Remains of the play

In 1902, “a German gentleman” brought to the British Museum a quarto volume, stamped with the name of the early seventeenth-century lawyer and book collector Edward Gwynn. That quarto volume contained “nine Shakespearian (or pseudo-Shakespearian) plays”, including A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice, Henry V and King Lear. The plays had dates on … Read more