First Folio! Colloquia: John Bowers
"Bring Out Your Dead!": Cashing in on Shakespeare in the First Folio
John Bowers, professor of English at UNLV
William Shakespeare wrote his plays for box-office profits at the theater, not for a reading public. When his old colleagues John Hemings and Henry Condell published his plays seven years after his death, they too were looking for financial profit and "packaged" the dramas -- as well as the dramatist himself -- to boost income by appealing to a new market of readers, thus making Shakespeare the subject of literary studies ever since.
The event is hosted in conjunction with First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare.
This event is free and open to the public.
To attend, please RSVP beginning Aug. 10.
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UNLV University Libraries