The Biography of William Shakespeare
- What was a Quarto text?
- Why were his plays documented in Quarto text?
- 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 were performed
- Shakespeare was just paid a one-off fee for the play - there were no Royalties!
- There were no Copyright Laws to protect Shakespeare's work!