Talk:List of Shakespeare plays in quarto

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Rationale and list of things to do[edit]

I believe this will be a useful tool for scholars hunting for this information in one easily-accessible place. Things to do: add images of selected title pages; identify bad quartos, complete page counts for each edition; start new section of apocrypha. Tom Reedy (talk) 05:45, 15 December 2011 (UTC)

Note: Add poems and move title to "List of Sh's works in Q"? Tom Reedy (talk) 06:19, 15 December 2011 (UTC)

Image review[edit]

Since these were all published centuries ago, the copyright has expired for all of them. US law says that a faithful photographic reporduction of a two-dimensional free work cannot itself be copyrighted, so any photos or scans are free under US Law. Since Wikimedia's servers are in Florida, US law applies. That said the licenses should be made consistent. I checked the first six images (Q1, Q2, and Q3 each of Henry VI part 2 and of Titus Andronicus) and they use five different licenses or combinations thereof (all are the Commons license templates, but I linked them here anyways):

The first image uses {{PD-US}} and {{PD-art}}, second uses {{PD-old-100}}, third uses {{PD-old}}, fourth uses {{PD-art-100}}, fifth uses just {{PD-US}}, and the sixth is back to just {{PD-old}}.

I see that the SAQ images of title pages that I checked used either PD-old or PD-old-100. Since PD-old-100 applies in any case and is applicable is a few more countries, I would use that. To be really safe I might use {{PD-Art|PD-old-100}}, but this is probably not needed. Ruhrfisch ><>°° 18:29, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

Spelling summary[edit]

Last Name Year Quarto Play Full Name
NONE 1594 Q1 Henry VI, Part 2 NONE
NONE 1594 Q1 Titus Andronicus NONE
NONE 1595 Q1 Henry VI, Part 3 NONE
NONE 1597 Q1 Richard III NONE
NONE 1597 Q1 Romeo and Juliet NONE
NONE 1597 Q1 Richard II NONE
NONE 1598 Q0 Henry IV, Part 1 NONE
NONE 1598 Q1 Henry IV, Part 1 NONE
NONE 1598 Q2 Richard II NONE
NONE 1598 Q3 Richard II NONE
NONE 1599 Q2 Romeo and Juliet NONE
NONE 1600 Q1 Henry V NONE
NONE 1600 Q2 Henry VI, Part 2 NONE
NONE 1600 Q2 Titus Andronicus NONE
NONE 1600 Q2 Henry VI, Part 3 NONE
NONE 1602 Q2 Henry V NONE
NONE 1602 Q3 Richard III NONE
NONE 1605 Q4 Richard III NONE
NONE 1609 Q3 Romeo and Juliet NONE
NONE 1611 Q3 Titus Andronicus NONE
NONE 1622 Q4A Romeo and Juliet NONE
Shake-speare 1598 Q2 Richard III William Shake-speare
Shake-speare 1599 Q2 Henry IV, Part 1 W. Shake-speare
Shake-speare 1603 Q1 Hamlet William Shake-speare
Shake-speare 1604 Q3 Henry IV, Part 1 W. Shake-speare
Shake-speare 1608 Q4 Henry IV, Part 1 W. Shake-speare
Shake-speare 1608 Q4A Richard II William Shake-speare
Shake-speare 1608 Q4B Richard II William Shake-speare
Shake-speare 1613 Q5 Henry IV, Part 1 W. Shake-speare
Shake-speare 1615 Q5 Richard II WILLIAM Shake-speare
Shake-speare 1619 Q2 King Lear M. VVilliam Shake-speare
Shake-speare 1619 Q3 Henry VI, Part 3 William Shake-speare, Gent.
Shake-speare 1619 Q3 Henry VI, Part 2 William Shake-speare, Gent.
Shake-speare 1622 Q4B Romeo and Juliet W. Shake-speare
Shake-speare 1622 Q6 Richard III William Shake-speare
Shake-speare 1622 Q6 Henry IV, Part 1 William Shake-speare
Shakespeare 1600 Q Much Ado About Nothing William Shakespeare
Shakespeare 1600 Q Henry IV, Part 2 William Shakespeare
Shakespeare 1600 Q1 A Midsummer Night's Dream William Shakespeare
Shakespeare 1600 Q1 Merchant of Venice William Shakespeare
Shakespeare 1602 Q1 Merry Wives of Windsor William Shakespeare
Shakespeare 1604 Q2A Hamlet William Shakespeare
Shakespeare 1605 Q2B Hamlet William Shakespeare
Shakespeare 1609 Q1 Pericles, Prince of Tyre William Shakespeare
Shakespeare 1609 Q2 Pericles, Prince of Tyre William Shakespeare
Shakespeare 1609 QA Troilus and Cressida William Shakespeare
Shakespeare 1609 QB Troilus and Cressida William Shakespeare
Shakespeare 1611 Q3 Pericles, Prince of Tyre VVilliam Shakespeare
Shakespeare 1611 Q3 Hamlet WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Shakespeare 1612 Q5 Richard III William Shakespeare
Shakespeare 1619 Q2 A Midsummer Night's Dream VVilliam Shakespeare
Shakespeare 1619 Q2 Merchant of Venice W. SHAKESPEARE
Shakespeare 1619 Q2 Merry Wives of Windsor W. SHAKESPEARE
Shakespeare 1619 Q4A Pericles, Prince of Tyre W. SHAKESPEARE
Shakespeare 1619 Q4B Pericles, Prince of Tyre W. SHAKESPEARE
Shakespeare 1622 Q1 Othello VVilliam Shakespeare
Shakespeare 1622 Q4 Hamlet WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Shakespere 1598 Q Love's Labour's Lost W. Shakespere.
Shak-speare 1608 Q1 King Lear M. William Shak-speare

Of 59 Quartos, 21 with no name, 21 with "Shakespeare," 15 with "Shake-speare," and 2 with other spellings.Jdkag (talk) 09:57, 7 November 2012 (UTC)

Mixed Old- and New-style dating[edit]

"The play known as King Henry VI, Part 2 was entered into the Stationers Register 12 March 1594 and printed that same year by Thomas Creede for Thomas Millington." As I read this, the 12 March part is Julian dating and the 1594 is Gregorian dating. Presumably the actual date was 12 March 1593/4, near the very end of 1593 in the Old Style. Is there an historian or Wikipedian standard which calls for this confusing mixed dating? Fotoguzzi (talk) 13:22, 22 April 2014 (UTC)