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The earliest known allusion to Shakespeare as a playwright appears in Greenes, groats-worth of witte.
This is the only surviving copy of the first edition of Henry VI Part 3, printed anonymously in 1595 printing as The True Tragedy of Richard, Duke of York.
This is the second edition of The True Tragedy of Richard Duke of York, now known as Shakespeare’s Henry VI Part 3.
In 1619, William Jaggard and Thomas Pavier issued a joint reprinting of the anonymous plays The First Part of the Contention (1594) and The True Tragedy of Richard Duke of York (1595), titled The Whole Contention Between the Tw
November 8, 1623
The First Folio, which represents the first printed collection of 16 of Shakespeare’s plays, was entered into Liber D of the Stationers' Company on November 8, 1623.