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February 2014
05
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by prettybookish

by prettybookish

January 2014
25
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by prrintemps 

by prrintemps 

October 2013
21
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Hamlet Act 3, Scene 1, Soliloquy 

September 2013
17
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Shakespeare’s handwriting and why it matters
Studying ancient handwriting is a fascinating thing. To know that the oddly-shaped letters on the page were put there hundreds of years ago by an individual with a life, passions and things to do, can be sensational. Sometimes such ancient handwritten notes can teach us really important things. The page above was written by no other than William Shakespeare. A scholar in Texas compared the document to a handwritten addition in a copy of Thomas Kyd’s play Spanish Tragedy. And what turned out to be the case? The handwriting in the image above is the same as in the added text in Kyd’s play. Moreover, the two share the same spelling pattern. Ergo, the two were written by the same individual - Shakespeare. The newly identified “text” by Shakespeare (an addition of several hundreds of verses) will be included in The Bard’s new addition. It’s extremely satisfying to an expert of old script (as I am) that letter shapes proved vital for this important discovery.
Read all about it in this NYT article.

Shakespeare’s handwriting and why it matters

Studying ancient handwriting is a fascinating thing. To know that the oddly-shaped letters on the page were put there hundreds of years ago by an individual with a life, passions and things to do, can be sensational. Sometimes such ancient handwritten notes can teach us really important things. The page above was written by no other than William Shakespeare. A scholar in Texas compared the document to a handwritten addition in a copy of Thomas Kyd’s play Spanish Tragedy. And what turned out to be the case? The handwriting in the image above is the same as in the added text in Kyd’s play. Moreover, the two share the same spelling pattern. Ergo, the two were written by the same individual - Shakespeare. The newly identified “text” by Shakespeare (an addition of several hundreds of verses) will be included in The Bard’s new addition. It’s extremely satisfying to an expert of old script (as I am) that letter shapes proved vital for this important discovery.

Read all about it in this NYT article.

June 2013
08
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Hamlet Act 1 [inspired by mmorrow]

April 2013
27
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By samgaetz

By samgaetz

April 2013
23
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April 2013
23
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Happy Birthday, William Shakespeare!
Infographic via Goodreads

Happy Birthday, William Shakespeare!

Infographic via Goodreads

April 2013
06
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by angry-comics

by angry-comics

March 2013
23

Re-Covered Romeo & Juliet by Christopher Porter

Re-Covered Romeo & Juliet by Christopher Porter

February 2013
14
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DEATH & DYING IN HAMLET & MACBETH
Hamlet and Macbeth are about a lot of things. Power and revenge. Madness and the otherworldly. But, when you get right down to it, these are plays about death and dying and murder: so that you know evil when it crosses your path.
See Shakespeare’s dark world illustrated and how each character came to their bloody end.
RICARDO GALVEZ & TOM McNAMARA (PBS)

DEATH & DYING IN HAMLET & MACBETH

Hamlet and Macbeth are about a lot of things. Power and revenge. Madness and the otherworldly. But, when you get right down to it, these are plays about death and dying and murder: so that you know evil when it crosses your path.

See Shakespeare’s dark world illustrated and how each character came to their bloody end.

RICARDO GALVEZ & TOM McNAMARA (PBS)

January 2013
27
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 (by ;dreamer)

 (by ;dreamer)

November 2012
19
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The entirety of Hamlet printed on a bookmark, conceived by Zach Weinersmith and designed by Kate Sekelsky.

The entirety of Hamlet printed on a bookmark, conceived by Zach Weinersmith and designed by Kate Sekelsky.