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William Henry Chippendale (1801-1888)

Norma Hampson is a long-standing volunteer at the Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive and has written this blog to share details from her current project, listing visitors from the early Birthplace visitor books.     The signatures of William...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 7 Dec 2016

#InternationalVolunteerDay

Sketch by J. T. Blight To celebrate #InternationalvolunteerDay we have asked some of our volunteers to write about their projects. This post has been written by Robert Howe, a regular reader in the Reading Room who became a volunteer. He has been working...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 5 Dec 2016

An Alternative History of Stratford-upon-Avon

This blog post was written by Sylvia Morris who completed research for her new book with Susan Brock using the Reading Room and our collections. In my earlier post I wrote about some of the archives kept by the Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive....
From: Finding Shakespeare on 24 Nov 2016

Researching the history of the Shakespeare Club of Stratford-upon-Avon

Sylvia Morris researching the Shakespeare Club in the Reading Room This blog post was written by Sylvia Morris who completed research for her new book with Susan Brock using the Reading Room and our collections. If most people were asked to name the...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 21 Nov 2016

Did the Circus Come to Town?

Norma Hampson is a long-standing volunteer at the Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive and has written this blog to share details from her current project, listing visitors from the early Birthplace visitor books. On the 7th of August 1858 several...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 8 Nov 2016

Summer in the Reading Room!

  The Reading Room full of WSC delegates Our busy 2016 has continued and over the Summer we welcomed many more visitors to the Reading Room as the World Shakespeare Congress came to town! We also were delighted to display Shakespeare’s...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 17 Oct 2016

Shakespeare in Czech

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in Czech, translated by Martin Hilsky. Illustration by Adolf Born. “A translation must be related to the original in the way a child is to a parent. Children take after their parents but they also talk back. So...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 15 Sep 2016

Shakespeare’s Sonnets in Maori

Over eighty languages are represented in the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust library. Most translations were donated to us by the translators, like the translation of nine sonnets by Shakespeare in Maori. Merimeri Penfold, a renowned teacher of Maori and...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 9 Aug 2016

Shakespeare’s Friends: Burbage, Combe and Sadler

  (sbt-1993-46) A portrait of the actor Richard Burbage (painted c.1890-1925 by Charles Fullwood) You could say that a will is an opportunity to find out who your friends are and the will of William Shakespeare does feature his friends as well...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 3 Aug 2016

‘My fellows’: John Heminges and Henry Condell

SR OS 80/81046154. The Workes of Benjamin Jonson, 1616The title page is ‘The Catalogue’. William Shakespeare is listed amongst the actors in two of Jonson’s plays, Everyman in his Humour and Sejanus. Sejanus His Fall was first performed...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 30 Jul 2016

Shakespeare’s “New Place” in his Old Home Town

ER27/4a. Exemplification of a fine, 4 May, 1597.Exemplification of a fine between William Shakespeare, gentleman, plaintiff, and William Underhill, gentleman, deforciant, of one messuage [New Place] two barns and two gardens in Stratford-upon-Avon. The...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 29 Jul 2016

Shakespeare’s Family – The Halls

Baptism of Susanna Shakespeare, Parish Register, 1558-1653, Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon Shakespeare made Susanna and John Hall the executors of his will and left them the bulk of his estate, she was his trusted daughter and John was a close...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 27 Jul 2016

An Inventory of the Goods and Chattels

BRU/15/1/21 Inventory of John Sadler of Stratford-upon-Avon, gentleman, deceased Wills are very important for researchers and family historians as they were made by people of all statuses and provide information about property, wealth and land ownership. ...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 26 Jul 2016

The Objects in Shakespeare’s Will

SBT 1993-31/648 A 16th-17th-century tester bed, traditionally known as the ‘Hathaway Bed’ A significant and key part of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust’s collection is formed of objects from Shakespeare’s lifetime. These allow...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 22 Jul 2016

Inheritance in Shakespeare’s Plays

Merchant of Venice illustration from Rowe’s 1709 edition of the Works of Shakespear ‘Let’s choose executors and talk of wills,’ King Richard commands in Richard II. Richard quickly follows this command with a question: ‘And...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 21 Jul 2016

An Early Copy of Shakespeare’s Will

DR59/1. Near contemporary copy of the will (dated 25 March 1616) of William Shakespeare Interest in the original will has brought our attention to an early transcript (SBT Archive Reference: DR59/1). This document will also be going on display soon,...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 19 Jul 2016

Stratford’s Tudor Wills

The will of William Homes of Stratford, weaver, dated May 7th, 1590, proved 5 August the same year. Annexed are schedules of debts owing to and by testator, one of which is to Mr. John Combes for malt. Ananias Nason was his brother-in-law. With Shakespeare’s...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 18 Jul 2016

Hamlet in Afrikaans

50.07 Hamlet Afrikaans 1945. Hamlet : Prins van Denemarke / Deur William Shakespeare ; vertaal deur L. I. Coertze ; met tekeninge van Maud Sumner. 1945. Signed by all actors in first South African production of this translation. Flyleaf signed by artist...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 13 Jul 2016

Avonbank School

Norma Hampson is a long-standing volunteer at the Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive and has written this blog to share details from her current project, listing visitors from the early Birthplace visitor books. On the 3rd April 1858 several pupils...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 8 Jul 2016

Miniature Shakespeare

39/1886 8140067. The illustrated pocket Shakespeare, ed. by J.T. Blair. 8 vols. Published Glasgow: David Bryce and Son, Glasgow, 1886. Illustrated with forty reproductions of the well known engravings of Westall and others. Do you have good eyesight?...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 23 Jun 2016

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