British Library Treasures in full: Shakespeare in quarto
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  • The first of Shakespeare’s plays to be printed was Titus Andronicus, in 1594
  • Hamlet was first printed in 1603, in a ‘bad’ quarto
  • 18 of Shakespeare’s plays were printed in quarto before his death in 1616
  • Not all of Shakespeare’s plays were printed in the first folio of 1623
  • Richard III was one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays in the 17th century

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