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The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice. As it hath been divers times acted at the Globe, and ac the Black Fryars, by his Majesty's Servants. Writteri by Will. Shakespear. Published by Tbo. Welkely, Quarto, (soon after his Death, as appears by the Preface.). S
The Tragædy of Othello, the Moore of Venice. As it hath beene diverse times acted at the Globe, and at the Black-Friers, by his Majesties Servants. Written by William Shakespeare, London, Printed by N. O. for Thomas Walkley, and are to be fold at his Shop, at the Eagle and Child in Brittan's Bursle, 1622. (Quarto:)
The Tragædy of Othello, the Moore of Venice. As it hath been diverse times acted at the Globe, and at the Black-Friers, by his Majesties Servants. Written by William Shakespeare.' London, printed by 4. M. for Ricbard Hawkins, and are to be fold at his. Shoppei in Chancery-Lane, neere SerjeantsInne, 1630. (Quarto.)
It feemed not amiss to introduce the following Obser
vations with one general Criticism on our Author's Dramatick Works, by dividing them into four Classes, and so giving an estimate of each Play reduced to its proper Class.
CLASS 1. 1 Tempeft. Vol. 1. 2 Merry Wives of Windsor. Vol. r. 3 Measure for Measure. Vol. 1. 4 Merchant of Venice, Vol. 2. 5 Twelfth Night. Vol. 3.
CLASS II. Midsummer-Night's Dream. Vol. 1. 2 Much Ado about Nothing. Vol. 2. 3
As you like it. Vol. 2. 4. All's well that ends well. Vol. 3. 5 Winter's Tale. Vol. 3.
CLASS III. 1 Two Gentlemen of Verona. Vol. Ia 2 Love's Labour's Loft. Vol. 2.
CLASS IV. i Taming of the Shrew. Vol. e. 2 Comedy of Error's, Vol. 3,
Troilus and Cressida. Vol. 7.
The Comedies and Tragedies in the last Class are certainly not of Shakespear. The most that can be aid of them is, that he has, here and there, corrected the dialogue, and now and then added a Scene. It may be just worth while to observe, in this place, that the whole first Act of Fletcher's Two Noble Kinsmen was wrote by Shakespear, but in his worst manner. DAAD
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