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December 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Advertisement in Reply to Mr. Samuel Anthony’s, inserted in the first Page of this Paper.” It began as an advertisement concerning “a Negro Man named Cuffe,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Dec 2019

James Otis’s Medical Recovery

According to James Otis’s first biographer, William Tudor, Jr., after his brawl in the British Coffee-House in September 1769 he received care from “Doctors Perkins and Lloyd.”Dr. James Lloyd (1728-1810, shown here) was one of Boston’s...
From: Boston 1775 on 6 Dec 2019

Giving Emilia Lanier her own voice

In 1973, historian A L Rowse declared in Shakespeare the Man that he had solved the greatest mystery in Shakespeare’s life, the identity of the Dark Lady of the Sonnets. She was, he said, Emilia Lanier (Aemilia Lanyer). Rowse’s starting point...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 6 Mar 2019

January 31

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (January 31, 1769). “Esteemed by Judges equal in Quality to the best imported from England.” When Henry Lloyd of Boston placed his advertisement for “CHOICE...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Jan 2019

Donmar’s all-female Shakespeare Trilogy comes to TV

I’ve written a number of blog posts, over several years, about Phyllida Lloyd’s all-female Shakespeare trilogy that began at the Donmar Warehouse theatre in London. One’s here, and here’s another. It wasn’t an obvious trilogy,...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 17 Jun 2018

International Women’s Day 2018

International Women’s Day logo On 8 March 2018 International Women’s Day is being celebrated around the world. This year seems particularly special as we mark the centenary of women’s suffrage in the UK. And the treatment of women in...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 8 Mar 2018

18: The Year of Macbeth

Anne-Marie Duff and Rory Kinnear in the National Theatre’s Macbeth Macbeth is known as Shakespeare’s unluckiest play. For generations it has been referred to by the superstitious as “The Scottish Play” because even speaking its...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 1 Feb 2018

The Bonassus

According to a book by John Barrow of 1749, the Bonassus was a kind of wild ox, as high as a bull and bigger than a common ox. His flesh is very good. His horns are an astringent. For a travelling fair owner, Earl James and Sons, the creature was far,...
From: All Things Georgian on 30 Nov 2017

John Adams on the “Hancock” and “Adams”

James Lloyd was born in Boston in December 1769 and named after his grandfather, a respected physician. During the early 1770s, Dr. Lloyd sided with the royal government, but he remained in Boston when the British military evacuated. Eventually he regained...
From: Boston 1775 on 7 Oct 2017

Women taking power in Shakespeare’s plays

Glenda Jackson as King Lear 2016 seems to have been characterised by women staging a takeover of traditional male roles, at least as far as Shakespeare is concerned. While planning this post I was hoping to be able to link this trend to the election...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 16 Nov 2016

Doctor Faustus (The Jamie Lloyd Company) @ The Duke of York’s Theatre

Jamie Lloyd’s West End production of Doctor Faustus, promoted with a cult celebrity star and promises of a deliberately subversive approach to rewriting and updating the play is a Marmite production. No doubt many will hate the mash-up of A-text...
From: The Bardathon on 28 May 2016

Stamp Masters in the Deep South

In South Carolina, two men received appointments under the Stamp Act: George Saxby as inspector of the stamps and Caleb Lloyd as distributor.This appears to have been a way to spread the patronage around. But official news of those appointments didn’t...
From: Boston 1775 on 30 Oct 2015

About a Book

By Carol Ann Lloyd-Stanger   A title page on a Shakespearean printing press. (Image: Folger Library) A few weeks ago, I had the chance to participate in a printing workshop at Folger using a replica of a printing press like the ones used in Shakespeare’s...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 17 Sep 2015

First in a Series: English Catholic Martyrs at the End of July

We're entering another period with a cluster of martyrs, starting today with two Popish Plot victims, canonized in 1970 among the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales.Father Philip Evans, SJ and Father John Lloyd suffered martyrdom on July 22, 1679 in Cardiff,...

Who Were the Folgers?

by Carol Ann Lloyd-Stanger Emily Jordan Folger and Henry Clay Folger by Frank O. Salisbury. (Folger Collection) Henry Clay Folger and Emily Jordan Folger were great collectors of Shakespeare in the early 20th century. Believing that Shakespeare represented...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 12 Mar 2015

Books do furnish a room

Books make most attractive “props” in art as well as life.  At Hartlebury Castle we have...
From: The Hurd Library on 2 Oct 2014

Benjamin Hichborn’s Delivery Service

In late July 1775, twenty-nine-year-old lawyer Benjamin Hichborn set off from Philadelphia for his home province of Massachusetts, proudly carrying three letters from Continental Congress delegates. Those letters would, he’d insisted, show that he had...
From: Boston 1775 on 21 Jul 2014

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