The Shakespeare Thefts

Interesting text, about the known histories and recurring fabulation of the extant copies of the near-mythic Shakespeare’s First Folio.

One of the more surprising, serendipitous discoveries in my wandering way. The downtown library, cool respite on a hot spring afternoon. I happened across the title and read about half the book, sitting on a bench in the library, engaged. I noted the title and looked for it, discovering it in a bookstore, halfway across town.

I intended to mark up my copy, and, I have done that, but I doubt my marginalia adds to the value of the book.

Shakespeare’s First Folio, the birth of the legend. Perhaps the most documented and purloined manuscript in the world.

Compare and contrast?

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