facsimile: Title page for Richard III
Facsimile: Title page for Romeo and Juliet
Record Showing Shakespeare as a Tax Defaulter
66(1)
Box: The Table of Contents of the Northumberland Manuscript
Lord Chamberlain's Men Paid for Court Performances
67(1)
1598
Letter from Sturley to Quiney Mentioning Shakespeare
67(4)
Shakespeare Listed as Hoarding Grain
71(1)
Stationers' Register Entries
72(1)
Entries for 1 Henry IV and The Merchant of Venice
Publications
72(1)
Transcribed title pages for The Rape of Lucrece, Richard II, and Richard III
Facsimile: Title page for 1 Henry IV
Facsimile: Title page for Love's Labor's Lost
London Tax Indenture Listing Shakespeare
72(1)
Letter from Richard Quiney to Shakespeare
73(2)
Letter from Adrian to Richard Quiney Mentioning Shakespeare
75(1)
Letter from Sturley to Richard Quiney Mentioning Shakespeare
75(3)
Box: Blood Sports and Executions
Shakespeare Is Paid for a Load of Stone
78(1)
Allen's Bill of Complaint Regarding The Theatre
78(4)
Facsimile: Page from The Workes of Benjamin Jonson listing Shakespeare
Allusion to Shakespeare in Barnfield's The Encomion of Lady Pecunia
82(1)
Allusion to Romeo and Juliet in Marston's The Scourge of Villanie
82(1)
Allusions to Shakespeare and His Plays in Meres's Palladis Tamia
82(4)
Allusion to Love's Labor's Lost in Tofte's Alba
86(1)
Shakespeare Listed as a Tax Defaulter
86(1)
The Lord Chamberlain's Men Paid for Performances
86(1)
Harvey's Comments on Shakespeare
86(1)
Shakespeare's Poetry Mocked in The First Part of the Return from Parnassus
87(3)
Box: The Globe in Southwark
1599
Shakespeare Identified as a Sharer in the Globe
90(5)
Further Details of Shakespeare's Share of the Globe
95(1)
Possible Allusion to 1 Henry IV in Whyte's Letter to Sidney
96(3)
Box: A Royal Edict on the Production of Plays
Brend's Property Inventory Listing Shakespeare
99(1)
Platter Sees Julius Caesar
99(1)
Shakespeare Listed on Exchequer Pipe Roll
100(1)
Publications
100(1)
Transcribed title pages for Venus and Adonis, Romeo and Juliet, 1 Henry IV, and The Passionate Pilgrime
Weever's Poem About Shakespeare in Epigrammes
100(1)
Box: Shakespeare Cited on the Title Page of Pinner of Wakefield
John Shakespeare's Grant of Arms
101(1)
Shakespeare's Company Paid for Court Performances
102(1)
1600
A Contract to Build the Fortune Theater
102(2)
Stationers' Register Entries
104(1)
Entries for As You Like It, Henry V, Much Ado about Nothing, 2 Henry IV, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and The Merchant of Venice
Publications
104(1)
Transcribed title pages for The Rape of Lucrece, Titus Andronicus, The True Tragedy of Richard Duke of York, and The First Part of the Contention betwixt the two famous houses of York and Lancaster
Facsimile: Title page for The Merchant of Venice
Facsimile: Title page for A Midsummer Night's Dream
Facsimile: Title page for Much Ado about Nothing
Facsimile: Title page for 2 Henry IV
Facsimile: Title page for Henry V
Allusion to 1 Henry IV in the Life of Sir John Oldcastle
105(1)
The Publication of Englands Helicon
106(1)
Shakespeare Listed on Exchequer Pipe Roll
107(1)
Allusion to Justices Silence and Shallow in Percy's Letter
107(1)
Allusion to Shakespeare in Bodenham's Bel-vedere
107(3)
Allusion to Falstaff in Jonson's Every Man Out of His Humor
110(1)
Possible Allusions to Shakespeare and an Early Version of Macbeth in Kemp's Nine Daies Wonder
110(2)
Allusions to Venus and Adonis and Lucrece in Lane's Tom Tel Troths Message
112(1)
Allusion to the Globe in Rowlands's The Letting of Humours Blood
112(1)
Allusion to Falstaff in a Letter from the Countess of Southampton to the Earl of Southampton
112(1)
Shakespeare's Company Paid for Court Performances
113(1)
1601
A Performance of Richard II and the Essex Rebellion
113(3)
Shakespeare and His Wife Named in Whittington's Will
116(1)
John Shakespeare's Burial Record
116(1)
The Publication of Chester's Love's Martyr
117(1)
Allusions to Richard III and 1 Henry IV in The Whipping of the Satyre
117(1)
Allusion to 1 Henry IV in Weever's The Mirror of Martyrs
117(1)
Allusions to Shakespeare in The Returne From Pernassus
118(4)
Allusion to Richard III in Marston's What You Will
122(1)
Shakespeare's Company Paid for Court Performances
122(1)
1602
Stationers' Register Entries
122(1)
Entries for The Merry Wives of Windsor, 1 and 2 Henry VI, Titus Andronicus, and Hamlet
Publications
123(1)
Transcriptions of the tide pages for Venus and Adonis, Henry V, and Richard III
Facsimile: Title page for The Merry Wives of Windsor
Manningham Sees Twelfth Night and Reports a Story about Shakespeare and Richard Burbage
124(2)
The Shakespeare Coat of Arms Questioned
126(1)
John Shakespeare Defended in the College of Arms
126(1)
Deed of Conveyance for Land in Stratford
126(3)
Hercules Underhill Acknowledges Shakespeare's Ownership of New Place
129(2)
Box: The Swan and the Other Theaters of London
Shakespeare Buys a Cottage in Chapel Lane
131(1)
Richard Vennar Causes a Scandal at the Swan
132(1)
Box: John Chamberlain's Account of the Vennar Incident
Allusions to The Comedy of Errors and Justice Shallow in Dekker's Satiro-mastix
133(1)
Shakespeare's Company Paid for Court Performances
134(1)
1603
Stationers' Register Entries
134(1)
Entries for Troilus and Cressida, Richard II, Richard III, and 1 Henry IV
Facsimile: Title page for Hamlet
Box: The First Quarto of Hamlet
Allusion to Shakespeare in Chettle's Englandes Mourning Garment
134(2)
Allusion to Shakespeare in ``A mournefull Dittie''
136(1)
The Jacobean Years: April 1603-1616 137(116)
1603
Shakespeare's Company Becomes the King's Men
138(1)
Box: A Stationer's Record of Shakespeare's Plays
The King's Men Paid for Court Performances
139(2)
Possible Allusions to The Rape of Lucrece and Two Plays in Saint Marie Magdalens Conversion
141(1)
Shakespeare Named in Camden's ``Certaine Poemes''
141(1)
Possible Allusion to Shakespeare in Davies's Microcosmos
142(1)
The King's Men Paid for Court Performances
142(1)
1604
Possible Allusion to A Midsummer Night's Dream in Carleton's Letter to Chamberlain
143(2)
Box: Satan at the Globe
The King's Men Paid for Being Unable to Perform
145(1)
The King's Men Paid for Court Performances
145(1)
The King's Men Congratulated in Dugdale's The Time Triumphant
146(1)
Allusion to Love's Labor's Lost in Cope's Letter to Cecil
146(1)
Box and Facsimile: The King's Men in the Coronation Procession
The King's Men Paid for Attendance on the Spanish Ambassador
146(1)
Shakespeare Listed in Survey of Rowington Manor
146(1)
Shakespeare's Involvement in Belott's Suit against Mountjoy
146(5)
Shakespeare's Suit against Rogers
151(1)
Publications
152(1)
Transcription of the title page for 1 Henry IV
Facsimile: Title page for Hamlet
Allusion to Shakespeare in Cooke's Epigrames
153(1)
Allusion to The Comedy of Errors in Dekker's The Honest Whore
153(1)
Allusions to Falstaff and The Comedy of Errors in The Meeting of Gallants
153(1)
Allusion to Titus Andronicus in Middleton's Father Hubburds Tales
154(1)
Allusion to Falstaff in Persons's Of Three Conversions of England
155(1)
Allusions to Shakespeare and Hamlet in Scoloker's Daiphantus
155(2)
The King's Men Paid for Court Performances
157(1)
1605
Publications
158(1)
Transcription of the title page for Richard III
Facsimile: Title page for The London Prodigall
Shakespeare Named in Phillips's Will
158(1)
Shakespeare Leases the Stratford Tithes
158(7)
Hubaud's Bond to Shakespeare
165(1)
Allusion to Shakespeare in Poulet's Letter to Vincent
165(1)
Allusion to Hamlet in Ratseis Ghost
166(2)
Allusion to 2 Henry IV in Breton's A Poste with a Packet of madde Letters
168(1)
Allusion to Hamlet in Eastward Hoe
168(1)
Possible Allusion to The Rape of Lucrece in The Strange Fortune of Alerane
169(1)
Allusion to Hamlet in Smith's Voiage and Entertainment in Rushia
169(2)
Allusion to Justice Shallow in Woodhouse's The Flea
171(1)
The King's Men Paid for Court Performances
171(2)
1606
Shakespeare Listed in Hubaud's Inventory
173(1)
The Globe Ordered to Repair Its Sewers
173(1)
Box: A Statute on Blasphemy
Shakespeare Listed in Survey of Rowington Manor
173(1)
Allusion to Richard III in Barnes's Foure Bookes of Offices
173(1)
The King's Men Paid for Court Performances
174(1)
1607
Stationers' Register Entries
174(1)
Entries for Romeo and Juliet, Love's Labor's Lost, The Taming of a Shrew, Hamlet, and King Lear
Publications
174(1)
Transcriptions of title pages for The Taming of a Shrew, The Rape of Lucrece, and Venus and Adonis
Raworth Sanctioned for Printing Venus and Adonis
174(1)
Susanna Shakespeare's Marriage to John Hall
175(1)
Edward Shakespeare's Burial Record
175(1)
Edmund Shakespeare's Burial Record
175(1)
Allusion to Venus and Adonis in The Fayre Mayde of the Exchange
175(1)
Allusion to Shakespeare in Barksted's Mirrha The Mother of Adonis
176(1)
Possible Allusions to Richard III and Twelfth Night in Dekker's A Knights Conjuring
177(2)
Allusion to Hamlet in Dekker and Webster's West-ward Hoe
179(1)
Allusion to Venus and Adonis in Merrie Conceited Jests of George Peele
179(1)
Allusion to A Midsummer Night's Dream in Sharpham's The Fleire
179(1)
The King's Men Paid for Court Performances
180(1)
Shipboard Performances of Richard II and Hamlet
180(1)
Box: Playwrights as Directors
1608
Elizabeth Hall's Baptismal Record
180(1)
Stationers' Register Entries
181(1)
Entries for A Yorkshire Tragedy, Pericles, and Antony and Cleopatra
Publications
181(1)
Transcribed title pages for 1 Henry IV, Richard II, and Venus and Adonis
Facsimile: Title page for King Lear
Facsimile: Title page for A Yorkshire Tragedy
Allusion to Performances of Shakespeare's Play in Wilkins's The Painfull Adventures of Pericles Prince of Tyre
182(1)
Shakespeare's Lease for the Blackfriar's Theater
182(4)
Mary Shakespeare's Burial Record
186(1)
Allusion to Hamlet in Armin's A Nest of Ninnies
186(1)
Allusion to Hamlet in Dekker's The Dead Tearme
187(1)
Allusion to Hamlet in Dekker's Lanthorne and Candle-light
188(2)
Allusion to Venus and Adonis in Machin and Markham's The Dumbe Knight
190(1)
Allusion to Venus and Adonis in Middleton's A Mad World, My Masters
190(1)
The Venetian Ambassador Attends a Performance of Pericles
190(1)
Possible Allusion to Anne Hathaway
190(1)
The King's Men Paid for Court Performances
191(1)
Shakespeare's Suit against Addenbrooke
191(4)
1609
Stationers' Register Entries
195(1)
Entries for Troilus and Cressida and Sonnets
Publications
195(1)
Transcribed title page for Romeo and Juliet
Facsimile: Title page and dedication page for Shakespeare's Sonnets
Facsimile: Title page for Troilus and Cressida
Facsimile: Title page for Pericles
Preface to The Famous Historie of Troylus and Cresseid
195(1)
Alleyn Buys a Copy of Shakespeare's Sonnets
196(1)
Greene Stays at New Place
196(1)
Pericles and King Lear Performed at Gowthwaite Hall
196(1)
Possible Allusion to Shakespeare in Davies's Humours Heav'n on Earth
197(1)
Possible Allusion to Julius Caesar in Everie Woman in her Humor
198(1)
Possible Allusion to Pericles in Pimlyco
198(1)
Possible Allusion to The Taming of the Shrew in A whole crew of kind Gossips
199(1)
The King's Men Paid for Being Unable to Perform
200(1)
1610
Publication
200(1)
Transcribed title page for Venus and Adonis
The Prince of Wirtemberg Sees Othello at the Globe
200(1)
Jackson sees Othello in Oxford
201(1)
Allusion to the Globe in Heath's Two Centuries Of Epigrammes
201(1)
Allusion to Falstaff in Sharpe's More Fooles Yet
202(1)
Forman Sees Macbeth, Cymbeline, and The Winter's Tale
202(4)
The King's Men Paid for Court Performances
206(1)
1611
Publications
206(1)
Transcribed title pages for Hamlet, Pericles, and Titus Andronicus
Facsimile: Title page for King John
Shakespeare's Land Purchase Confirmed
206(1)
Shakespeare Named in Stratford Highway Bill
207(1)
Shakespeare Listed in Johnson's Inventory
207(1)
Bill of Complaint Regarding the Stratford Tithes
208(1)
Allusion to the Globe in Cooke's Greene's Tu quoque
208(1)
Poem about Shakespeare and an Allusion to Venus and Adonis in Davies's The Scourge of Folly
209(1)
Allusion to Falstaff in Field's Amends for Ladies
209(1)
Allusion to Falstaff in Speed's The History of Great Britaine
210(1)
The Master of the Revels' Account of Plays Performed
210(1)
The King's Men Paid for Court Performances
211(1)
Harington's List of Shakespeare's Plays
211(2)
1612
Gilbert Shakespeare's Burial Record
213(1)
Vaux's Complaint about an Incident at the Globe
213(2)
Publications
215(1)
Transcribed title pages for Richard III and The Passionate Pilgrim
Facsimile: Tide page for A Funerall Elegy
Allusions to Shakespeare and Henry V in Heywood's An Apology Far Actors
215(1)
Allusion to Shakespeare in Webster's Preface to The White Divel
216(1)
1613
Richard Shakespeare's Burial Record
217(1)
Publications
217(1)
Transcribed title pages for 1 Henry IV and Thomas Cromwell
Shakespeare's Purchase of the Blackfriar's Gatehouse
217(2)
Shakespeare Mortgages the Blackfriar's Gatehouse
219(2)
Shakespeare and Burbage Paid for Impresa
221(1)
The King's Men Paid for Court Performances
221(1)
Allusion to Shakespeare in Digges's Inscription in de Vega's Rimas
222(1)
Account of the Burning of the Globe in Lorkin's Letter to Puckering
222(1)
Account of the Burning of the Globe in Wotton's Letter to Bacon
222(1)
Account of the Burning of the Globe in Bluett's Letter to Weeks
223(1)
Account of the Burning of the Globe in Chamberlain's Letter to Winwood
223(1)
Account of the Burning and Rebuilding of the Globe in The Annales
223(1)
Report of the Burning of the Globe in The Abridgement of the English Chronicle
224(1)
Allusion to the Burning of the Globe in Taylor's A nest of Epigrams
224(1)
Allusion to the Globe in Taylor's The Water Mens Suit
224(3)
The King's Men Paid for Court Performances
227(1)
Shakespeare Named in the Will of John Combe
227(1)
1614
Rights to Publish The Rape of Lucrece Transferred
227(1)
Allusion to the Rebuilt Globe in Chamberlain's Letter to Carleton
227(1)
A Preacher Is Entertained at New Place
228(1)
Publication
228(1)
Transcribed title page for Englands Helicon
Possible Allusion to Richard III in Brooke's The Ghost Of Richard The Third
228(1)
Allusion to Shakespeare in Camden's Remaines
229(1)
Allusions to Plays in Johnson's Preface to Bartholomew Fayre
230(2)
Allusion to Hamlet in Scott's The Philosopher's Banquet
232(1)
Allusion to Pericles in Tailor's The Hogge Hath Lost His Pearle
232(1)
Porter's Epigram on Shakespeare
233(1)
Epigram on Shakespeare in Freeman's Rubbe, And a great Cast
233(1)
Shakespeare's Possible Involvement in an Enclosure Effort
233(2)
The King's Men Paid for Court Performances
235(1)
1615
Publication
236(1)
Transcribed title page for Richard II
The King's Men Paid for Court Performances
236(1)
Allusion to Shakespeare in F.B.'s Poem
236(1)
Possible Allusion to Shakespeare in The New Metamorphosis
236(2)
Shakespeare Named in Howes and Stow's The Annales
238(1)
Shakespeare's Suit against Bacon
238(1)
1616
Shakespeare Named in Bolton's Draft for Hypercritica
239(1)
Judith Shakespeare's Marriage to Thomas Quiney
239(1)
The King's Men Paid for Court Performances
240(1)
Fascimile: William Shakespeare's Burial Record
Shakespeare's Epitaphs
240(1)
Shakespeare's Will
240(9)
Transcriptions and facsimile
Publication
249(1)
Transcribed title page for The Rape of Lucrece
Possible Allusions to Antony'' and Cleopatra and The Comedy of Errors in Anton's The Philosophers Satyrs
249(2)
Allusion to Richard III in Breton's The Good And The Badde
251(1)
Allusions to Hamlet and The Rape of Lucrece in Beaumont and Fletcher's The Scornful Ladie
251(1)
Basse's Poem about Shakespeare
251(2)
Shakespeare's Posthumous Reputation and the First Folio 253(60)
1617
Publication
253(1)
Transcribed title page for Venus and Adonis
1619
Stationers' Register Entry
253(1)
Entry for The Merchant of Venice
Publications
253(1)
Transcribed title pages for Henry V, King Lear, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Whole Contention between the Two Famous Houses, Lancaster and York, and A Yorkshire Tragedy
Allusions to Shakespeare in Jonson's ``Conversations with Drummond''
254(1)
1620
Publication
255(1)
Title page of Venus and Adonis
1621
Stationers' Register Entry
255(1)
Entry for Othello
1622
Publications
255(1)
Transcribed title pages for Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, and 1 Henry IV
Facsimile: Title page for Othello
Epistle to the Reader from Othello
256(1)
1623
Anne Hathaway's Burial
256(1)
Stationers' Register Entries
256(1)
Entries for plays to be included in the First Folio
Preliminary Material in the First Folio
257(8)
Facsimile: Title page for the First Folio
Facsimile: Jonson's note ``To the Reader''
Facsimile and transcription: ``To the great Variety of Readers''
Dedication
Commendatory Verses
Jonson
Hugh Holland
L. Digges
I.M.Digges
Facsimile: List of actors
Facsimile: Table of Contents
Facsimile: First page of The Tempest
Facsimile: Last page of Othello
Facsimile: Last page of Henry VIII
Facsimile: Page from Hamlet
Jonson's Timber, or Discoveries
265(1)
Epistle to the Reader and Commendatory Verse from Poems: Written
265(3)
Wil. Shakespeare
Entries from Ward's Diary
268(1)
Facsimile: Title page for The Taming of the Shrew
Aubrey's Lives
269(6)
Appendix
Eyewitnesses and Historians
275(3)
Platter's Observations (1599)
Baron Waldstein's Diary (1600)
Letter of Ottaviano Lotti (1605)
Letter of John Chamberlain (1608)
Letter of Antimo Galli (1613)
Politics and the Theater
278(3)
Letter of Dudley Carleton (1605)
Letter of John Harington (1606)
Regulations for the Theater
281(4)
The Book of Common Prayer (1559)
An Act of the Privy Council (1600)
An Act of the Privy Council (1601)
A Privy Council Warrant (1604)
A Letter Attributed to George Chapman (1608)
George Buc's License to Perform The Second Maiden's Tragedy (1611)
Prologues, Epilogues, Epistles to Readers, and Excerpts from Plays
285(4)
Marston's Letter to the Reader of The Malcontent (1604)
Commendatory Poem for Jonson's Sejanus (1605)
Prologue and Epilogue for Marston's Parasitaster (1606)
Note to the Reader of Marston's The Wonder of women (1606)
Heywood's Preface to The Rape of Lucrece (1608)
Jonson's Prefatory Poem for Epicoene (1609)
Jonson on the Audience in The Masque of Queenes (1609)
Address to the Reader and Prologue for The Roaring Girle (1611)
Epigrams and Satires
289(15)
Greene's Francescos Fortunes (1590)
Greenes, Groats-worth of witte (1592)
Nashe's Christs Teares Over Jerusalem (1593)
Rankins's Seaven Satyes Applyed to the Weeke (1598)
Davies and Marlowe's Epigrammes and Elegies (1599)
Weever's Epigrammes in the oldest cut, and newest fashion (1599)
Rowlands's The Letting Of Humours Blood In The Head-Vaine (1600)
A Translation of Dedekind's Grobianus et Grobiana (1605)
Merrie Conceited Jests of George Peele Gentleman (1607)
Dekker's The Guls Horne-booke (1609)
Parrot's Laquei ridiculosi (1613)
Wither's Abuses Stript, And Whipt (1613)
Breton's I would, And would not (1614)
Overbury's New And Choice Characters (1615)
Stephens's Satyrical Essayes Characters And Others (1615)
Jonson's Epigrammes (1616)
Anti-Theatrical Tracts
304(2)
Stubbes's ``Of Stage-playes and Enterluds, with their wickednes'' (1583)
Rainolds's Th'overthrow of Stage-Playes (1599)
Vaughan's The Golden grove (1600)
A Defense of Actors
306(4)
Heywood's An Apology for Actors (1612)
Practical Matters
310(2)
Inventories of Theatrical Costumes and Properties (1598)
Serlio's The Second Booke of Architecture (1611)
Rid's The Art of Jugling or Legerdemaine (1612)
Education
312(1)
Letter of Gager (1592)
Checklist of Further Reading 313(6)
Cumulative Index 319

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