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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Digital Archive of Victorian Illustrations of Shakespeare


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In the past I’ve posted about art inspired by Shakespeare:  http://schatjesshelves.blogspot.ca/2016/07/shakespeare-in-art.html.  Today, I thought I’d write about a new digital archive which includes over 3,000 Victorian illustrations of The Bard’s plays.  The Victorian Illustrated Shakespeare Archive is the PhD project of Michael Goodman, a doctoral candidate in Digital Humanities at Cardiff University.  Goodman’s site hosts over 3,000 illustrations taken from four major UK editions of Shakespeare’s Complete Works published in the mid-19th century.  The illustrations are organized for easy access. 

See the archive at https://shakespeareillustration.org/ to see how the plays communicated differently to various Victorian artists.