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Illustrated Shakespeare, 1826-1919
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.2034  Monday, 20 October 2003

[1]     From:   Christine Gray <
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        Date:   Friday, 17 Oct 2003 17:18:14 -0400
        Subj:   RE: site on illustrated Shakespeare

[2]     From:   Al Magary <
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        Date:   Saturday, 18 Oct 2003 00:24:31 -0700
        Subj:   Illustrated Shakespeare, 1826-1919, online collection at
Wisconsin


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From:           Christine Gray <
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Date:           Friday, 17 Oct 2003 17:18:14 -0400
Subject:        RE: site on illustrated Shakespeare

http://libtext.library.wisc.edu/IllusShake/

I still haven't figured out how to get to these illustrations; maybe
someone on the list can.

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From:           Al Magary <
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Date:           Saturday, 18 Oct 2003 00:24:31 -0700
Subject:        Illustrated Shakespeare, 1826-1919, online collection at
Wisconsin

The Digital Content Group at the University of Wisconsin Libraries has
mounted facsimiles of a dozen books illustrating works by Shakespeare
and other dramatists, dating from 1826 to 1919:
http://libtext.library.wisc.edu/IllusShake/  The intro explains that
"this online collection of selected electronic facsimiles seeks to share
with a wider audience meetings of book art and Shakespearean text, and
suggests the variety of responses of visual and book artists to the
stimulus of Shakespeare's words."

Along with page images of text and illustrations, the text has been
digitized. The works, with direct links, are:

Boydell, John (1719-1804).  The gallery of illustrations for
Shakespeare's dramatic works. Philadelphia, 1874.
http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/IllusShake.jboydell1

Crane, Walter (1845-1915).  Eight illustrations to Shakespeare's Two
gentlemen of Verona.  London, 1894.
http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/IllusShake.wcrane1

The dramatic souvenir: Being literary and graphical illustrations of
Shakespeare and other celebrated English dramatists.  London, 1833.
http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/IllusShake.dramsouv1

Heath, Charles.  The heroines of Shakspeare: comprising the principal
female characters in the plays of the great poet.  London, 1848.
http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/IllusShake.cheath1

Harlow, Louis K. (1850-1913).  The home of Shakespeare. Boston,1888.
http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/IllusShake.lharlow1

Here Shakespeare lived [Stratford-on-Avon]. Boston,1897 and 1899.
http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/IllusShake.hereshake1

Howard, Frank (1805-1866).  The spirit of the plays of Shakspeare,
exhibited in a series of outline plates illustrative of the story of
each play.  5 vols.  London, 1833.
http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/IllusShake.fhoward1 (click
Volume > to get to other volumes).

Retzsch, Moritz (1779-1857).  Gallerie zu Shakspeare's dramatischen
Werken.  (Retzsch's outlines to Shakspeare.)  8 vols. (I, Hamlet; II,
Macbeth; III, Rome & Juliet; IV, King Lear; V, The Tempest; VI, Othello;
VII, The Merry Wives of Windsor; VIII, King Henry IV).  Leipzig,
1828-46.  http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/IllusShake.mretzsch1
(click Volume > to get to other volumes).

Salaman, Malcolm C. (1855-1940).  Shakespeare in pictorial art. London &
New York, 1916.
http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/IllusShake.msalaman1

Songs of Shakespeare, illustrated by the Etching Club.  London, 1843.
http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/IllusShake.songsshake1

Thurston, John (1774-1822), and Thompson, John (1785-1866).
Illustrations of Shakspeare; comprised in two hundred and thirty
vignette engravings, by Thompson, from designs by Thurston.  London,
1826.
http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/IllusShake.jthurston1

_Dramatic Souvenir_ also illustrates plays by Philip Massinger, Thomas
Otway (2), Thomas Southerne (+ adaptation by Garrick), George Farquhar
(2), Nicholas Rowe (2), Joseph Addison, Susanna Centlivre (2), Edward
Young, John Gay, Henry Fielding (+adaptation), George Lillo (3), Henry
Brooke, David Garrick (6), Benjamin Hoadly (+ adaptation), Edward Moore,
Rev. John Brown, Arthur Murphy (3), Rev. John Home, Rev. James Townley,
Charles Macklin (2), George Colman the Elder (2), Samuel Foote (2), Kane
O'Hara, Isaac Bickerstaffe (4), Richard Cumberland, Oliver Goldsmith,
Richard Brinsley Sheridan (2), Isaac Jackman, Charles Dibdin the Elder,
Hannah Moore, Hannah Crowley (2), Francis Brooke, James Cobb (3), George
Colman the Younger (2), Frederick Pilon, Sir Robert Howard (adaptation),
John Till Allingham.  (Okay, how many did you recognize?)
Thanks to the Internet Scout Report (http://scout.wisc.edu/) for the
lead to this collection.

Also of interest at UWisconsin is Historical Research in Europe: A Guide
to Archives and Libraries:
http://webcat.library.wisc.edu:3200/HistResEur/

Cheers,
Al Magary

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