April 20, 2016. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday by Jack Dziamba
Shakespeare’s First Folio: “The greatest work in English literature.”
WHEREFORE ART THOU, MACBETH? ArtDaily -The “First Folio” was published in 1623 — just seven years after Shakespeare’s death — preserving “Macbeth” and 17 other works that were never published in the Bard’s lifetime and would otherwise have been lost.
The anthology contains 36 works including 18 that were published for the first time in the book and would probably have disappeared including “Macbeth”, “The Tempest”, “The Taming of the Shrew”, “All’s Well that Ends Well” and “A Winter’s Tale”. Around 750 “First Folios” were published and only around a third of them have been preserved. ” (ArtDaily ).
Shakespeare Coined over 1,700 works for the English Language – including “Unfreinded.”
“Defer no time, delays have dangerous ends.”
The first four Folios of William Shakespeare’s collected works — including an unrecorded First Folio — are to tour New York and London, where they will be auctioned. Christie’s is to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare (1564-1616) with a landmark sale, offering the first four Folios of his collected works in a special four-lot auction in London on 25 May.