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The fair in an uproar

With a large woodcut below the title and preceding the letterpress text: Madamoiselle Javellot is shown on stage flanked on either side by chandeliers wtih her performing dogs in costumes in front and a musician in the background, left, behind the curtain....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 21 Jun 2019

Epitre a M. de Walpole

Title: Epitre a M. de Walpole : traduite de l’anglois. Publication: [Paris?] : [publisher not identified], [approximately 1740] Catalog Record  763 740 Ep64 Acquired September 2018
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 10 Jun 2019

Mum : a political ballad for the present times

A satire on Walpole and the Whigs. Author: Leslie, Charles, active 1738-1743. Title: Mum : a political ballad for the present times : with annotations political, critical, and historical. Published: Edinburgh : Printed, and sold by the book-sellers...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 20 May 2019

The Chartist Robin Hood: The Poems of W. J. Linton (1812–97)

By Stephen Basdeo During the 1830s, in spite of the passage of the ‘great’ Reform Act (1832), most working men could not vote, while women did not enter the equation at this point. So, in 1836, six working men and six MPs drew up a list of...

Poetical address from the ladies of the the cabinet ministers

A lengthy risqué poem suggestive of the sexual prowess of Bartolomeo Pergami, a close companion of Queen Caroline (1768-1821) who accompanied her during her Mediterranean travels in The Regency period. A woodcut portrait at the top of the sheet...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 23 Jan 2019

Magna Britannia triumphans

Two poems, the first signed: Dr. Barbon. The first poem (left column) begins: “When glorious Anna’s happy reign began …” The second poem (beginning in lower portion of middle column) entitled “The te deum”: “To...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 6 Nov 2018

“They have destroyed me”

A illustrated broadside printed on silk. With an image of a woman weeping at a tombstone enscribed with the words “Great Britain’s Queen, the injured Caroline. Around the border, following the title: Minister! go hang thyself in justice to...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 17 Aug 2018

Salve Regina!

First lines: Albion! along they thousand hills, And through thy thousand cities, now, A spirit is abroad, that fills, The hearts of men with holiest vow … Title: Salve Regina! or, A lay of sympathy and loyal homage to a persecuted woman and...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 7 Aug 2018

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

Rehabilitating Shakespeare’s “she-wolf of France”, Margaret of Anjou

  Margaret of Anjou For many years attempts have been made to establish that Richard III was not the out and out villain that Shakespeare presents to us, a difficult task since Richard III is one of his most compelling characters in a highly successful...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 31 May 2018

Anthony Hopkins’ King Lear

Anthony Hopkins as King Lear The Shakespeare event of the Bank Holiday weekend is the new version of King Lear to be screened by BBC2 on Monday 28 May 2018. And hopefully people won’t be too tired after a day having fun to tune in, as it promises...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 27 May 2018

The monkey and the hounds : a fable

British Library suggests that this is a political satire on Sir Robert Walpole. Title: The monkey and the hounds : a fable. Published: [London?] : [publisher not identified], [1730s?] Catalog Record 763 730 M74 Acquired October 2017
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 4 May 2018

Hamlets onstage then and now

David Ricardo-Pearce as Hamlet, Bolton Octagon 2018 This week David Ricardo-Pearce has joined the mighty list of actors who have taken on Shakespeare’s most famous part, Hamlet. Until 10 March 2018 he’s playing the role at the Octagon Theatre...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 17 Feb 2018

A German Hamlet: Fratricide Punished

Photographs taken during the puppet performance of “Der Berstraffe Brudermord” by The Hidden Room theatre company on the fourth day of the Blackfriars Conference at the Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Virginia on Saturday, October 26, 2013.Photo...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 11 Oct 2017

Directing Shakespeare

Michael Bogdanov With the sudden death of Michael Bogdanov this week theatre directors and their importance in the staging of Shakespeare’s plays have been on my mind in the build up to Shakespeare’s birthday. Shakespeare was the first director...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 22 Apr 2017

The Kiso Road (for William Scott Wilson)

I Kiso: clear as a bell among the mountains. Write me, the river says, Witness the road beside me. II The clouds are still tonight. The sky is smoke-blackened But the fires here are cold. The children grow and leave And do not come back Time claims the...
From: Mathew Lyons on 3 Feb 2017

Shakespeare and the White House

President Obama is about to hand over to the incoming President Trump, and in the last few days an interview with Obama about the books that are important to him has been published in the New York Times. One of the authors he mentions is of course Shakespeare. ...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 19 Jan 2017

Goddamnit, Shakespeare: Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece

“Do you ever get sick of Shakespeare?” my sister-in-law asked me. It was late morning, an unusually rainy day. I was sitting in a reclining chair, Shakespeare’s Venus and Adonis open on my lap, and I was making absolutely no progress...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 18 Jan 2017

A collection of Georgian poetry and prose, ca. 179

Sixty-five manuscript notecard or notecard fascicles (each consisting of a varying number of loosely stitched to head with variously coloured threads), composed in a neat and small hand, mostly to both sides of each card. In at least two hands, several...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 7 Nov 2016

Frost Fair on the River Thames

“In the foreground is the riverside in Southwark, with spectators, and a vendor of ‘A hot Mutton Pie or an Apple Pie’; a gangway placarded ‘The New City Road’ leads from the pavement to ice. In the background is a detailed...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 17 Oct 2016

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