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Apr 25
2017

The Bad Quarto - Virginia Arts of the Book Center


The VABC's creation is a 68-page, cloth-bound production of the play featuring digital and traditional printing methods. No words appear except those that graced the original pages of the 1603 publication (alias Quarto 1 or Q1).

"Early scholars disdained this version as one of the 'stol’n and surreptitious copies, maimed and deformed by frauds and stealths of injurious impostors.' Today’s scholars are more inclined to regard Q1 as either an early draft of the play or a 'tourbook copy' edited for production by a small company of actors. In creating our own version of The Bad Quarto, we will be visually and textually exploring this controversial artifact."

 

 

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