Shakespeare Unlimited: Episode 70
From the Shakespeare Unlimited podcast series. Published April 4, 2017. © Folger Shakespeare Library. All rights reserved. This episode, “You That Survive, And You That Sleep In Fame,” was produced by Richard Paul. Garland Scott is the associate producer. It was edited by Gail Kern Paster and Esther Ferington. We had help from Melissa Marquis at NPR in Washington and Monty Carlos at station KQED in San Francisco.
JOHN: We’ll find the plays, Henry.
HENRY: What if we gather, collect them all? Not in a drawer somewhere, but in a book.
HENRY: Of Will’s plays. Something simple just so we have it, so that we know they’re safe. Have Crane pen them on fine paper, bind them. A collection of Will’s plays, for us.
JOHN: It would be nice to see them all again, wouldn’t it?
HENRY: I don’t think Will would mind.
ALICE: I think he’d love it.
JOHN: Aye, he would.
HENRY: But. If we’re going to collect them all in a book anyway, we could just… publish them.
JOHN: Now we’re publishers?
ALICE: Publish all the plays?
HENRY: Yes, yes, and not in some cheap quarto, like those pirated versions, our version, the real plays of William Shakespeare set down as they were done by us.