The Web offers many possibilities for exploring the cultural production of Shakespeare's works. A profusion of sites provide full texts of Shakespeare's plays; multimedia capabilities make it possible to add sound and video; details of theatrical presentations, from the reconstruction of the Globe Theatre to costume designs, are made readily available through image files. Printed editions of Shakespeare, especially early ones, have also received attention. Likewise, artists of all stripes, from performance artists to musicians to those working in more traditional visual media, have found important inspiration in the works of Shakespeare. Hence this online collection of selected electronic facsimiles seeks to share with a wider audience meetings of book art and Shakespearean text, and suggests the variety of responses of visual and book artists to the stimulus of Shakespeare's words. This online collection of 23 works, originally published in venues as distant as Philadelphia and Leipzig, includes images produced by an array of technologies available in the 19th and early 20th century.
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