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The dramatick works of William Shakespeare : printed complete with Dr. Samuel Johnson's preface and notes : to which is prefixed the life of the author.

Author: William Shakespeare; Nicholas Rowe; Samuel Johnson; Munroe & Francis,
Publisher: Boston : Printed by Munroe & Francis, 1802-1804.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Drama : English : Munroe & Francis editionView all editions and formats
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Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Dramatick works of William Shakespeare.
Boston, Printed by Munroe & Frances, 1802-1804
(OCoLC)657033114
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Shakespeare; Nicholas Rowe; Samuel Johnson; Munroe & Francis,
OCLC Number: 9797124
Notes: An edition offered by subscription either in 8 volumes or in 16 numbered parts.
The first Boston edition, probably edited by David Francis. There were two subsequent editions in 1807 and 1810-1812. (Jaggard p. 508). W.W. Clapp in his record of the Boston Stage, 1853, says "The notes were rewritten and condensed by Mr. Munroe from an English edition and subsequently adapted by several publishers."
Each volume with half-titles and engraved title pages lettered Gridley sc.; portrait vignettes engraved by Dr. Alexander Anderson of New York (Jaggard). Plays with divisional titles.
Volume 1 title page dated 1802; v. 2-7 title pages dated 1803; v. 7-8 title pages dated 1804.
Description: 8 v. ; 17 cm (12mo)
Contents: v. 1. The author's life. Dr. Johnson's preface. Tempest ; Two gentlemen of Verona ; Merry wives of Windsor ; Measure for measure ; Comedy of errors --
v. 2. Merchant of Venice ; As you like it ; Much ado about nothing ; Love's labour's lost ; Midsummer-night's dream --
v. 3. Taming of the shrew ; All's well that ends well ; Twelfth night ; Winter's tale ; Macbeth --
v. 4. King John ; King Richard II ; King Henry IV ; King Henry V --
v. 5. King Henry VI ; King Richard III --
v. 6. King Henry VIII ; Coriolanus ; Julius Caesar ; Antony and Cleopatra --
v. 7. Timon of Athens ; Titus Andronicus ; Troilus and Cressida ; Cymbeline --
v. 8. King Lear ; Romeo and Juliet ; Hamlet ; Othello.
Other Titles: Plays.

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