Shakespeare’s Typesetter :)

In today’s NYT, interesting article about how the setting of a mss. for an early play may, or may not, be attributed to S given typesetting errors.

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The Spanish Tragedy was an Admiral’s Men play. Shakespeare was house poet and shareholder in The Lord Chamberlain’s Men/King’s Men.

Scholars spend a lot of time trying to tie anonymous plays to specific writers based on spelling, as if typesetters somehow set whatever was on the copy, no matter how it was spelled. Orthographic variation is far more useful in determining which typesetter worked on which page than in divining who wrote which scene.