Biography of William Shakespeare
What was a Quarto text?
Why were his plays documented in Quarto
Were plays stolen?
Payment for Plays?
Interesting information about the plays
and quarto text of William Shakespeare
Shakespeare Quarto Text
PLAGIARISM! PLAYS WERE COPIED!
Plays during the Elizabethan era
were big business! Money!
The more Plays a Theatre produced
the bigger the audience and the
greater the profit!
Plays were written and then
performed as soon as possible - they
were not printed until after they
Shakespeare was just paid a one-off
fee for the play - there were no
There were no Copyright Laws to
protect Shakespeare's work!