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Exhibition: Murillo at the Kimball Art Museum, Ft. Worth, Sept 18 ’22-Jan 29, ’23

“Murillo: From Heaven to Earth,” Kimball Art Museum, September 18, 2023-January 29, 2023.
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 27 Sep 2022

Spectators at a print-shop

“Satire; an extravagantly dressed woman catches a fashionable man by the arm as she points with her fan at a mezzotint droll in a print-shop window; a small dog looks up at her; an old gentleman with a stick standing on the right, stares at the prints...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 16 Aug 2022

The Princes in the Tower: new evidence

John Everett Millais, The Princes in the Tower Shakespeare’s play Richard III has always been one of his most popular dramas. And no wonder: it features a compelling protagonists in a great story. Many people accept Shakespeare’s version of the history...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 17 Jun 2022

The Bottle Imp (1828) by Richard Brinsley Peake | Stephen Basdeo

Stephen Basdeo is a historian and lecturer based in Leeds, United Kingdom, who is an expert in Victorian popular fiction. Introduction In 1891 the famous Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson published a short story titled The Bottle Imp in his...

Hispanic Society Exhibitions: “Gilded Figures” & “Treasures from the Library”

The Hispanic Society of America has two new exhibitions, one in the museum and one in the library: “Gilded Figure: Wood and Clay Made Flesh” through Jan 9, 2022. “Treasures from the Hispanic Society Library” through Dec 30, 2021. Holland...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 25 Oct 2021

Victor Hugo’s Early Modern Outlaw Play: “Hernani” (1830)

Stephen Basdeo is a historian and lecturer based in Leeds, UK. He researches the life and works of several British and French ‘mysteries’ authors including George W.M. Reynolds, Pierce Egan the Younger, Eugene Sue, and Victor Hugo. He is also currently...

John Beaumont’s Boudicca (1647) | Stephen Basdeo

By Stephen Basdeo, a historian and writer based in Leeds, UK. This post is adapted from recent research conducted into early modern cultural portrayals of British imperialism. Introduction British popular culture’s relationship with imperialism...

7 July, 1597 - Five Plays in One

Here's what the Admiral's Men performed at the Rose playhouse on this day, 424 years ago... Henslowe writes: 27 | tt at v playes in one | 00 | 14In modern English: 27th [July, 1597] ... total at Five Plays in One .. 14 shillingsThe number 5 in acolumn...
From: Henslowe's Diary ... as a Blog! on 27 Jul 2021

Tooke family album of unpublished correspondence

Quarto album, with 29 autograph letters (three being fragments), c. 100 pages in total (some laid in loose); two commonplace manuscripts c. 35 and c. 62 pages; a large fragment of a play c. 90 pages (on rectos only), comprising most of(?) Act II, all...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 6 Jul 2021

8 June, 1597 - Five Plays in One

Here's what the Admiral's Men performed at the Rose playhouse on this day, 424 years ago... Henslowe writes: 28 | tt at v playes in one | 01 | 00In modern English: 28th [June, 1597] ... total at Five Plays in One ... £1 [i.e. 20 shillings]The number...
From: Henslowe's Diary ... as a Blog! on 28 Jun 2021

The library

A scene in a fashionable library with ladies and gentlemen conversing with attendants at the counters on either side. On the left a woman looks in a book while her male companion converses with a clergyman, as the woman behind the counter consults a book....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 22 Jun 2021

10 June, 1597 - Frederick and Basilea

Here's what the Admiral's Men performed at the Rose playhouse on this day, 424 years ago... Henslowe writes: 10 | tt at v playes in one | 00 | 11In modern English: 10th [June, 1597] ... total at Five Plays in One ... 11 shillingsThe number 5 in acolumn...
From: Henslowe's Diary ... as a Blog! on 10 Jun 2021

Out of the Darkness: “The Catacombs of Paris” (1840) by George W.M.Reynolds

Distinguished G W M Reynolds specialist, Prof. Louis James, talks about Reynolds’s only known play. G. W. M. Reynolds Society The useful ‘Post on ‘G.W.M. Reynolds’s The Modern Literature of France (1839) points us to his only known attempt at...

The gamester : a tragedy

Author: Moore, Edward, 1712-1757, author. Title: The gamester : a tragedy / written by Mr. Moore ; marked with the variations in the manager’s book, at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane. Publication: London : Printed for T. Davies, W. Nicoll, S. Bladon,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 4 Jun 2021

3 May, 1597 - Five Plays in One

Here's what the Admiral's Men performed at the Rose playhouse on this day, 424 years ago... Henslowe writes: 23 | tt at v playes in one | 01 | 00In modern English: 23rd [May, 1597] ... total at Five Plays in One ... £1 [i.e. 20 shillings]The number...
From: Henslowe's Diary ... as a Blog! on 23 May 2021

14 May, 1597 - Five Plays in One

Here's what the Admiral's Men performed at the Rose playhouse on this day, 424 years ago... Henslowe writes: 14 | tt at v playes in one | 00 | 07In modern English: 14th [May, 1597] ... total at Five Plays in One ... 7 shillingsThe number 5 in...
From: Henslowe's Diary ... as a Blog! on 14 May 2021

6 May, 1597 - Five Plays in One

Here's what the Admiral's Men performed at the Rose playhouse on this day, 424 years ago... Henslowe writes: 6 | tt at v playes in one | 00 | 16In modern English: 6th [May, 1597] ... total at Five Plays in One ... 16 shillingsThe number 5 in...
From: Henslowe's Diary ... as a Blog! on 6 May 2021

All the Sonnets of Shakespeare

All the Sonnets of Shakespeare It’s taken a while for me to get round to reading Paul Edmondson and Stanley Wells’ book All the Sonnets of Shakespeare, published in September 2020 by Cambridge University Press. They are both some of the most...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 29 Apr 2021

5 April, 1597 - Five Plays in One

Here's what the Admiral's Men performed at the Rose playhouse on this day, 424 years ago... Henslowe writes: 25 | tt at v playes in one | 01 | 13In modern English: 25th [April, 1597] ... total at Five Plays in One ... £1 and 13 shillings...
From: Henslowe's Diary ... as a Blog! on 25 Apr 2021

April, 1597 - Five Plays in One

Here's what the Admiral's Men performed at the Rose playhouse on this day, 424 years ago... Henslowe writes: 20 | tt at v playes in one | 00 | 19In modern English: 20th [April, 1597] ... total at Five Plays in One ... 19 shillingsThe number...
From: Henslowe's Diary ... as a Blog! on 20 Apr 2021

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