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Witty Numbers: Ben Jonson’s Shakespeare First Folio Jest in Focus

Synopsis
Expanded version of an illustrated presentation by Roger Stritmatter first delivered at the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship symposium on 10 April 2021. It explores the possible hidden meanings behind Ben Jonson’s epigram ‘To the Reader’ written under the First Folio’s engraving by Martin Droeshout.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Recording date
17 Jan 2022
Duration
72 mins

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
History; Shakespeare
Keywords
Jonson, Ben (1572-1637); Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Shakespeare Authorship Question

Online Availability

Online URL
https://youtu.be/_QoZaS_4s7g
Online format
Streamed

Sponsor

Name

Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship

Related

Name

YouTube

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