ENG 304: Subversion and Scandal in Early Modern Print Culture
DOCUMENT ANALYSIS WORKSHEET*
|What type of document is this?
⃝ 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.|