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.Q-tssiEutiiESIE. / 1 Jonson's VVorkes . First major collection of literary work by a living English writer, . Jonson $upervi$ed the printing of the book himself . Jonson was made the first Poet Laureate in honour of his work. . Plays were printed in folio (large, expensive, and durable book form). 1
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N / u An apocryphal story . Jonson and his friend Michael Drayton, another poet and author, visited Shakespeare, who wa$ living in retirement in Stratford on Avon. They celebrated the forthcoming publication of Jopson's VVbrkes, but Shakespeare fell ill frorn the dnnking session, and on April 23, 1616, died. . In 1623, friends and colleagues of Shakespeare published the folio of his collected works, Comedies, 7tagedies, and HiStories; in part as a respQnse to JQnson's VLtbnkes.