Shaxpier Gains Success
Meres reports on a good start. Indeed, Henry IV Part One, which introduced Falstaff, was one of the most popular plays of the time. First published in 1598, it was reprinted more often in Shakespeare’s lifetime than any other of his plays. But read the list again and notice Love’s Labour’s Won.
THIS MAY BE THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, OR MUCH AND ABOUT NOTHING, OR ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL - OR IT MAY BE A LOST PLAY WHICH MAY YET BE RECOVERED IN A PRINTED COPY.