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  • Collection: Past is Prologue : The Bard

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Mary Grabhorn illustrated this and other Shakespeare editions printed by the Grabhorn Press. The celebrated and award-winning printing operation was family run and known for works that combined bold simplicity with a unique use of color. The Grabhorn…

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An unusual contribution to the Bacon-Shakespeare controversy, Man v’ Ape is, with great license, a copiously annotated edition of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Samuels uses numeric, symbolic, linguistic, and Biblical interpretations to posit that Francis…

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

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Raphael Holinshed intended his “universal cosmographie” both as a comprehensive geographical and historical description and as a testament to the growing influence and prestige of English scholarship. This edition was heavily censored after…

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Sir Thomas More (1478-1535) was an English statesman, author, social philosopher, and Lord Chancellor. He was executed by Henry VIII for his opposition to the King's schism with the Catholic Church. Shakespeare was very familiar with More’s…

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Published for the acclaimed engraver and print seller John Boydell and his father Josiah, this edition incorporates the Steevens text together with large detailed illustrations.

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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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Fanny Kemble was born into a theatrical family; her mother was a famed actress and her father was the manager of the Covent Garden Theatre in London. Kemble established a reputation as one of the greatest actresses of her time in England and in…

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Raleigh wrote this history while imprisoned in the Tower of London from 1603 to 1616 for his alleged role in the plot to remove King James I from the throne. It was published after his first expedition to the New World. Masked within the recounting…
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