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Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616



  • Existence: 1564-04-26 - 1616-04-23

Biographical / Historical

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English poet, playwright, and actor.

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

British Theatrical and Literary Prints

Call Number: LWL MSS 33
Overview: British Theatrical and Literary Prints is a collection of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century engravings and etchings depicting scenes and characters from 267 plays and stories by 112 authors that were published in England and Ireland during those two centuries. The prints are generally small in format—octavo or quarto in size—and most were extracted from publications.
Dates: 1711-1880, bulk 1770-1820

Commonplace book, circa 1753-1760

 Item — Volume: Reynolds 34
Call Number: MSS 30 , Series II
Scope and Contents: Contains extracts from his reading (chiefly Pope and Shakespeare) and rough drafts of projected essays on painting.
Dates: circa 1753-1760

Complete Plays. Edited by Stanley Wells and Gary Taylor; Introduced by Jonathan Bate. London: The Folio Society, 1997., 1997

 Item — Volume: Moss no. 133
Call Number: MSS 17 , Series II
Scope and Contents: Set in Baskerville by Oxford University Press, with play titles hand set in Fournier by Speedspools, Edinburgh. Printed at the Bath Press, Bath, on Caxton wove paper and bound by them in Oxford Library Buckram with paper sides printed with designs by Richard Shirley Smith. Eight volumes in two slip cases also decorated by Shirley Smith. A record for this item is also available in the Yale University Library...
Dates: 1997

Crawford Theater collection

Call Number: MS 1387
Overview: The collection consists of playbills and programs, photographs in a variety of formats, engravings, posters, clippings, and other printed material which document the performing arts in the United States and throughout the world from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries. Material relating to dramatic performance forms the nucleus of the collection, but dance, opera, motion picture, circus, radio, and television performances are also represented.
Dates: 1663-1992

Cymbeline : program for the Royal Lyceum Theatre production, 1896 December 9

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 4a
Call Number: MSS 9 , Series I
Scope and Contents: Includes cast listing, as well as advertisements for The Bells, The King and the Miller, and Richard III.
Dates: 1896 December 9

Edward Burne-Jones letter to Cormell Price, 1853 May 1

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 3
Call Number: MSS 45
Scope and Contents: Burne-Jones congratulates Price on his "dutiful and exemplary" conduct, developed "for many years under [Burne-Jones's] auspices." He adds: "it gives me encouragement that the philosophical notions I have inculcated, and wh. have brought such fruits in you, will be equally productive in others." However, so that Price is not "unduly puffed-up," Burne-Jones goes on to jovially criticize Price's "volatile, hurry-scurry, hyper-condensed" writing style. Burne-Jones comments that he is...
Dates: 1853 May 1

Facsimile of William Shakespeare's will, [19--?]

 Part of Collection — Box: 65, Folder: GROUP 2576, F-1
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Facsimile of Shakespeare's will, dated Mar 5, 1616, holograph, signed, located in the Probate Registry, Somerset House, London.

Accompanied by a printed transcript.
Dates: [19--?]

Henry IV : program for the Theatre Royal Haymarket production, 1896 July 2

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 7a
Call Number: MSS 9 , Series I
Scope and Contents: Program for Part I, produced by Herbert Beerbohm Tree, who also played Sir John Falstaff. Directed by Tree and Louis Calvert. Includes advertisements.
Dates: 1896 July 2

Maynard Mack papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 111
Overview: The collection consists of material created and accumulated by Maynard Mack in the course of his scholarly and teaching activities, including extensive documentation relating to his research on Alexander Pope and Shakespeare. Research and writing files include notes, copies of archival material, card files, lists, drafts, page proofs, printed material, and related material. Teaching files include notes, lectures, and course material. Correspondence consists largely of single letters to Mack...
Dates: 1928-1997

Multiple Productions : program for the Royal Lyceum Theatre's "Last Night of the Season", 1896 July 25

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 13c
Call Number: MSS 9 , Series I
Scope and Contents: Includes cast listings for Romeo and Juliet, For the Crown, Magda, King Henry VIII, and The School for Scandal.
Dates: 1896 July 25

Joshua Reynolds Archive

Call Number: MSS 30
Overview: The collection comprises correspondence, notebooks, writings, and other manuscript material by or about the artist Joshua Reynolds.
Dates: 1749-1816

Richard III : program for the Royal Lyceum Theatre production, 1897 April 6

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 9a
Call Number: MSS 9 , Series I
Scope and Contents: Starring Henry Irving as Richard. Bram Stoker is listed as the Acting Manager. Includes advertisement for Sardou's Madame Sans-Gene with Ellen Terry in the starring role and Henry Irving playing Napoleon.
Dates: 1897 April 6

David Nichol Smith papers

Call Number: OSB MSS 10
Overview: The papers concern Smith's work on the Arden Shakespeare Series and include notes and collations for several plays, documents relating to editorial techniques and a small amount of professional correspondence.
Dates: ca. 1904-1910

The Monument of Shakespeare in Westminster Abbey. Engraved by B. Holl.

 Item — Box: 2-104
Call Number: MSS 10
Scope and Contents: View of Scheemakers's monument of William Shakespeare in Westminster Abbey.
Dates: 1708-1875, bulk 1768-1836

The Two Gentlemen of Verona : playbill for the Daly's Theatre production, 1895 July 5

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 12a
Call Number: MSS 9 , Series I
Scope and Contents: Program for Augustin Daly's Company of Comedians' fourth production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Includes announcements for additional performances and the company's first production of Midsummer Night's Dream as well as presentations of Nancy & Co., The Honeymoon and The Heart of Ruby.
Dates: 1895 July 5

Twelfth Night : program for the Old Vic production, 1924 May

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 11a
Call Number: MSS 9 , Series I
Scope and Contents: Program for the final production of the 1923-1924 season. Includes advertisements for two operas, The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni.
Dates: 1924 May