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SR OS 40/1939-40. Fine Print Collection 83300805ii. The Comedies, Histories Tragedies of William Shakespeare. New York, Limited Editions Club, 1939. Edited by Herbert Farjeon from the text of the first folio and quarto editions. It was designed by Bruce Rogers and printed at the Press of A. Colish, New York. The illustrations are hand-coloured wood-engravings by Enric-C Ricart of  Spain. No. 559 of 1950 copies.                                              p.32 opposite, Act 2 Scene 2. Cleopatra's Barge.                   Dimensions (H, W): Binding 330 x 225mm, Page 325 x 215mm, Wood Block illustration 230 x 140mm.

Illustrating Shakespeare: A History of Roman Representations in Printed Texts

By Ella Hawkins, SBT Research Advocate Ella Hawkins is currently completing a Midlands3Cities-funded placement with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust as part of her PhD studies in design for Shakespeare. In the coming weeks, Ella will be publishing a series of blog posts about the representation of Shakespeare’s Roman plays across the SBT’s Library, Archive, and Museum […]

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Romeo played by Johnny Depp. Now that I would have liked to see. He has, to be sure, scrupulously avoided playing the gorgeous romantic leads that his looks would have made possible, but in his lost vulnerable Gilbert Grape and Sam (of Benny and Joon) days he would have put more depth, or at least […]

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Bad Bard Encounters?

As a self-proclaimed Shakespeare fanatic, I take it for granted that anyone would not be completely enthralled with reading, reciting, or otherwise obsessing over iambic pentameter. What’s not to love? Shakespeare has something for everyone. I equate reading Shakespeare with selecting the perfect movie to watch on a Saturday night. Shakespeare’s selection of works offers […]

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Tanned by Chivalry

William Henry Schofield, an early 20th century scholar of comparative English literature, once said, “Shakepeare’s whole face was tanned by the sun of chivalry.” That may seem an odd statement – after all, we think of Shakespeare as a Renaissance playwright, not a medieval troubadour. There are no questing knights, Round Tables, or damsels locked […]

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How did they (choose costumes) in Titus Andronicus

It may surprise you to know that Shakespeare’s plays were performed mostly in modern dress.  By which I mean dress modern to him. We know this because of one of the most interesting historical artifacts to have survived and that is the Peacham drawing. It is the only surviving image of a Shakespeare play in performance from […]

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Year of Shakespeare: Ninagawa’s Cymbeline in Japan

This post is part of Year of Shakespeare, a project documenting the World Shakespeare Festival, the greatest celebration of Shakespeare the world has ever seen.   At the end of May Yukio Ninagawa’s Cymbeline was performed at the Barbican in London, as part of the World Shakespeare Festival. John Lavagnino saw it there and reviewed it for […]

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Year of Shakespeare: Titus Andronicus

This post is part of Year of Shakespeare, a project documenting the World Shakespeare Festival, the greatest celebration of Shakespeare the world has ever seen.   Titus Andronicus, Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio, Dir. Tang Shu-wing, 4 May 2012 at The Globe, London By Adele Lee, University of Greenwich Murder. Rape. Mutilation. Cannibalism. Titus Andronicus is […]

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Shakespeare’s Villains – Tamora

  This series on Shakespeare’s villains is being done in partnership with Finding Shakespeare – curating digital stories relating to Shakespeare’s life,  work and times.  Finding Shakespeare is the blog produced by the Collections Team here at The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust– you can find out more about Tamora on Thursday 14th July when they post their blog. […]

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“What say you to a piece of beef and mustard”

  Ten Shakespearian lines with which to open (or disband) a dinner party   “How say you to a fat tripe finely broiled?” (The Taming of the Shrew) * “Uncover, dogs, and lap” (Timon of Athens) * “Sit down and feed, and welcome to our table” (As You Like It) * “Each man to his […]

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