In the Stacks of the Folger Shakespeare Library October 18, 2014 – Posted in: Content, In the Stacks, Special Collections – Tags: Archives, Shakespeare
Frontispiece. The works of Mr. William Shakespear in six volumes, 1709
Back in August the Folger Shakespeare Library unsealed their almost 80,000 digital image archive! An absolute treasure-trove of material related to Shakespeare, the collection contains books, theater memorabilia, manuscripts, art, and more for your online perusal.
Through the Digital Image Collection, you can:
- Compare 19th-century productions of Shakespeare with today’s through historic photographs and promptbooks
- Look at letters written by Queen Elizabeth I
- Examine rare paintings in “up close and personal” detail
- Read diary entries from over 200 years ago
- and much more
I trust this won’t be the last time we visit.
Frontispiece. The works of Shakespear. 1725
Wood engraving based on the Felton portrait, ca, 19th century
Illustration by Hugh Thomson for Merry Wives of Windsor, 1910
Wood engraving by Eric Gill for Macbeth, 1935
Typed script of Richard Burton’s Hamlet / directed by John Gielgud 1963 with Gieglud’s signature
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