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Shakespeare and Quentin Tarantino

4 October 2019

By Analicia García Priego, Aberystwyth University In terms of plot structure, Inglorious Basterds by Quentin Tarantino shares major similarities with revenge tragedies....

Reading Between the Lines of a Postal Card Henry Folger Sent in 1879

19 September 2019

By Stephen Grant My first descent into the underground vault at the Folger Shakespeare Library took place in 2007 during a short-term Folger fellowship. With a tape measure stuffed...

Shakespeare in Sweden

1 August 2019

By Jan Padover Jan Padover, the illustrator for Prospero Art Publishers recently finished an exhibit of his playing card designs at the Nut House Cafe & Gallery in Upplands Väsby,...

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...