Entertainment / Literature / Bad Quarto: In the jargon of Shakespearean scholars, a 'bad quarto' is a copy of the play that a disloyal actor would recreate from memory and then submit for publication in a rival publishing house without the consent of the author. These bad quartos are often grossly inaccurate, but may contain useful stage directions not included in the original. See quartos, folios, and octavos, below.
Bad Adjective Synonyms: poor, wretched, inferior, defective, awful, worthless, miserable, egregious, execrable, substandard, unsatisfactory, disappointing, inadequate, non-standard, lousy, rotten, crummy, grotty, naff
Entertainment / Literature / Quarto: A term from early bookmaking. When a single, large sheet is folded once to create two leaves (four pages counting the front and back), and then bound together, the resulting text is called a folio. If MORE