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1612
The playwright John Webster included Shakespeare in the list of dramatists he admired in his preface to The White Devil, printed in 1612 by Nicholas Okes for Thomas Archer. Webster asserts his support of his contemporaries (image 3: A2v):
March 10, 1613
In March 1613 William Shakespeare and three associates agreed to purchase the Gatehouse of the former Dominican priory in London known as “Blackfriars” from Henry Walker for the sum of £140. The indenture of bargain and sale is dated March 10.
1613
The second edition of Thomas, Lord Cromwell, retains the attribution to W.S.
1613
Mathew Law published this fifth edition of Henry IV Part 1 in 1613.
July 2, 1613 (reproduced here in print, 1661)
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