Period of Publication

 

The "Shakespeare" plays appeared frequently between the years 1589 and 1607, ceased to appear between the years 1607 and 1621, and were all revised before appearing in the First Folio of 1623.

Is it a coincidence that between the years 1589 and 1607 Francis Bacon was out of employment , and had plenty of leisure time at his disposal; that in 1607 he was appointed Solicitor-General and was too busy to write until 1621, when he fell from power, and that after 1621 he devoted himself once more to his literary pursuits.

Francis Bacon brought his great work, the "Novum Organum," to a finish in 1620. He did the same with The Advancement of Learning" in 1623.

Is it a coincidence that between 1620 and 1623 Bacon devoted his time to the revision, enlargement and publication of his prose writings, and that "Shakespeare" during the same period devoted his time to the revision, enlargement and publication of his plays, publishing them in one folio volume in 1623, seven years after the death of Will Shaksper?

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