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Leather Cover of the Bodleian First Folio

In August of 2012 a group of conservators named Sabina Pugh, Julie Sommerfeldt, Arthur Green, Vanessa Redgrave, Thelma Holt, Andrew Honey, and Nicole Gilroy examined and repaired the tattered First Folio in preparation for digitizing.[1]  The Senior Conservator of the Bodleian Library, Andrew Honey, closely examined the First Folio and compared it to other books bound… Read more »

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Early evidence of a female author in the First Folio

In the First Folio, there is a dedication to William Shakespeare by Ben Jonson. Within Jonson’s dedication, we find he attempted to defend Shakespeare against claims that a woman wrote the Shakespearean works. In examining the text, we must understand Ben Jonson was a good friend of Shakespeare, and happened to be with Shakespeare when… Read more »

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Bassano Legal Case in Romeo and Juliet

In examining the 1597 First Quarto of Romeo and Juliet, we find it did not mention the name William Shakespeare – it was anonymous. This is not surprising, especially considering a number of the characters were developed from a legal case involving the Bassano family members from Verona (where the play is set) and Bassano Del Grappa…. Read more »

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Isn’t Venice breathtaking this time of year?

I am fascinated by Venice. I’m not sure whether it is the history or the crumbing facades, the teal canals, or maybe it is the myriad of mysterious medieval confraternities. Then again, it might be the people? In fact, everything about Venice intrigues me. I visited Venice in 2005, but this short stint merely left… Read more »

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Finally caved in to pressure!

  I finally caved in to pressure and decided to write a blog. When I have time, I will publish portions of my research. I hope you enjoy reading it.

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  • Library1

    Leather Cover of the Bodleian First Folio

    In August of 2012 a group of conservators named Sabina Pugh, Julie Sommerfeldt, Arthur Green, Vanessa Redgrave, Thelma Holt, Andrew Honey, and Nicole Gilroy examined and repaired the tattered First Folio in preparation for digitizing.[1]  The Senior Conservator of the Bodleian Library, Andrew Honey, closely examined the First Folio and compared it to other books bound… Read more »

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    Early evidence of a female author in the First Folio

    In the First Folio, there is a dedication to William Shakespeare by Ben Jonson. Within Jonson’s dedication, we find he attempted to defend Shakespeare against claims that a woman wrote the Shakespearean works. In examining the text, we must understand Ben Jonson was a good friend of Shakespeare, and happened to be with Shakespeare when… Read more »

  • verona3

    Bassano Legal Case in Romeo and Juliet

    In examining the 1597 First Quarto of Romeo and Juliet, we find it did not mention the name William Shakespeare – it was anonymous. This is not surprising, especially considering a number of the characters were developed from a legal case involving the Bassano family members from Verona (where the play is set) and Bassano Del Grappa…. Read more »

  • 131216venice-italy-67748

    Isn’t Venice breathtaking this time of year?

    I am fascinated by Venice. I’m not sure whether it is the history or the crumbing facades, the teal canals, or maybe it is the myriad of mysterious medieval confraternities. Then again, it might be the people? In fact, everything about Venice intrigues me. I visited Venice in 2005, but this short stint merely left… Read more »

  • Qumran_Caves_02

    Finally caved in to pressure!

      I finally caved in to pressure and decided to write a blog. When I have time, I will publish portions of my research. I hope you enjoy reading it.