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ca. 1580-1608?
The scholar and writer Gabriel Harvey was known and mocked in his lifetime for making copious notes in the margins of printed books. An inventor of words, friend of Edmund Spenser, and rival of Thomas Nashe, he constantly sought to improve himself through note-taking and repetitive reading.
1592
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ca. 1599
William Scott’s The Modell of Poesye, a treatise on poetics, includes the earliest literary criticism of Shakespeare. Although Shakespeare is not mentioned by name in the manuscript, two of his works are.
1600
The first edition of Sir John Oldcastle Part 1 poses many difficulties. Firstly, there exist two different quartos of the play bearing the year 1600, one of which bears Shakespeare’s name as author.
August 23, 1600
On August 23, 1600, William Shakespeare's name appears in the Stationers' Register as "Mr Shakespere." This is the first of the four times Shakespeare's name appears in the Stationers' Register during his lifetime.
1600
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1600
Like other plays from the period, Shakespeare's plays were meant to be read both as stories and as sources for sententiae, or memorable aphorisms.
August 11 and 14, 1600
Sir John Oldcastle was entered into Liber C of the Stationers' Company on August 11, 1600.
August 4, 1600
On August 4, 1600, Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing, and As You Like It (along with a fourth play not authored by Shakespeare, Every Man in His Humor) were noted on the flyleaf of Liber C of the Stationer's Company.
ca. 1600
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