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  • Collection: Past is Prologue : The Bard

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

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

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Verso playbill describing a Miami Civic Theatre production held at the University of Miami.

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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.

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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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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Edmund Dulac garnered great success as a commercial illustrator in the early twentieth century, and was considered a prominent participant in the Golden Age of Illustration (ca.1880-1920) which was influenced by Pre-Raphaelites, Art Nouveau, and the…

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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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This edition of Shakespeare's drama is printed word-for-word from the First Folio of 1623 and contains modernistic interpretations of the work.
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