The plays of the First Folio are not only transferred from stage to page but also almost entirely separated from their contexts of production and performance:
Nowhere in the volume are we given specific information about individual plays, such as when, where, and by which particular actors they were first performed.
The fact that we get one list of the "Principall Actors in all these Playes", like the fact that the plays are ordered generically and lack individual title-pages, presents the texts as one coherent corpus rather than a series of texts written and performed at different times.
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Meek, Richard, et al. 2008. Shakespeare's book: essays in reading, writing and reception.