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  • Collection: Past is Prologue : The Bard

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Poster for a performance of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet starring members of the Kemble theatrical family at the Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden.

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Although this edition contains only King Lear, Othello, and Anthony and Cleopatra, it is significant because it is the second edition of Shakespeare’s complete plays. Shakespeare’s famous First Folio was published in 1623, seven years after his…

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This book includes 112 full-plate photogravures and several hundred additional lithographs of Shakespearean actors of the nineteenth century. The photogravure process is a late-nineteenth-century technique whereby paper reproductions are made from…

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Printed on an 1850 hand press, the text of this book is set in Doves Type, which was based on typefaces used by Nicolas Jenson, creator of the first Roman typeface in the late fifteenth century. Although the Doves Type was destroyed by 1917, it has…

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A production of the Players State Theatre, Coconut Grove, Florida, 1980.

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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…

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This performance of William Shakespeare's King Lear was given at the University of Miami's Jerry Herman Ring Theatre, Coral Gables, Florida.

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This landmark edition contains 150 illustrations and is commonly referred to as “Steevens’ own edition.” Literary editor and Shakespearian expert George Steevens (1736-1800) was a renowned scholar of Elizabethan literature and accumulated a…

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Program of the Opera Guild of Greater Miami, Season 1965 production of Verdi's Otello.

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Fanny Kemble drew from her many experiences starring in Shakespeare’s plays to write this book. Kemble was a prolific diarist and published her journals she authored while traveling abroad. Her other publications include Records of a Girlhood…
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