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Shakespeare in Argentina
Shakespeare in Argentina
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Shakespeare in Argentina

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Marianne Hewitt

In Argentina, political turmoil and economic problems are key features in Shakespeare productions, as the country grapples with post-dictatorship culture.

Barbara Mowat on editing Shakespeare
Barbara Mowat on editing Shakespeare
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Barbara Mowat on editing Shakespeare

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Editing Shakespeare’s works is a complex process, explains Barbara Mowat, who with Paul Werstine edited the Folger Shakespeare Library editions.

Art to enchant: Shakespeare and Victorian illustration
Victorian Illustrated Shakespeare Archive
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Art to enchant: Shakespeare and Victorian illustration

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Michael John Goodman

Illustrated editions of the Complete Works would have been the first encounter with Shakespeare that many Victorian readers would have had.

Cleopatra and Fake News: How ancient Roman political needs created a mythic temptress
Vivien Leigh as Cleopatra
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Cleopatra and Fake News: How ancient Roman political needs created a mythic temptress

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Jacquelyn Williamson

The Roman distaste of powerful women, their misunderstanding of the Egyptian way of life, and Octavian’s political need to consolidate his rise to dictator created our image of Cleopatra today.

Thomas Nashe: A dominant literary voice in Elizabethan England
Thomas Nashe
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Thomas Nashe: A dominant literary voice in Elizabethan England

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Andrew Hadfield Jennifer Richards

We are used to thinking of Elizabethan (and Jacobean) literature with Shakespeare at the center, but evidence suggests that, although Shakespeare was considered an important writer in the last decade of the queen’s reign, Thomas Nashe was one of the…

Shakespeare and the American Revolution
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Shakespeare and the American Revolution

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By the time the first battles of the American Revolution took place in 1775, Shakespeare had been imported from England on stage and page to the New World.

Shining a light on the other playwrights of Shakespeare's day
The Roaring Girl
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Shining a light on the other playwrights of Shakespeare's day

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Esther Ferington

A Digital Anthology of Early Modern English Drama (EMED, for short) is a large, searchable digital resource on the hundreds of commercial plays by the other authors of Shakespeare’s time—including dozens of newly edited play texts.

Shakespeare, ecology, and the environment
Herne's Oak
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Shakespeare, ecology, and the environment

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Randall Martin

What does Shakespeare say about ecology and its politically engaged cousin environmentalism? Neither term appears in his work—unsurprising since they hadn’t been coined yet. Nevertheless, we see Shakespeare thinking ecologically in ways that resonate with our own perceptions of the…

Lady Mary Wroth and 'The Countess of Montgomery's Urania'
Public domain image of Lady Mary Wroth
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Lady Mary Wroth and 'The Countess of Montgomery's Urania'

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Lady Mary Wroth watched Shakespeare act in his own plays, heard her relative Sir Walter Raleigh talk about founding Virginia, and almost certainly met Pocahantas and ambassadors from Morocco. Wroth’s later prose fiction echoes elements of her own life, including…

Kim Hall: Bringing African American experiences to Shakespeare
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Kim Hall: Bringing African American experiences to Shakespeare

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Paul Robeson was the first modern African American to perform Shakespeare—to perform Othello, and he talks in his letters and in his essays about bringing his experiences as a student in a white arena, his experiences with racism, to the…

Coat of arms discovery yields new insights into Shakespeare
Shakespeare coat of arms
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Coat of arms discovery yields new insights into Shakespeare

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Dig deeper into one of the biggest Shakespeare stories of 2016: the discovery of previously unknown depictions of Shakespeare’s coat of arms. Folger Curator of Manuscripts Heather Wolfe and Folger Director Michael Witmore elaborate on the significance of those discoveries…

Folger copy 54: The First Folio as family scrapbook
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Folger copy 54: The First Folio as family scrapbook

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Kathleen Lynch

One the First Folio’s owners, Captain Charles Hutchinson, clearly valued the book as a reflection on his family’s place in English history. Not only did he restore it, but he also treated it as a scrapbook of sorts, working in details and documents related to his family history.

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