Caroline Martell

 

ENG 304: Subversion and Scandal in Early Modern Print Culture

DOCUMENT ANALYSIS WORKSHEET*

Caroline Martell

 

What type of document is this?

 

Check one:

⃝ Pamphlet    *   Octavo   ⃝ Folio   ⃝ Quarto ⃝ Other (explain)

 

 

Unique Physical Characteristics of the Document

 

 

 

Check all that apply:

* Includes prominent title                         *⃝ Includes a   subtitle

⃝ Includes a secondary subtitle                ⃝ Includes attribution to   writer/s

⃝ Includes publishing information           ⃝ Includes written marginalia

⃝ Includes stamp                                         ⃝  Other (explain)

 

 

Date of Pub 1597
Title and all subtitles of publication An Excellent conceited Tragedie of Romeo and Juliet: As it hath been   often (with great applaute) plaid publiquely, but the right Honourable the L.   of Hunfdon his Seruants: London, Printed by Iohn Danter. 1597.
Attribution to an author? If so, indicate the location (e.g., title   page, dedicatory epistle) Only gives the printer name: Iohn Danter
Inclusion of dedicatory front matter? Describe. No.
Who is the intended audience for the document? I think just the general public of readers.
 List three things the author   said that you think are important: 1)      The   location: London.

2)      That   the play had been publically performed.

3)      The   genre of the story: tragedy.

Why do you think the document was printed? To be sold to public readers.
What can you deduce about the society that produced this document? The society valued literature and theater. Also, that London was a prominent   city.
Write a question to the writer/printer of this document: Why are some words in different fonts?
What does this document mean to you?

 

This document is intriguing because it presents a now famous play   without mentioning the author, providing an interesting look into how plays   were presented to the public in contrast to today.
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