John Hemminge

(redirected from John Heminges)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.John Hemminge - English actor who edited the first folio of Shakespeare's plays (1556-1630)John Hemminge - English actor who edited the first folio of Shakespeare's plays (1556-1630)
References in periodicals archive ?
If this was the case he was perhaps again aping the practices of professional actors such as John Heminges and theatrical impresario Philip Henslowe (see Kathman 8, 15).
69) Chambers infers it was a joint-company performance and not simply a transfer from the Red Bull, (for John Heminges was the payee), hence perhaps a recognition of the difficult staging demands that it makes, and a special Christmas treat.
Shakespeare, John Heminges, Augustine Phillips, and Thomas Pope had the other half.
Of course, Shakespeare's works have their fullest existence on the stage rather than the page, but nevertheless come to us in the "First Folio" prepared by John Heminges and Henry Condell in 1623, seven years after Shakespeare's death.
Without the First Folio, assembled by Shakespeare's friends and fellow actors in the King's Men Company, John Heminges and Henry Condell, 18 of Shakespeare's plays would not have survived, and so there would be no, for example, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, Antony and Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, A Winters Tale, Measure for Measure, The Taming of the Shrew, Two Gentlemen of Verona, or Henry VI Part 1.
As a consequence of this transaction, as is well known, new leases of the Blackfriars space were executed on Wednesday, August 9, 1608, involving a new syndicate made up of William Shakespeare and five of his fellows among the King's Servants: Richard Burbage, Henry Condell, Thomas Evans, John Heminges, and William Sly.
Appropriately, the volume begins with Stanley Wells's appreciation of the tribute given (posthumously) to Shakespeare by his collaborators: the First Folio of 1623 edited by John Heminges and Henry Condell.