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The Banker of Florence

12 April 2019

by Yang Yu Fresco by Benozzo Gozzoli at the Magi’s Chapel, Palazzo Medici-Riccardi. (Showing all the major Medici figures and famous Florentines, as of the 1440s, on their pilgrimage...

Paying for Shakespeare: Henry Folger’s Checks

5 April 2019

By Stephen H. Grant On the Ides of March five years ago, Johns Hopkins University Press released Collecting Shakespeare: The Story of Henry and Emily Folger, the first biography written...

‘The Bard of all bards was a Warwickshire bard’: Reviving David Garrick’s Stratford Jubilee

18 February 2019

By David Chandler, Retrospect Opera. 2019 will witness the 250th anniversary of David Garrick’s great Shakespeare ‘Jubilee’, the most talked about cultural event...

Great Caesar’s Ghost

23 January 2019

By Dr. John Langdon We have just reached that point where latest night bleeds into earliest morning.  A man paces restlessly in a tent in the middle of a military encampment,...