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Illustrated Shakespeare, 1826 - 1919

For illustrations of puckish glee, turn to this digital collection from the University of Wisconsin - Madison Libraries, which includes selections from twelve works by and about William Shakespeare (and a few other British playwrights), originally published in places ranging from Philadelphia to Leipzig, dating 1826 - 1919. The books chosen for this digital collection are heavily illustrated versions of Shakespeare. While some text is available, such as picture captions, title pages, bits of dialogue, and synopses of plays -- all of which is fully searchable -- the collection is really designed to enable users to flip to the pictures. For example, a 5 volume set, The spirit of the plays of Shakspeaire [sic], drawn and engraved by Frank Howard, 1833, consists of a series plates for each play, with some explanatory text. The dramatic souvenir: Being literary and graphical illustrations of Shakespeare and other celebrated English dramatists, published by Charles Tilt, also 1833, has about two pages per play: a synopsis, and several pictures.
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