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An illustration for the Lambs’ telling of Cymbeline. Iachimo sneaks out of the chest where he has concealed himself to spy on sleeping Imogen. The Petershams emphasize the textures and lineation of the room’s furnishings as well as Iachimo’s sly…
White emphasizes how the mother employs historical knowledge about theater in Shakespeare’s time to invite her children’s interest. Here she describes early modern practices of theatrical cross-dressing and bear-baiting.
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…
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.
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.
Cowden Clarke, "Ophelia; The Rose of Elsinore," The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Heroines (Pages 216-217)
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.
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