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  • Collection: Past is Prologue : The Bard

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This beautiful artist's book includes renowned illustrator Ronald King's own marginal notes and luminous contemporary illustrations. Though King was no stranger to illustrating masterpieces – including Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales – this work…

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As a child, Shakespeare attended King's New School in Stratford where he was instructed in Latin literature and history. The classic poets he studied in his youth greatly influenced his work. He was particularly fond of Virgil and Ovid; the latter is…

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If you thought the movie Anonymous was a fresh and original take on the man we know as Shakespeare, you’ll be interested to know that it was a road – though less travelled – paved long before. Mark Twain, one of our country’s most celebrated…

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After much debate about the chronology of Shakespeare’s works, Head attempts to assign a timeline based upon the significance of repeated references to insomnia in his plays. The author suggests that these allusions are prevalent because…

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This comedy was performed on numerous and varied stages and in many adaptations throughout the eighteenth century. This early Restoration-period playbill includes a preface signed by the poet John Dryden.

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Shakespeare and Jonson were mutual admirers of each other's works. This publication of Jonson’s nine works in one volume established the idea of plays as serious literature worthy of scholarly attention. The publication of Shakespeare’s First…

Shake-speare's Sweetheart [sic]
In this novel, Sterling borrows from the annals of history to recreate her own version of Anne Hathaway’s romance with Shakespeare which is meant to be written from Hathaway’s point of view. Unsuccessful in her efforts to put him off (as Anne…

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Productions of the Players State Theatre, Season 1978-1979.

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This edition is a photographic facsimile of the First Folio. The editor, Sidney Lee, is believed to be the first to use the word “census” in the context of a bibliography. This was one of the earliest Shakespearian studies to record in detail the…
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