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A Midsummer-Night's Dream
London: William Heinemann; New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1908.
Illustrations by Arthur Rackham (1867-1939).
Rackham was perhaps best known for his illustrations for gift books.
Midsummer Night's Dream
"I will sing, that they shall hear I am not afraid"
Midsummer Night's Dream
"I am that merry wanderer of the night"
Shakespeare's Comedy of The Tempest
London: Hodder & Stoughton, [1908?]
Illustrated by Edmund Dulac (1882-1953).
Dulac was particularly interested in illustrating fantasies and fairy tales.
The Tempest
Act III, Scene III.
Ariel. You are three men of sin
The Tempest
Act I, Scene II.
Ariel. Full fathom five thy father lies;
Of his bones are coral made;
Those are pearls that were his eyes
The Tempest
Act II, Scene II.
Caliban. But
For every trifle are they set upon me
The Merry Wives of Windsor
London: William Heinemann, 1910.
Illustrated by Hugh Thomson (1860-1920).
Merry Wives of Windsor Merry Wives of Windsor
Shakespeare's Comedy of Twelfth Night or What You Will
New York and London: Hodder & Stoughton, [1914?]
Illustrations by W. Heath Robinson (1872-1944).
Twelfth Night
Maria:
'Yet you will be hanged for being so long absent'
Twelfth Night
Clown (sings):
'I am slain by a fair cruel maid'
The Tragedie of Cymbeline
London: Ernest Benn Limited, 1923.


The preface to this work from The Players' Shakespeare set states that the works are "illustrated by artists interested in the modern stage, whose object has been to aid in creating for the reader the atmosphere of the ideal dramatic representation". It is a good example of illustrators depicting scenes from productions rather than directly from the text of the play. This volume was illustrated by Albert Rutherston (1881-1953), who was also a stage designer.

Cymbeline Cymbeline

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