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Cluster 1 - The Earliest Texts: The Unstable Script

 

William Shakespeare. Romeo and Juliet. London: John Danter and Edward Allde, 1597. STC 22322; displayed H4v-I1r (image).

 

William Shakespeare. Midsummer Night's Dream. London: Richard Bradock for Thomas Fisher, 1600. STC 22302; displayed G3v-G4r (image).

 

William Shakespeare. Richard III. London: Valentine Sims and Peter Short for Andrew Wise, 1597. STC 22314; displayed L1v-L2r (image).

 

William Shakespeare. Othello. London: Nicholas Okes for Thomas Walkley, 1622. STC 22305 Copy 2; displayed L2v-L3r (image).

 

William Shakespeare. Mr. William Shakespeares comedies, histories, & tragedies. London: Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount, 1623. STC 22273 Fo.1 no.46; displayed pp. 72-73 of Romeo and Juliet (image).

 

Cluster 1 Wall - Who Changed Shakespeare

 

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Cluster 2 - Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Shakespeare: Revision and Adaptation

 

William Shakespeare. Othello. London: 1663/64. PROMPT 3d Folio Oth. Smock Alley; displayed p. 810-811 (image).

 

Louis Du Guernier. Thomas Otway. London: for J. Tonson and sold by W. Taylor, 1712. ART File O92.3 no.2 (size XS) (image).

 

Thomas Otway. The history and fall of Caius Marius. London: for Thomas Flesher, 1680. Prompt C8; displayed pp. 18-19 (image).

 

William Shakespeare. Richard III. London: for W. Lowndes and S. Bladon, 1793. PROMPT Rich.III 4; displayed title page (image).

 

James Hopwood. Colley Cibber. London: Mathews & Leigh, 1808. ART File C567 no.4 (size XS) (image).

 

George Colman. A fairy tale : in two acts. London: for J. and R. Tonson, 1763. Prompt M.N.D. 22; displayed Dramatis Personae (image).

 

William Shakespeare. Midsummer Night's Dream. London: for J. and R. Tonson, 1763. PR 2827 1763b c.1 Sh.Col.; displayed Dramatis Personae (image).

 

Cluster 3 - David Garrick's Adaptations

 

Benjamin Wilson. Garrick as Romeo. [London?] : T. Purland, 1851. Art File G241 no. 95 copy 1 (size M); displayed flat (image).

 

Playbill for Garrick's Romeo and Juliet, 1754, with Garrick as Romeo, Woodward as Mercutio, and Mrs. Cibber as Juliet. Bill Box G2 D84 1754-55 no.1; displayed flat (image).

 

William Elliot. Barry and Nossiter as Romeo and Juliet, Mr. Barry and Miss Nossiter in the characters of Romeo and Juliet, act 2d, scene 2d. London?: 1759. Black and white print. ART File B279.8 no.5b (size L); displayed flat (image).

 

Romeo and Juliet ... with alterations, and an additional scene / by D. Garrick. As it is performed at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane.(London : Printed for J. and R. Tonson, 1763). PROMPT Rom. 39; displayed pp. 68-69 (image).

 

Autograph letters signed from David Garrick to the Countess of Burlington [manuscript], 1750 October 4-18. Y.c.2600 (48b); displayed 2v-1r (image).

 

Mr. Garrick and Miss Bellamy in the characters of Romeo and Juliet [Romeo and Juliet. Act V, scene 3] [graphic] / designed, painted, and published by B. Wilson ; engraved by R.S. Ravenet [sic], 1763. Art 242306 Craven (L); (image).

 

Custer 3 Wall - An Actress's Life for Me

Mrs. Bracegirdle [graphic] / S. Harding, delin. ; James Stow, sculp. [London, England] : Published by E. Evans, [18th or 19th century]. Engraving. ART File B796 no.1; (image).

 

Mrs. Woffington [graphic] / original artist, George Perfect Harding. [S.l. : s.n., 18th or 19th century]. Watercolor. ART Box H263 no. 26; (image).

 

The right honorable the Countess of Derby [graphic] / T. Lawrence, pinxt. ; F. Bartolozzi, sculpt. London [England] : Published by John P. Thompson, Gt. Newport Street and no. 51, Dean Street, Soho, March 26, 1803. Engraving. ART File D427 no. 11; (image).

 

S. Siddons [graphic] / from an original painting by [Thomas] Gainsborough. New York : Johnson, Wilson & Co., [19th century?]. Engraving. ART File S568 no.3; (image).

 

Mrs. Jordan [graphic]. [S.l. : s.n., late 18th century?]. Engraving. ART File J82 no. 6; (image).

 

Cluster 4 - Romantic Shakespeare: J. P. Kemble and Edmund Kean  

 

Mr. Kean as Othello ... [graphic] / drawn by E.F. Lambert ; W. Sheldrick's lithogy. [Great Britain? : s.n., mid-19th century?] Colored lithograph. ART File K24.4 no.59 (size S); (image).

 

Autograph letters signed and unsigned from Elizabeth Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, London, to Edmund Kean, 1818 October 14, 20. Y.c.1427 (1-2); (image).

 

Mr. Kemble in the character of King Richard the Third, from the original picture in the possesion [sic] of John Pybus, Esq. [graphic] / Gabriel [sic] Stuart pinxit. ; G. Keating sculpsit. London [England] : John & Josiah Boydell, 1788. Mezzotint. ART File K31.4 no.52 copy 1 (size M); (image).

 

Richard III, promptbook marked by John Philip Kemble for Covent Garden (1811). PROMPT Rich.III 14; (image).

 

Othello, the Moor of Venice, a tragedy, revised by J. P. Kemble; and now first published as it is acted at the Theatre Royal in Covent Garden. (London: Printed for T. N. Longman and O. Rees; and sold in the Theatre. 1804). PROMPT Oth. 20; displayed p. 49; (image).

 

Autograph manuscript of Kemble's parts in 34 plays in the hand of John Philip Kemble [manuscript], 1783-1805. Description: 34 v. T.a.13; (image).

 

Cluster 4 Wall - Playbills: What's On Stage?

[John Philip Kemble as Richard III] [Theatre Royal, Manchester] Craven playbills: 242062 ART; (image).

 

[Edmund Kean as Othello, Covent Garden, 25 March 1833]. Bill Box G2 C85 1832-33; (image).

 

John Philip Kemble as Richard III [graphic] / William Hamilton. ca. 1787, oil on panel. FPb24; (image).

 

Cluster 5 - Instructive Shakespeare: William Charles Macready

 

A midsummer-night's dream. [London: Printed for F. C. and J. Rivington; J. Johnson; R. Baldwin; H. L. Gardner, etc., 1805]. PROMPT M.N.D. 13; displayed pp. 376-384 (images).

 

Miss Julia Harland and Miss Conquest as Oberon and Puck... Midsummer night's dream, act 2, sc. 2 [i.e. 1] [graphic] / engraved by J. Moore from a daguerreotype by Paine of Islington. London [England] ; New York [New York] : John Tallis & company, [mid-19th century] Engraving. ART File H826 no.1 (size XS); (image).

 

Macready as Iago from the original painting by Tracey. London and New York: John Tallis & Company [n.d.]. ART File M174.4 no.16 (size S); (image).

 

Mr. Macready as Othello from the original painting by Tracey. London and New York: John Tallis & Company [n.d.] ART 254958 (size S); (image).

 

Othello, the Moor of Venice. A tragedy ... ]. [Acting edition, with accurate stage directions ...]. [London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co. 1838]. PROMPT Oth. 13; displayed p. 15 (image).

 

Othello scenery. [n.d.] 7 watercolors. Interleaved. Scene designs for a Macready production. PROMPT Oth. 14; (image).

 

Costume of Othello. [n.d.] 13 watercolors. Costume designs for a Macready production. Probably drawn and painted by George Ellis. PROMPT Oth. 15; (image).

 

[Small notebook containing 25 half-length oval paintings of Fanny Kemble as Beatrice, Juliet, Portia, etc.] [graphic]. [S.l. : s.n., mid-18th century to early 19th century] 25 drawings : watercolor on mica. ART Vol. c88; (image).

 

Images of Covent Garden and Drury Lane after page 92 in Accounts of the London Theaters (1826). PN2596 L6 B8; (image).

 

Cluster 6 - Antiquarian Shakespeare: Charles Kean

 

Mr. C. Kean as Richard 3RD [graphic] [London : Pub by A. Park, 47, Leonard St. Finsbury...No. 238]. 242665s ART;(image).

 

Note by Charles John Kean of theatrical costumes worn ca. 1850-1859 [manuscript], [19th century]. 92 leaves. W.a.10; (image).

 

Cues, properties and stage directions for 19 plays of Charles John Kean [manuscript], ca. 1855. 53 leaves. T.b.15; displayed p. 22 (image).

 

Incidental music for Richard III [manuscript], 1860s? Y.d.688 (3); (image).

 

Richard III,final or souvenir promptbook for Charles Kean 1854 production made in 1859 by T. W. Edmonds, the prompter. PROMPT Rich III 10; displayed p. 62 (image).

 

A collection of watercolor drawings and tracings of theatrical costume, arms, banners, shields, etc., drawn especially for Charles Kean's productions at the Princess's and Haymarket theatres [graphic] / by Charles Hamilton Smith and his daughter, Emma]. [S.l. : s.n., 19th century]. ART Vol. d3; (image).

 

Cluster 6 Wall - Set Designs for Richard III

 

Charles Kean (1811?-1868). Autograph letters signed from Charles John Kean to various people [manuscript], 1853-1862. Watercolor, 19th century. ART Vol. d16; (images).

 

Cluster 7 Wall - Four Juliets and a Romeo

 

Romeo and Juliet, Maude Adams, Wm. Faversham, J.K. Hackett [7 photographs of a production by Charles Frohman at the Empire Theatre, New York, in 1899] ART File S528r1 PHOTO (size M); displayed no. 147 (image).  

 

Thomas Fairland (1804-1852). Miss Cushman and Miss Susan Cushman in the characters of Romeo and Juliet. London: Published by Thomas McLean, 19th century. ART File C986 no.1 (size L); (image).

 

John Hayter (1800-1895). Romeo and Juliet, Fanny Kemble as Juliet, "Sweet, good night!" Watercolor, 19th century. ART Box H426 no.1 (size L); (image).

 

Mme. Modjeska as Juliet [in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet]. [United States? : s.n., late 19th century?] Photograph. ART File M692.4 no.2 PHOTO (size XS); (image).

 

Napoleon Sarony (1821-1896). Miss Neilson as "Juliet." [New York : s.n., mid to late 19th century]. Photograph. ART File N414.2 no.21 PHOTO (size XS); (image).

 

Cluster 7 - Pictorial Shakespeare: Henry Irving and Herbert Beerbohm Tree

 

Miss Ellen Terry as "Juliet" [in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet]. London: Window & Grove, 1882? Photograph. ART File T329 no. 47 PHOTO (size XS); (image).

 

Miss Ellen Terry and Mrs. Stirling in "Romeo and Juliet." London: Window & Grove, 1882? Photograph. ART File T329 no.49 PHOTO (size XS); (image).

 

Dagger belonging to Henry Irving. 10-26-36-1 Irv; (image).

 

William Shakespeare (1564-1616). A midsummer night's dream edited by William Aldis Wright. Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1888. PROMPT M.N.D. 07; displayed p. 11 and opposite (image).

 

Romeo and Juliet. (From vol. VIII of The dramatic works, ed . by S. W. Singer). London: George Bell and Sons, 1880. PROMPT Rom. 12; displayed p. 215 (image).

 

Program for Romeo and Juliet. Scrapbook B.34.3; displayed 1v-2v (image).

 

Fred Pegram. Scenes from A midsummer night's dream at Her Majesty's Theatre. Drawing, 1900. ART Box P376 no.2; (image).

 

"Welcome, good Robin, see'st thou this sweet sight?" Midsummer night's dream, III, 1. Drawing, 1900. ART Box T656 no.2 (size L); (image).

 

"Think what thou wilt, I am thy lover's grace, and like Leander am I trusty still," Midsummer night's dream, V, 1. Drawing, 1900. ART Box T656 no.1 (size L); (image).

 

Cluster 8 -Shakespeare in the United States: Edwin Booth and Augustin Daly

 

The comedy of A midsummer night's dream / written by William Shakspere ; and arranged for representation at Daly's Theatre, by Augustin Daly ; produced there for the first time, January 31, 1888. Art Flat C18; displayed p. 45 (image).

 

Edwin Booth (1833-1893). Autograph letters signed from Edwin Booth to various recipients [manuscript], 1858-1893 [Edwin Booth to Hinton]. Y.c.215 (127); (image).

 

Shakespeare's tragedy of King Richard III / as presented by Edwin Booth. New York: Francis Hart & Co., 1878. PROMPT Rich.III 36; (image).

 

Edwin Booth (1833-1893). Autograph letters signed from Edwin Booth to various recipients [manuscript], 1858-1893 [Edwin Booth to William Winter]. Y.c.215 (249): (image).

 

Henry Duff Linton (1815-1899).Edwin Booth as Richard III in Shakespeare's play.  Boston, 1872. ART File B725.4 no.82 (size XS); (image).

 

William Winter (1836-1917). Autograph letters signed from William Winter to various recipients [manuscript], 1867-1902. [William Winter to Augustin Daly]. Y.c.5244 (21a & b); (image).

 

William Shakespeare (1564-1616). A midsummer night's dream ... Arranged for representation at Daly's Theatre, by Augustin Daly. Produced there for the first time, January 31, 1888. [New York] Privately printed for Mr. Daly, 1888. PROMPT M.N.D. 05; displayed p. 45r (image).

 

Napoleon Sarony (1821-1896). Ada Rehan as Helena, in Shakespeare's Midsummer night's dream. New York, 1880.ART File R345 no. 23 PHOTO (size XS); (image).

 

W. Graham Robertson (1866-1948). Costume illustrations for the Daly productions of Cymbeline, Midsummer night's dream, and Two gentlemen of Verona. Watercolor, late 19th or early 20th century. ART Box R652 no. 13, 14, 15, 9 (size L); (images).

 

Cluster 9 - Early Twentieth-Century Shakespeare: Sothern and Marlowe

 

Costume worn by E. H. Sothern in the role of Romeo. Red and green cap with feather Black silk brocade doublet, gold and red brocade insert at neck. Early 20th century. 2-7-16-151 Sot. & 2-7-16-31 Sot.; (image).

 

Costume worn by Julia Marlowe in the role of Juliet, White silk velvet and iridescent scale dress. Early 20th century. 2-7-16-159 Mar. 3. (image).

 

Romeo and Juliet. [n.d.] 6 acts: (Typescript) Unused, clean first copy. Records Sothern-Marlowe productions. PROMPT Rom. Fo.2; displayed p. 7 (image).

 

Julia Marlowe (1865-1950). Autograph and typescript letters signed from and to Julia Marlowe, New York, and H.C. Folger, New York [manuscript], 1904. Y.c.5502 (1); (images)

 

Julia Marlowe (1865-1950). Autograph and typescript letters signed from and to Julia Marlowe, New York, and H.C. Folger, New York [manuscript], 1904. Y.c.5502 (2); (image).

 

Various poses of Julia Marlowe in costume in Shakespearean and non-Shakespearean roles. Late 19th century or early 20th century. ART File M349.5 no.78 a and b PHOTO; (image).

 

Sword belonging to E. H. Sothern used in Romeo and Juliet. 2-26-42-2 SOT; (image).

 

Stage-lighting guide for Sothern and Marlowe productions of Twelfth Night, Taming of the Shrew, Hamlet, Merchant of Venice, and Romeo and Juliet [manuscript]. 19th or 20th century. T.a.81; (image).

 

7 photographs of a production of Romeo and Juliet starring E.H. Sothern and Julia Marlowe. Hall's Studio: New York: [s.n., 1904]. ART File S717.5 (size M); displayed no.28 (image), no.25 (image), and no.30 (image).

 

Cluster 10 - Modern Movements in Shakespeare

 

William Shakespeare (1564-1616). The tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice. [S.l. : s.n., n.d.]. Souvenir promptbook. PROMPT Oth. Fo.2; displayed p. 129v-130 (image).

 

Paul Robeson as Othello Act I scene 4. Production photograph, 1944. ART 254052; (image).

 

Carl Van Vechten (1880-1964). Portrait photograph of Paul Robeson as Othello. Silver gelatin photographic print. New York, 1944. ART 251518; (image).

 

Robert Edmond Jones (1887-1954). Costume design for Paul Robeson in Othello [graphic]. Ink and gouache over pencil indications, fabric swatches attached. ART Box J79 no.1; (image).

 

Paul Robeson as Othello, the Moor of Venice. Souvenir Program. New York: Theatre Guild, 1943. ART Vol. e248; displayed cover (image).

 

Susan Robeson (b. 1953). The whole world in his hands: a pictorial biography of Paul Robeson. Secaucus, NJ: Citadel Press, 1981. E185.97.R63 R62 1990; images from p. 144, 146, 151 (images unavailable).

 

Cluster 11 - Cinematic Shakespeare

 

Promotion package for MGM motion picture Richard III, starring Ian McKellen and Annette Bening. Santa Monica, CA: MGM/United Artists, 1995. 248964; (image unavailable).

 

Looking for Richard / Fox Searchlight Pictures presents a film by Al Pacino... [Press kit]. Beverly Hills, Calif: Fox Video, 1997. ART Vol. e131. no. 2; (image unavailable).

 

King Richard III / by William Shakespeare ; [edited by M.R. Ridley]. London: J.M. Dent & Sons ; New York : E.P. Dutton & Co., 1935. New Temple Shakespeare 1934. 1950. 266588; (image) & 266587; (image).

 

Richard III shooting script [manuscript], July 19, 1954. W.b.639; displayed p. 4r (image).

 

William Shakespeare's Richard III [with Laurence Olivier and Claire Bloom]. [Scrapbook]. [ca. 1956]. Scrapbook 258441; (image unavailable).

 

Cluster 12 - Director's Shakespeare

 

Costume for Titania by Kate Turner-Walker, A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Joe Banno, Folger Theatre, 2006. (Image unavailable).

 

Translucent head of Donkey, A Midsummer Night's Dream, designed and executed by Marie Schneganberger, directed by Joe Banno, Folger Theatre, 2006. (Image unavailable).

 

Production photo of Puck and the Fairies by Carol Pratt, A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Joe Banno, Folger Theatre, 2006. (Image unavailable).

 

Production photo of Dance Line by Carol Pratt, A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Joe Banno, Folger Theatre, 2006. (Image unavailable).

 

Production photo of the "rude mechanicals" by Carol Pratt, A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Joe Banno, Folger Theatre, 2006. (Image unavailable).

 

Callscript, A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Joe Banno, Folger Theatre, 2006. (Image unavailable).

 

Performance Report #45, by Taryn J. Colberg, A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Joe Banno, Folger  Theatre, 2006. (Image unavailable).

 

Production photo of Titania and Oberon by Carol Pratt, A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Joe Banno, Folger Theatre, 2006. (Image unavailable).

 

Floor Plan and 2. Front Elevation and Deck Plan, by Erhard Rom, A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Joe Banno, Folger Theatre, 2006. (Image unavailable).

 

Maids Costume design 2. Titania Costume design, 3. Fairies Costume design, by Kate Turner-Walker, A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Joe Banno, Folger Theatre, 2006. (Image unavailable).

 

Cluster 13 - Contemporary Adaptation: Lynn Redgrave

 

Lynn Redgrave Papers, Box 36, Souvenir program, Shakespeare for My Father, 1993. pgs. 2 and 3. 266967; (image unavailable).

 

Lynn Redgrave Papers, Box 8c, Program from original Folger Reading, An Evening with Lynn Redgrave, 1991. 266967; (image unavailable).

 

Lynn Redgrave Papers, Box 36, programs. 266967; (image unavailable).

 

Lynn Redgrave Papers, Box 2, Red Ring binder, Shakespeare for My Father, Rehearsal script 1996. pg. 10. 266967; (image unavailable).

 

Lynn Redgrave Papers, Box 8a, Color production photo, Shakespeare for My Father, 1996. 266967; (image unavailable).

 

Lynn Redgrave Papers, Box 36, Promptbook, Shakespeare for My Father, Helen Hayes Theatre, 1993. 266967; (image unavailable).

 

Lynn Redgrave Papers, Box 36, Hirschfeld image. 266967; (image unavailable).

 

Cluster 14 - Shakespeare in the Twenty-First Century

 

Cape by costume designer, William Ivey Long, Othello, directed by Robert Richmond, Folger Theatre, 2011. (Image unavailable).

 

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