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James D. Linton, Illustrator
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0670  Monday, 8 October 2007

From: 		Joseph Egert <
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Date: 		Sunday, 7 Oct 2007 12:39:02 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 18.0541 James D. Linton, Illustrator
Comment: 	Re: SHK 18.0541 James D. Linton, Illustrator

Nicole Coonradt asks re Linton's color illustrations for the MERCHANT OF 
VENICE edition published c.1909 by Hodder & Stoughton:

"What I'm wondering is, if so, how is Shylock depicted? Does he have a 
red beard or red hair? I only ask in tandem with the recent thread on 
"Redheads," because I'm curious to know how the illustrator represents 
this famous Jewish character and if it is in keeping with what members 
have posted about Elizabethan stage traditions."

Click and ye shall find:
 
http://groups.google.com.au/group/humanitieslitauthorsshakespearemoderated/t/f2b487f9b7f77d1fhl=en

Enjoy!
Joe Egert

[Editor's Note: For the convenience of SHAKSPER members, I have mounted 
the Linton illustrations in one of my folders on the SHAKSPER website. 
They are available here in two formats:

1. The Adobe pdf file of title page and three illustrations:

http://www.shaksper.net/~hcook/MerchantVenice.pdf

2. Separate jpg images of title page and three illustrations:

http://www.shaksper.net/~hcook/Linton_MV_1.jpg
http://www.shaksper.net/~hcook/Linton_MV_2.jpg
http://www.shaksper.net/~hcook/Linton_MV_3.jpg
http://www.shaksper.net/~hcook/Linton_MV_4.jpg

Anyone who would like to view these illustrations in yet another format 
can contact me at 
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in the Subject line or in the note that the message is a private 
correspondence. -Hardy]

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