Shakespeare remained popular in print even as his plays were adapted. This reprint of Othello advertises both the original and the recent performances of the play. Performances of Nahum Tate’s adaptation of Richard II were stopped by the authorities, so he relied on the published version to vindicate himself. John Dryden and William Davenant turned The Tempest into a comic opera, while George Lillo adapted Pericles by focusing on the story of the daughter Marina. Playwrights often wrote prefaces and prologues to explain and justify their adaptations of Shakespeare, reflecting on the ways in which Shakespeare had inspired their new creations.