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Manuscript bound in cloth. Work is accompanied by an unsigned, undated letter, apparently by a book dealer, which describes it as an "occult manuscript. An interesting common place book containing extracts from writers on magic and necromancy,…

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In 1662, Falstaff became the first Shakespearean character to appear as an illustration. Since then, visual interpretations of Shakespeare's plays (and of the Bard himself) have proliferated in books, paintings, ads, and comics. You're now sure to…

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In 1939, legendary Chicago dancer Ruth Page choreographed dances based on three Shakespearean characters: Lady Macbeth, Juliet Capulet, and Katherina Minola (from "The Taming of the Shrew"). Page had costumes designed, and she rehearsed extensively.…

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Since at least the 19th century, Shakespeare and his characters have found themselves the unwitting spokespeople for an array of consumer products: from clothes and canned meat to Budweiser and the latest line of Ford convertibles. This video gives a…

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The so-called "Bad Quarto" of Hamlet was printed in 1603. It carries the "bad" modifier because of how it differs from the authoritative text we're familiar with today. The Newberry recently commissioned Sam Feinstein, a Chicago-area bookbinder, to…