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March 18

GUEST CURATOR: Zachary Dubreuil What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (March 18, 1769). “Choice Indico.” This advertisement shows that Joseph and William Russell had multiple items for...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 18 Mar 2019

March 1

GUEST CURATOR: Luke DiCicco What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Georgia Gazette (March 8, 1769). “Samuel Elbert HAS JUST IMPORTED … NEW-ENGLAND RUM.” This advertisement features a series of...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Mar 2019

Appraising Affect in the Transatlantic Correspondence of Richard Popham and John Large

Michael Borsk When the Irish merchant Richard Popham found that his fortunes in New York had turned sour during the fall of 1826, he penned a letter to his acquaintance living in Upper Canada, John Large. “My mind is in a dreadful state of agitation,”...
From: Borealia on 19 Nov 2018

Bristol Trade in the 18th Century.

For list of trade goods see PDF here:
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 23 Oct 2018

September 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (September 6, 1768).“ANDREW LORD, Has just imported …” In September 1768 Andrew Lord experimented with a marketing...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Sep 2018

Thomas Tyrrell review of The Merchant of Venice in Cardiff

Review from Thomas Tyrrell that first appeared in Wales Arts Review: Everyman | Cardiff Open-Air Theatre Festival, 2018 The plots of many of Shakespeare’s comedies work better if you assume the characters are drunk most of the time. Joss Whedon’s...
From: Cardiff Shakespeare on 4 Jul 2018

The Merchant of Venice in Cardiff this week @everymancdf

  Everyman Theatre are back this summer at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff, until Sat 30th June. Shakespeare’s Comedy of Love, Sex, Power and Revenge. Money!  Portia has it, Bassanio wants it, Shylock loans it, Antonio borrows it.  But...
From: Cardiff Shakespeare on 24 Jun 2018

The Most Valuable Treasure Ship found off the coast of Cornwall England. The President Merchant Ship-East India Company.

Isaac Sailmaker - Two Views of an East Indiaman of the Time of King William III.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 12 Jun 2018

November 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? Massachusetts Gazette (October 29, 1767).“China Ware and Paper, much cheaper than they will come a little while hence.” In an advertisement placed in the Massachusetts...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Nov 2017

September 27

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? New-York Gazette: Or, the Weekly Post-Boy (September 24, 1767).“A Variety of other Articles suitable for this Market, and especially for Shop-keepers in the Northern Parts...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Sep 2017

September 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (September 1, 1767).“GODREY & GADSDEN, Will exchange the following GOODS.” Godfrey and Gadsden’s dense list-style...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Sep 2017

Theatre: The Merchant of Venice at St. Enda’s Park, Dublin

21–24 June 2017, 8pm Balally Players takes Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice to St. Enda’s Park Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin for its Summer Shakespeare 2017 presentation. The play, directed by Fiona...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 20 Jun 2017

April 9

GUEST CURATOR: Shannon Dewar What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Gazette: Or, the Weekly Post-Boy (April 9, 1767).“TO BE SOLD, THE one Half of a good Boat.” In many of the newspapers I looked...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Apr 2017

The Death of Mlle. Nature

When Carolyn Merchant tires of writing careful, scholarly works about ecology and the scientific revolution, perhaps she will try something a little edgier, like murder mysteries. If Carolyn Merchant wrote crime fiction, surely the plot would include...
From: Darin Hayton on 13 Mar 2017

Shakespeare: A knack for following theatrical fashion

Venice. Two faithful friends are pitted against a vengeful moneylender who is out for blood. In a climactic trial scene they proclaim their willingness to die for each other; the moneylender’s revenge rebounds against him when a woman outwits him,...
From: Before Shakespeare on 1 Feb 2017

Shakespeare in Padua

A view of Padua Just recently we’ve been experiencing cold, grey, depressing weather in the UK and we must all be thinking longingly of long, warm days spent somewhere exotic. It’s just the time, of course, for planning a summer holiday and...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 27 Jan 2017

Arutin George

Arutin George was an Armenian merchant who came to England during the reign of Queen Anne Printmaker: Faber, John, 1695?-1756, printmaker. Title: Arutin George [graphic] / G. Kneller pinxt. 1712 ; I. Faber fecit 1738. Catalog Record &...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 23 Nov 2016

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