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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.

Shakespeare: Ten Great Plays (Hamlet)

An eye-catching depiction of Hamlet and Laertes’s duel.

Cowden Clarke, "Ophelia; The Rose of Elsinore," The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Heroines (Pages 216-217)

Ophelia, The Rose of Elsinore
Pages 216-217. These pages depict part of Jutha’s distressed behavior during her pregnancy by the lord who will abandon her. Jutha sings some of the sad and sexual songs Ophelia will later sing in Shakespeare’s play.

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.

Godwin, The Greenwood Tree: A Portrait of William Shakespeare (Pages 60-61)

The Greenwood Tree: A Portrait of William Shakespeare
Pages 60-61: A young William courts Anne Hathaway in the forest using his own poetry. This fantasy connects Shakespeare’s professional writing with his personal life.

White, Will Shakespeare and the Globe Theater (Pages 4-5)
Pages 4-5: A young Shakespeare spontaneously speaks in the playwright’s later, famous words (top right). White’s depiction of Shakespeare’s spontaneously momentous words supports an unlikely portrait of Shakespeare as preternaturally gifted without…

Lamb: Tales from Shakespeare [1901] (Cover)
The cover of this 1901 edition of the Lambs’ edition features Walter Paget’s beautiful illustrations, appealing to children.