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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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These nineteenth-century wood engravings with captions demonstrate a type of storytelling akin to today’s graphic-novels. Every play has six vignettes with a line from the play followed by scene number.

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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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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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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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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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An item from the Fanny Kemble Playbill Collection documenting Kemble's early years on the English stage.

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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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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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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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