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Genesis of the Shakespearean Works

I’m excited to see the first draft cover of Genesis of the Shakespearean Works. What do you think of my Shakespearean lookalike?   His features are strikingly similar to the 1623 sketch of William Shakespeare:                             Whilst he is not a descendant… Read more »

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Leather Cover of the Bodleian First Folio

To download a copy of this academic paper in pdf format, please click here: PAPER – 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… Read more »

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Early evidence of a female author in the First Folio

To download a copy of this academic paper in pdf format, please click here: PAPER – 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… Read more »

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Bassano Legal Case in Romeo and Juliet

To download a copy of this academic paper in pdf format, please click here: PAPER – 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… Read more »