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Bennett, Master Skylark (Page 304)

Master Skylark
Bennett’s tale allows readers to imagine what it would be like to meet Shakespeare, depicting him as generous, protective, and thoughtful. Here Shakespeare and a fiery and impulsively kind Ben Jonson collaborate in helping the children.

Bennett, Master Skylark (Page 305)

Page 305: Motivated both by generosity and self-interest, Shakespeare’s other associates volunteer to foster the children and to add Nick, the protagonist, to the King’s Men. Bennett’s Shakespeare alone thinks to ask Nick what he wants.

Bennett, Master Skylark (Page 308-309)

Pages 308-309: Bennett imagines a sparkling dinner party bringing together the children, Shakespeare, and Shakespeare’s family and theatrical associates.

Benson, Poems: Written by Wil. Shake-speare. Gent (Picture Sonnet)

"The Picture of True Love" : Benson rearranged the order of the poems in the 1609 Sonnets volume, arranging sonnets under thematic headings that presented them as a general lyric description of love and inhibited readings integrating the poems as a…

Benson, Poems: Written by Wil. Shake-speare. Gent (Scornefull Sonnet)

"A Request to his Scornefull Love" : Benson’s headers were always in the third person. Here Benson groups Sonnets 88-91 into a single unbroken lyric.

Benson, Poems: Written by Wil. Shake-speare. Gent (Title Page)
Title Page. Benson’s edition of Shakespeare’s poems included the first new edition of the Sonnets since their initial publication in 1609. The volume contains a mix of Shakepseare’s sonnets and songs as well as works by other authors.

Cibber, The Tragical History of King Richard III (1777)

The Tragical History of King Richard III
Title Page
Excerpt: The 1777 edition no longer allows readers to see where Cibber has used, adapted, or added to Shakespeare’s text.

Cibber, The Tragical History of King Richard III (Pages 12-15)
Page 12: The opening of the dialogue between Richard and Lady Anne in Cibber’s adaptation. Note the material is all either Shakespeare’s words (indicated by italics) or what Cibber calls “generally [Shakespeare’s] thoughts” rephrased by Cibber.

Cibber, The Tragical History of King Richard III (Preface)

Preface: Cibber’s Preface discusses his method of distinguishing his work from Shakespeare’s, allowing us to see the mix of writers at a glance.
Page 1: The first act of Cibber’s adaptation concerns Henry VI – already murdered in Shakespeare’s…

Cowden Clarke, "Ophelia; The Rose of Elsinore," The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Heroines (Pages 196-197)

Pages 196-197: Ophelia’s wet nurse’s troubled son frightens Ophelia with attention and cruelty. Note Cowden Clark’s interest in representing the boy’s violence toward flies in ways figured in other Shakespeare scenes, King Lear 4.1 and Titus…