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A Brief Guide 




Chief Bibliographer, Library of Congress 




A Brief Guide 




K Chief Bibliographer^ Library of Congress 




Copyright, 1915 

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American Library Association 

Publishing Board 


Prefatory note 5 

A. Bibliography 7 

B. The Writings: 

I. Editions: 

One volume editions . 9 

Other editions 11 

Editions for young people 13 

List of notable editions 14 

Poems and sonnets 17 

Quotations 18 

Apocrypha 18 

II. Paraphrases, tales, etc 19 

III. Guides to the study of Shakespeare 20 

IV, Language: 

Grammar, versification , 21 

Lexicons 22 

Concordances 23 

V. Sources 23 

VI. Literary history 24 

VII. Shakespeare's contemporaries 26 

VIII. Later history of the plays, including the development 

of the text and Shakespeare's posthumous reputation.. 27 
IX. Comment and criticism 29 

C. Biography: 

X. Lives of the poet 32 

XL Portraits 35 

XII. Shakespeare as a dramatist 35 

XIII. Special knowledge 36 

XIV. Shakespeare forgeries 39 

XV. Bacon-Shakespeare 40 

D. Environment: 

XVI. Elizabethan England, customs and people 40 

XVII. Stratford 41 

XVIII. London— The theatre 42 

XIX. Music 43 

XX. Fiction, plays, etc 44 


XXI. Costumes 48 

XXII. Pageants 49 

Author index 51 

Subiect index • 54 



This Brief guide to the literature of Shakespeare was under- 
taken at the request of the Drama League of America. Its 
object is to provide information concerning the various editions 
of Shakespeare's writings, and to point out at least a lew of the 
biographies, commentaries, and criticisms which have con- 
tributed to our knowledge of the poet and his works. It is hoped 
that it will enable the librarian, the teacher or any one who 
may be interested, to select the books best suited to his par- 
ticular needs, with the least expenditure of time and money. 
It differs from other guides to Shakespeare, some of which are 
mentioned in Section III of this list, in that it attempts to point 
a way through the vast maze of Shakespearean literature, rather 
than to offer instruction in the method of reading any particular 
play or group of plays. 

Shakespeare is so manysided, and has been studied from so 
many different points of view that a classification of the niaterial 
was felt to be obligatory. The arrangement of the subdivisions 
and their interrelation is shown by the table of contents. The 
•minuter phases of the subject so far as they are included in 
the works cited are brought out in an analytical index. 

The tercentenary of Shakespeare's death has seemed to 
offer to the Drama League of America an opportunity to ex- 
tend still further the newly awakened interest in the works 
of the world's greatest poet. Every effort is being made to 
encourage young people in schools and colleges, the members 
of clubs, and village and town associations to produce either the 
plays themselves or pageants illustrating the life and times of 
Shakespeare. To meet this pa/rticular need citations to the 
literature of costuming and pageantry have been added in an 

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Jaggard's (3) is the only bibliography which may be con- 
sidered practically complete at the time of publication. For 
scholarly work it is indispensable. For ordinary use Tolman's 
(87) or Tedder's (6) classified lists will be found most service- 
able. Both have evidently found the problems of classification 
somewhat puzzling. Bibliographical information of value will 
be found in Lee (156), Rolfe (160), and Schelling (109). Fur- 
ness's (16) Variorum edition furnishes a comprehensive bibliog- 
raphy for each play. 

Birmingham, Eng. Free libraries. Shakespeare memorial library. 
An index to the Shakespeare memorial library. Birmingham, 
P. Jones, [1900] -1903. 265 p. 24;^cm. 

Contents. — Part I. English editions^ of Shakespeare's works, separate 
plays and poerns. Part II. English Shakespcariana. Part III. Foreign 
secti^an, giving editions in many foreign languages. 1-8413 

Boston. Public library. Barton collection. 

Catalogue of the Barton collections, Boston public library. 
Part L Shakespeare's works and Shakespcariana. [Boston] 
The Trustees [1878]-1888. 227 p. 28j^cm. 

Part I compiled by J. M. Hubbard, with the assistance of A, M. Knapp. 
Valuable for the full entries and bibliographical notes. 1-1213 

Jaggard, William. 

Shakespeare bibliography: a dictionary of every known issue 
of the writings of our national poet and of recorded opinion 
thereon in the English language. With historical introduction, 
fac-similes, portraits, and other illustrations. Stratford-on- 
Avon, The Shakespeare press, 1911. 729 p. 23cm. 63/ 

Contains nearly 30,000 entries in one alphabet. Subjects are included and 
under each is given a list of the authors who have written on it. A tiio««^ 
careful and comprehensive work. 11-14179 

Lowndes, William Thomas. 

The bibliographer's manual of English literature containing 
an account of rare, curious, and useful books, published in or 
relating to Great Britain and Ireland, from the invention of 
printing; with bibliographical and critical notices, collations of 
the rarer articles, and the prices at which they have been sold. 
New ed., rev., cor. and enl.; with an appendix relating to the 

/. 2 1 /; K: ;*t':A: BRl^F G3JIDE TO THE 

books of literary and scientific societies. By Henry G. Bohn. 
London, H. G. Bohn, 1864. 6 v. 183^cm. 

Shakespeare: vol. 4, p. 2252-2366, classified. This was reprinted in Alli- 
bone's Dictionary with the addition of American publications. 2-3512 

5 Pollard, Alfred William. 

Shakespeare folios and quartos: a study in the bibliography of 
Shakespeare's plays, 1594-1685. With 37 illustrations. London, 
Methuen and company, 1909. 175 p. 36^x24cm. 21/ 

Contains the fullest description of the seventeenth century editions. In 
the account of Elizabethan printing the author takes exception to some of 
Sir Sidney Lee's opinions. A very valuable work. 10-1180 

6 Tedder, Henry Richard. 

Bibliography. (In The Encyclopedia britannica. 11th ed. 
Cambridge, 1911. v.24:793-797.) 

A classified list, items under each heading arranged chronologically. 



Note on the Selection of an Edition 

In selecting an edition of a classic two qualities should be 
looked for as essential, — legibility and durability. It will gener- 
ally be found that where a publisher has paid some attention 
to these two points a third quality — beauty — hardly less essen- 
tial than the other two will have been attained. Publishers 
sometimes sacrifice legibility to secure a decorative effect on the 
page, by using very light or very heavy type, or type of peculiar 
design. No amount or kind of decorative effect will compen- •• 
sate for the use of a type difficult to read. A book which has 
sacrificed its legibility has lost the only excuse it ever had for 
existence. The Roman type now generally used is the most 
easily read. All of the editions of Shakespeare mentioned below 
are printed in. some form of this type differing chiefly in size. 
Eight point or under is so small as to be rather difficult to read. 
Type above twelve point is apt to tire the eyes. Legibility , 
further depends on the leading or spacing between the lines and 
on the quality of the ink and paper. The strength or durability 
of a volume depends on the paper and 'binding. It should be 
remembered that the price at which a volume is sold exerts a 
great influence on all these points. Paper that would be ex- 
cellent in a volume costing fifty cents would be poor in a 
five dollar book. 

Shakespeare's writings are so extensive, that to print them 
in a single volume means either a type so small as to be read 
with difficulty or a volume so large as to be awkward and heavy. 
Single volume editions however have their use and one at least 
should be in every collection. It is hard to choose between 
the one volume editions listed below. The Globe edition gives 
the standard text to which Schmidt's Lexicon and Bartlett's 


Concordance refer. The type is six point, too minute for more 
than reference. The International, the Oxford, and Neilson's 
edition are all in eight point type and each provides a glossary. 
The International prints the Globe text and numbering, and 
the Temple Shakespeare notes, but not the introductions. It is 
cheaper but not so well made as the others. The Oxford is 
perhaps the best made, the printing is a little clearer and the 
paper a little more opaque. The text is based on the early 
quartos and the first folio, and is numbered. Neilson's edition 
is a well made book a trifle larger than the others. The text 
is based on the early quartos and the first folio, and is num- 
bered. The introductions are brief but excellent. Textual notes 
are printed at the end. For general reading an edition in several 
volumes of comfortable size and with legible type should be 
selected. Of the many editions examined the Oxford three, 
volume edition (14) seems to possess more good points than 
any other considering its price, $1.80 for the set. This taken in 
connection with Sir Sidney Lee's Life (156) involving an outlay 
of $2.25 additional, will equip anyone for the intelligent reading 
of Shakespeare. Should this expenditure of $4,0.5 seem too 
great for very small incomes, an excellent substitute will be 
found in the three volumes of the works in the Everyman's 
library, and Smeaton's biography in the same series, costing 35 
cents per volume, making $1.40 for the four. Although the 
paper is not quite opaque and the margins are cropped rather 
close these are wonderful little books. Of the other editions 
noted below it need only be said that they are of such diversity 
that the requirements of the most exacting taste are easily met 

The earlier editions up to Malone's of 1821 have only an 
antiquarian interest in the history of the development of the 
text. The editions which appeared between 1821 and 1866 the 
date of the completion of the Cambridge text although lacking 
the results of the most recent scholarship are admirable for 
general use. They give better print, paper, and binding than 
can be had for the same money spent on modern editions. A 
recent London catalogue listed many of them at from two to 
four shillings per volume. 

No attempt has been made to list the many school editions 
of individual plays. Professor Stephenson has summed them 
up admirably in a few^ words by saying that "the imprint of a 
wellknown publisher is synonymous with accurate scholarly 

One Volume Editions 
Clark and Wright, eds. 

The works of William Shakespeare, ed. by William George 
Clark and William Aldis Wright. [The Globe ed.l London 
and New York, Macmillan and co., 1891. 1138 p. 18i/^cm. $1.75. 
This is the standard text to which Schmidt's Lexicon and Rartlett's Con- 
cordance and many commentators refer. It is printed in six-point type too 
small for more than reference use. 1-11041 



8 Clark and Wright, eds. 

The complete works of William Shakespeare, ed. by William 
George Clark and William Aldis Wright; with complete notes 
of the Temple Shakespeare by Israel Gollancz. [International 
ed.] New York, Hearst's international library co., [1914]. 
1420 p. 20cm. $1.00. 

This is an excellent book for the money. It is printed in eight-point 
type op fair paper. The Globe text and numbering are given, and the notes 
of the Temple edition but not the introductions. There is an index of char- 
acters and a glossary. 14-20256 

Craig, ed. ^^'^^^^f^t'^ ^-^ • 

The Oxford Shakespeare: the complete works of William 
Shakespeare, ed., with a glossary, by W. J. Craig. Oxford, 
Clarendon press, [1905?]. 1350 p. 20>^cm. $1.25. 

This is a very well made edition, beautifully printed on good paper. The 
text is based on the early quartos and the first folio. There is a glossary. 
This is the easiest to read of the one volume editions. It may be obtained on 
Oxford India paper, $2.50, on cheaper paper, 50c. 7-41814 

10 Furnivall, ed. 

The Leopold Shakespere. . .from the text of...Delius, with 
an introduction by F. J. Furnivall. London, Cassell & co., n.d. 
cxxxvi, 1056 p. 21^cm. 

Valuable for the introduction by Furnivall, which is, however, a little out 
of date. It includes "The two noble kinsmen" and "Edward III." It was 
first printed in 1877 and is larger and heavier than more recent one volume 
editions, although, like most of them, printed in eight-point type. The whol/ 
was reprinted in larger type in three volumes under the title "The Ro]^ 

11 Neilson, ed. 

The complete dramatic and poetic works of William Shake- 
speare; ed. from the text of the early quartos and the first folioj 
by William Allan Neilson. Boston, Houghton, Mifflin and coj 
1906. 1237 p. 23cm. (The Cambridge poetj.) $2.00. 

This is well printed on good paper. The text is numbered. There is an 
introduction to each play which is a scholarly summary concerning the text,, 
date, sources, etc. Textual notes and a general glossary are given at the end' 
of the volume. n 6-38336 

12 Brooke, etc., eds. 

Shakespeare's principal plays, ed. with introduction and notes, 
by Tucker Brooke. . .John William Cunliffe. . .and Henry Noble 
MacCracken. New York, The Century co., 1914. 957 p. 
233^ cm. $2.00. ... 

Limiting the volume to twenty plays has permitted the use of larger type 
(lO-point) and the inclusion of introductions and notes. But the volume is 
bulkier and heavier than most one volume editions of all the plays. The 
stage history is given with unusual fullness. Within its limits an excellent 
volume; 14-15779 


Other Editions 

13 Clark and Wright, cds. 

The works of William Shakespeare. [Victoria ed.] London, 
Macmillan and co., ltd., 1901-03. 3 v. 20cm. $5.00 set. 

"The text of this edition has been taken from the Globe Shakespeare, 
edited by WilHam George Clark and William Aldis Wright. The glossary is 
entirely new." 

At one time a great favorite, but it is printed in double columns in eight- 

goint type, like most single volume editions. The three-volume Oxfor,d or 
Iveryman is to be preferred. 4-18465 

14 Craig, cd. 

[The complete works.] The text of the Oxford edition pre- 
pared by W. J. Craig; with a general introduction by Algernon 
Charles Swinburne; introductory studies of the several plays 
by Edward Dowden and a full glossary. Oxford, University 
press, 1911. 3 v. 19om, 60c. 2/ each. 

The comedies. . .general introduction, xxxviii, 1128 p. 

The tragedies. 1316 p. 

The histories and poems. 1214 p. 

This is the best cheap large type edition of Shakespeare published. It is 
well printed on good paper with all the care of the Oxford University press.' 
. Dowden's introductions discuss the sources, date, time duration and charac- 
ters. There is a glossary in each volume. The lines of the text are numbered. 

15 Everyman's edition. 

[The complete wc^^.] London, J. M. Dent & sons, [1906]. 
3 V. 17^cm. (Everyman's library 153-155.) 35c. 1/ each, 

153 Shakespeare's comedies, 848 p. 

154 Shakespeare's historical plays, poems and sonnets. 888 p. 

155 Shakespeare's tragedies. 982 p. 

A very good cheap edition, well printed on serviceable paper. A glossary 
is provided at the end of each volume. May also be had in reinforced library 
Bancroft cloth binding at 50 cents per volume. A marvel of cheapness and 
good workmanship. 

16 Fumess, ed. ^^_______ 

A new variorum editiofTof Shakespeare, ed. by Horace How- 
ard Furness. Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott & co., 1871-1913. 
f&nr. 25cm. $4.00 each. 

\ ^ Vol. 16-18 edited by Horace Howard Furness, Jr. 

' Contents. — v. 1. Romeo and Juliet. 1871. — v. 2. Macbeth. 1873. — v. 3-4. 
Hamlet. 1877.— v. 5. King Lear. 1880.— v. 6 Othello [1886].— v. 7. The 
Merchant of Venice. 1888. — v. 8. As you like it. 1890. — v. 9. The tempest. 
1892. — V. 10. A midsommer night's dreame. 1895. — v 11. The winter's tale. 
1898. — V. 12. Much adoe about nothing, 1899. — v. 13. Twelfe night, or What 
you will. 1901.— v. 14. Loues labour's lost. 1904. — [v. 15]. The tragedie of 
Anthonie and Cleopatra. 1907. — [v. 16]. The tragedy of Richard the Third: 
with the landing of Earle Richmond, and the battell of Bosworth field. 1908. — 
[v. 17]. The tragedie of Ivlivs Caesar. 1913. [v. 18]. The tragedie, of 
Cymbelene. 1913. 

The most complete edition as far as published. The notes, both textual 
and critical, are most elaborate. Each volume contains a selection of notable 
criticisms and a bibliography. The most important contribution of American 
scholarship to Shakespearean literature. 4-13966 


17 GoUancz, ed. 

The Temple Shakespeare, with preface, glossary, &c. by 
Israel Gollancz. London, J. M. Dent and co., 1894-1896. 40 v. 
13^cm. 45c. cl. 65 c. le. 

This is one" of the most charming editions ever published. The volumes 
are pocket size, in flexible covers, beautifully printed on fine paper. The text 
is the Globe texl, and is numbered. Each volume contains ati introduction on 
the early editions, date, sources, duration of the action, and at the end brief 
notes and a glossary. 

18 Gollancz, ed. 

The works of Shakespeare, ed. by- Israel Gollancz. . .with 
many illustrations, antiquarian and topographical. London, J. M, 
Dent & CO., 1899-1900. 12 v. 19cm. (The larger Temple 
Shakespeare.) $15.00. 54/ set. 

"...The text here used is that of the 'Cambridge* edition. In the present 
issue of the 'Temple Shakespeare' the editor has introduced some few textual 
changes; these have been carefully noted in each case. 

19 Herford, ed. 

The works of Shakespeare; ed. with introductions and notes 
by C. H. Herford. London, Macmillan and co., ltd., 1899. 10 v. 
18i/$cm. (The Eversley series.) $1.50. 4/ each. 

These volumes have all the good qualities of the v^rell-known Eversley 
series, good printing, good paper, and a pleasing format. The text is founded 
upon the work of the editors of the Cambridge and Globe editions. The 
notes, brief and always to the point, are placed at the foot of the page. 

The American reprint is from the same plates but on poorer paper, the 
edges somewhat closely trimmed, the lettermg tarnishes. Almost all the 
pleasing qualities of the Eversley edition have disappeared. 12-38580 

20 Hudson, ed. 

The new Hudson Shakespeare. Introduction and notes by 
H. N. Hudson; ed. and rev. by E. C. Black. [Boston], Ginn & 
CO., [1906-1914]. -12^. 17cm. 50c. each. 

Other volumes to follow. 

A revision of the Hudson Shakespeare that is excellent for hi^h school 
and college use, and for libraries having a demand for edited smgle-play 
volumes. The omissions from the text are the usual ones, the notes are not 
too scholarly, and the introductions admirably cover the usual subjects of 
discussion in class work. Variations in readings are ^iven and an index refers 
to the most important words and phrases explained m the notes. These are 
not so profuse as in the Rolfe edition and are placed with, the text instead of 
at the end of the play. 

21 Neilson and Thorndike, eds. 

The Tudor Shakespeare, ed. by W. A. Neilson and A. H. 
. Thorndike. New York, The Macmillan co., 1911-1913. 40 v. 
15cm. 35c. each. 

A pocket edition modelled on the well-known Temple Shakespeare, but 
with stiff instead of flexible covers. The notes, too, are somewhat fuller than 
in the Temple edition, making th'^ ^-^tter suited to class and library use. The 
text is the same as that used in Professor Neilson's one-volume edition in the 
Cambridge poets series. The identity of this name with the standard Cam- 
bridge edition of Clark and Wright results in confusion, and the suggestion 
to call this text the Neilson text should be adopted. Each volume has an 
introductory essay on the text, date, sources, construction and style, stage 


history, and interpretation. The notes and glossary are placed at the end. 
The last volume "The facts about Shakespeare" gives an admirable summary 
of the poet's life and works and includes a bibliography, p. 243-263. 

22 Porter and Clarke, eds. 

[First folio edition]; ed. with notes, introduction, glossary, 
list of variorum readings, and selected criticism, by Charlotte 
Porter and Helen A. Clarke. New York, T. Y. Crowell co., 
1903-1912. 40 V. 16i^cm. 75c. each. 

This edition places the text of the first folio within the reach of public 
libraries of moderate income, while at the same time it furnishes an excellent 
edition for ordinary use. A / /' 

23 Rolfe, cd. ] 

Shakespeare's complete works, ed., with notes, by William J. 
Rolfe. New York, Harper & brothers, 1870-1883. 40 v. 20cm. 
56c. each. 

This is one of the best editions for school and individual use. The notes 
are full and scholarly, the''text expurgated. A new edition was issued by the 
American Book Co. 1903-6, also in 40 volumes, but the extracts from notable 
critics were omitted. Also issued in 20 volumes with the title The Friendly 
edition. 12-38637 

24 White, ed. . 

The new Grant White Shakespeare; rev., supplemented, and 
annotated by W. P. Trent, B. J. Wells, and J. B. Henneman. 
Boston, Little, Brown & co., 1912. 12 v. $1.50 each. 

The editors have left White's text substantially intact. The revisions 
have been only those dictated by the progress made in Shakespeare scholar- 
ship since the first edition appeared in 1857-65. The lines have been numbered. 
Some of the notes now no longer needed have been discarded, others have 
been edited and sometimes abridged, and a few have been added by the editors, 
such changes and additions being clearly indicated. 

25 Wright, cd. 

The works of William Shakespeare, ed. ,by William Aldis 
Wright. London, Macmillan and co., 1894-95. 9 v. ZSy^cm. 
(The Cambridge Shakespeare.) $27.00. £4/14/6. 

This edition offers the most complete apparatus for the study of the text. 
It is accurate in its citations of various readings. Indispensable in any collec- 
tion used for scholarly work. 4-13967 

Editions for Young People 

26 Ben Greet edition. 

The Ben Greet Shakespeare for young readers -and amateur 
players. Garden City, N. Y., Doubleday, Page & co., [1912]. 
6 V. 19cm. 60c. each. 

The following have been issued : 

As- you like it. 

The comedy of errors. 

Julius Caesar. 

The merchant of Venice. 


A midsummer night's dream. 

The tempest. 

"A unique and exceptionally useful version, condensed to the length of an 
ordinary performance and especially adapted for reading or stage presentation 
by children and amateurs. The right-hand pages are devoted to the text, the 
left-hand to brief and lucid explanatory notes and practical stage directions, 
diagrams of the stage, illustrations of characters in costume, etc. At the 
beginning of the play are 'A few general rules or customs of acting' addressed 
to amateurs. The arrangements for stage sett'ng are few and simple." 
Quoted from A. L. A. Booklist, v. 9, p. 86. 

27 Darton, ed. 

The Bankside Shakespeare for schools; ed. by F. J. H. 
Darton. London, W. Gardner, Darton & co., ltd. 

I have not seen these volumes. The publishers announce "The object of 
the series is to provide a text of Shakespeare which can be acted by children 
without undue mutilation of the plays. The whole plot is given, with no act 
or scene omitted or transposed. Curtailment is made from the speeches and 
dialogue. The acting is in the Elizabethan manner, with full directions for 
staging and management based on actual experience in London schools. The 
plays take about two hours in acting. Each play contains an estimate of the 
minimum number of actors required, with suggestions for duplicating minor 

28 Lamb edition. 

The Lamb Shakespeare for the young; based on Lamb's 
tales, with passages and scenes inserted from the plays, and 
songs set to music. Under the general editorship of Professor I. 
Gollancz. London, Chatto & Windus, 1907-1909. 10 v. 19cm. 
80 c. 1/6 each. 

The set includes the following: v. 1, The tempest; v. 2, As you like it; 
V. 3, A midsummer night's dream; v. 4, The merchant of Venice; v. 5, The 
winter's tale; v. 6, Twelfth night; v. 7, Cymbeline ; v. 8, Romeo and Juliet; 
v. 9, Macbeth ; v. 10, Much ado about nothing. 

An extra volume (12) consists of "An evening with Shakespeare; an enter- 
tainment of readings, tableaux, and songs set to old tunes; arranged by T. 
Maskell Hardy." Another extra volume (11) is planned to contain a life of 
Shakespeare for the young by the editor, I. Gollancz. 

29 Perkins, ed. 

A midsummer-night's dream, for young people; a play by 
William Shakespeare, adapted from the Camlbridge text; intro- 
ductory story, decorations and illustrations by Lucy Fitch Per- 
kins. New York, F. A. Stokes co., [1907]. 93 p. 25i^cm. $1.50. 

"The introduction gives a delightful setting for the play in a little story 
of its first production before the Oueen at the Christmas revels." — A. L. A 
Booklist, V. 4: 92. 

Will be of assistance in producing the play. 7-27351 

List of Notable Editions 

30 1623 First folio. Bibliographical descriptions will be found in 

Lowndes, 1869 (4), v. 4, p. 2253-2255; Jaggard (3), p. 495: 

Pollard (5), p. 108-110. 


31 1807 Ed. by Francis Douce. Reprinted by E. & J. Wright, 

London, in folio 38x24cm. This is the first reprint of 


the first folio. Some commentators consider Capell's 
ed. of 1767-68 as the first reprint but while Capell used 
the text of the folio he also used the quartos. 

32 1861-4 London, reprinted for L. Booth in three parts 1861, 

1863, and 1864 in type in reduced size — 23cm. 

33 1866 Ed. by H. Staunton. Reprinted by Day & son, ltd., 

London, in folio, 40x26Kcm. Origmally published, in ' 
sixteen parts Feb. 1864-Oct. 1865. 

34 1876 Ed. by J. O. Halliwell-Phillips. Reprinted by .Chatto 

& Windus, London, in reduced facsimile at 10s.6d. per 
copy. It now sells |©r about a couple of dollars and 
is the only edition within the means of a small Jibrarv. y 
The pririf'^^o blurred and indistinct thabjit is hard to, J 
read. ^ ▼' <('' ** 

35 1902 E'd by Sir Sidney Lee. Reprinted by the Clarendon 

press, Oxford, in photographic facsimile in folio, 37cm. 
A supplement containing a "Census of extant copies" 
was published the same year. This described 160 
copies of the first folio, and fourteen additional copies 
were described in the "Notes and additions to the 
Census," 1906. Since then Sir Sidney Lee has noted 
five more copies. In all the number of extant copies 
of the first folio is probably over 180 of which one- 
third are in the United States. 

36 1910 Reprinted by Methuen & co., ltd., London, in photo- 

graphic facsimile in folio 37x23^cm. This is the most 
usable reprint. The type shows clear on the white 
paper with no attempt to reproduce the defects and 
discolorations of the original copy used. This and the 
reprints of the other folios by Methuen & co., noted 
below, were issued in boards with light linen backs 
doubtless with the expectation that they would be re- 
bound, £4,4sh. for each folio" or £12,12sh. for the set 
of four. 

Zl 1632 Second folio. For note of description see above under 
First folio (30). 

38 1904 Reprinted by Methuen & co., ltd., see above {2>Ci). 

39 1663-4 Third folio. For note of descriptions see above (30). 

The issues dated 1663 do not contain the seven spurious 
plays which were included in the issues dated 1664. 

40 1905 Reprinted by Methuen & co., ltd., from the edition of 
1664. See above (36). 

41 1685 Fourth folio. For note of descriptions see above (30). 


42 1904 Reprinted by Methuen & co., ltd., see above (36). 


43 1709 Ed. by N. Rowe. London, Printed for J. Tonson. 6 v. 

A seventh volume containing the poems was edited by C. 
Gildon and printed for E. Curll and E. Sanger in 1710. 

44 1723-5 Ed. by A. Pope. London, Printed for J. Tonson, 6 v. A 

supplementary volume of the poems, ed. by Geo. Sewell 
was printed by J. Darby for A. Bettesworth in 1725. 

45 1733 Ed. by L. Theobald. London, Printed for A. Bettesworth 

[etc.]. 7 v. 

46 1743-4 Ed. by Sir Thos. Hanmer. Oxford, printed at the theater. 

6 V. Some sets have date 1744-6. 

47 1747 Ed. by W. Warburton. Dublin, Printed for R. Owen. 8 v. 

48 1765 Ed. by S. Johnson. London, Printed for J. & R. Tonson 

[etc.]. 8 v. 

49 1767-8 Ed. by Ed. Capell. London, Printed by Dryden Leach for 

J. and R. Tonson. 10 v. "Notes and various readings to 
Shakespeare" were printed in three volumes by Henry 
Hughs, for the author, London, 1779-83. 

50 1773 Ed. by S. Johnson and Geo. Steevens. London, Printed 

for C. Bathurst. 10 v. In 1778 a second edition of this 
was issued, revised and augmented by Isaac Reed. A 
"Supplement" edited by E. Malone was published in 2 v. 
in 1780 and "A second appendix" in 1783. Third edition, 
1785, fourth edition, 1793, see under 1803 below. 

51 1790 Ed. by E. Malone. London, Printed by H. Baldwin for 

J. Rivington & sons [etc.]. 10 v. (v. 1 in two parts.) 

52 1795-6 Ed. by S. Johnson. 1st American ed. Philadelphia, 

Printed and sold by Bioren & Madan. 8 v. 

53 1803 Ed. by S. Johnson, Geo. Steevens, and Isaac Reed. Lon- 

don, Printed for J. Johnson. 21 v. Known as the "First 
variorum" edition. 

54 1813 The reprint in 1813 is known as the "Second variorum." 

55 1821 Ed. by E. Malone and Jas. Boswell. London, F. C. & J. 

Rivington. 21 v. Known as Malone's or the "Third 

56 1826 Ed. by S. W. Singer. Chiswick, Printed by C. Whitting- 

ham for Wm. Pickering. 10 v. New ed. with critical 
essays by W. W. Lloyd, 1856. Lloyd's essays alone 1875. 

57 1832-4 Ed. by A. J. Valpy. London, A. J. Valpy. 15 v. 

58 1841-4 Ed. by J. P. Collier. London, Whittaker & co. 8 v. 

The forged Notes and emendations appeared 1853. 
58a 1852-7 Ed. by H. N. Hudson. Boston & Cambridge, U. S. 
Munroe & co. 11 v. His Harvard ed. 20 v. appeared in 

59 1857 Ed. by Alex. Dyce. London, E. Moxon. 6 v. 

60 1857-60 Ed. by R. G. White. Boston, Little, Brown & co, 12 v. 

His Riverside ed. 3 v. appeared in 1883. 


(61 1858-60 Ed. by H. Staunton. London, G. Routledge & co. 3 v. 

62 1863-6 Ed. by W. G. Clark, J. Glover, and VV. A. Wright. Cam- 

bridge and London, Macmillan & co. 9 v. The Globe one 
volume edition based on this was first published in 1864. 

63 1870 Ed. by W. J. Rolfe. First volume issued in 1870 see (23). 

64 1871 Ed. by H. H. Furness. First volume issued in 1871 

see (16). 

65 1877 Ed. by N. Delius and F. J. Furnivall. London, Cassell 

Fetter Galpin & co. see (10). 

66 1888-90 Ed. by H. Irving and F. A. Marshall. London, Blackie. 

8 V. Excellent for the stage history of the plays. 

67 1888-1906 Ed. by A. Morgan. New York, The Shakespeare society 

of New York. 22 v. Prints the early quartos and the 
first folio on opposite pages. Known as the Bankside 

68 1904-7 Ed. by A. H. Bullen. Stratford-on-Avon, The Shake- 

speare press. 10 V. A very beautifully printed edition, the 
first issued in the poet's native town. 

69 1906-9 Ed. by Sir Sidney Lee. New York, G. D. Sproul. 40 v. 

Sumptuous in printing and paper. 

70 1907 Ed. by A. Morgan and Willis Vickery. New York, The 

Shakespeare society of New York. 5 v. Prints the re- 
written or rearranged texts of the Restoration period and 
the first folio on opposite pages. Known as the Bankside- 
restoration Shakespeare. 

Poems and Sonnets 

Doubtless Shakespeare revealed himself in his dramas, but 
such revelations are lost iii the multitude and variety of the 
characterizations and thei quest is hopeless. But the Sonnets 
form a small distinct group in which it is believed by many 
Shakespeare revealed his inmost feelings. The question whether 
the Sonnets tell a story of intrigue, involving as it does the 
identification of Mr. W. H., the rival poet, and the dark lady, 
offers a problem of irresistible attraction to many minds. Sir 
Sidney Lee's elaborate study of Elizabethan sonnet sequences 
(summarized in the Life) has seemed to place the whole matter 
in a clear light, but his simple, straight-forward common sense 
explanations do not appeal to those who love a mystery and so 
the discussion goes merrily on and doubtless will continue to 
the end of time. Some of these studies are valuable contribu- 
tions to Shakespeare literature and it has seemed best to 
mention a few of them below. Entries are under editors, be- 
cause as a rule there is a half-pennyworth of text to an intoler- 
able deal of comment. Those who desire to read the Sonnets 
for the beautiful poetry they contain will find the volumes in 
the Temple (17) or Tudor (21) editions, or the separate volumes 
in the, Canterbury poets (35g. or IT) or the Golden treasury 
series ($1 or 2/6) quite satisfactory. 


71 Beeching, ed. 

The sonnets of Shakespeare; with an introduction and notes 
by H. C. Beeching. Boston and London, Ginn & company, 
1904. Ixvii, 145 p. 19cm. 

The best for school and general use. 4-34540 

72 Butler, ed. 

Shakespeare's sonnets, reconsidered, and in part rearranged 
with introductory chapters, notes, and a reprint of... 1609 
edition, by Samuel Butler. London, Longmans, Green and co., 
1899. 328 p. 23cm. 

Identifies Mr. W. H. with Will Hughes or Hews. 

73 Dowden, ed. 

The sonnets of William Shakspere, ed. by Edward Dowden. 
London, C. K. Paul & co., 1881. Ixii, 251 p. 16cm. 

The introduction is an admirable summary. The notes at the end are 
full, p. 155-251. 4-6357 

74 Tyler, ed. 

Shakespeare's sonnets. Ed. with notes and introduction, by 
Thomas Tyler. London, D. Nutt, 1890. 316 p. 22cm. 

The comment and interpretation on each individual sonnet are minute. 
Identifies Mr. W. H. as the Earl of Pembroke, the rival poet as Chapman, 
and the dark lady as Mary Fitton. A 12-872 

75 Palmer, George Herbert. 

Intimations of immortality in the sonnets of Shakspere. 
Boston and New York, Houghton, Mifflin co., 1912. 57 p. 
18cm. 75c. 



The best of Shakespeare's sayings have found their way 
necessarily into all collections of quotations. In those which I 
have examined he occupies easily the first place. Bartlett in 
the latest edition gives Shakespeare 121 pages. 

Among collections of longer passages the . most notable 
achievement is the volume brought together by Dr. Johnson's 
unfortunate friend Dr. William Dodd under the title "The 
beauties of Shakespeare" published in 1752, and many times 
reprinted. Editions are still in the market, — W. Collins sons & 
CO., and F. Warne & co. both of London. 

Of a somewhat different character as its name implies is 
Mary Cowden Clarke's "Shakespeare's Proverbs," 1847 and since 
reprinted several times (G. P. Putnam's sons, 1908). A useful 
volume is C. Arnold's Index to Shakespearian thought, 1880. 


The best collection of the plays a* one time ascribed to 
Shakespeare is C. F. Tucker Brooke's mentioned below. A 


number of these plays are included in the Temple dramatists 
(1 sh. each) namely: Arden of Feversham, The two noble kins- 
men, Edward III, and The merry devil of Edmonton. 

16 Brooke, Charles F. Tucker. 

The Shakespeare apocrypha; being a collection of fourteen 
plays which have been ascribed to Shakespeare; ed., with intro- 
duction, notes and bibliography. Oxford, The Clarendon press, 
1908. Ivi, 455 p. 19j^cm. $1.75. 5/. 

Bibliography: p. 438-455. 

Contains facsimile reproductions of original title-pages. 

Contents — Arden of Feversham. — Locrine. — Edward III. — Mucedorus. — 
Sir John Oldcastle. — Thomas, lord Cromwell. — The London prodigal. — The 
Puritan widow. — A Yorkshire tragedy. — The merry devil of Edmonton. — Fair 
Em. — The two noble kinsmen. — The birth of Merlin. — Sir Thomas More. 



n Clarke, Mary Cowden. 

The girlhood of Shakespeare's heroines. London, J. M. Dent 
& CO., [1907]. 3 V. 17j/2cm. (Everyman's library.) 35c. 1/ 

These stories have an old-fashioned flavor but appeal to those having a 
sense of literature. A 10-1692 

78 Guerber, Helene Adeline. 

Stories of Shakespeare's plays. New York, Dodd, Mead and 
CO., 1910-1912. 3 V. 19cm. $1.25 each. 
Comedies. 1910. .336 p. 
Tragedies. 1911. 349 p. 
English history. 1912. 315 p. 

Give in little more than outline the plots of the plays. Useful to recall 
the story. 12-22821 

79 Hoffman, Alice Spencer. 

The children's Shakespeare; being stories from the plays with 
illustrative passages; with many coloured illustrations by Charles 
Folkard. London, J. M. Dent & sons, ltd., 1911. 472 p. 23i^cm. 
$2.50. 7/6. 

The volume is a trifle large but it is well printed on good paper. The 
colored illustrations are quite up to the best modern work. Gives the stories 
of twenty plays in easy narrative, using much of the text. 12-34229 

80 Lamb, Charles. 

Tales from Shakespeare, by Charles and Mary Lamb. Illus- 
trated by Arthur Rackham. London, J. M. Dent & co., 1909. 
304 p. 23Hcm. $2.50. 7/6. 

This is an attractive illustrated edition. Another such is that illustrated 
by Norman M. Price and published by Charles Scribher's sons, New York, 
for $2.50. A satisfactory unillustrated edition is the one in the Golden 
treasury series, $1.00. The tales are included in most of the collected editions 
of Lamb's works, — Ainger's, Lucas's, Macdonald's or the Oxford edition. 

W 10-2 


81 Macleod, Mary. 

The Shakespeare story-book; with introduction by Sidney 
Lee; illustrations by Gordon Browne. London, W. Gardner, 
Darton & co. [1902]. 459 p. 21 ^cm. 6/. 

Republished in New York, Barnes, 1905. $1.75. 

The stories of sixteen plays charmingly told preserving much of the 
dramatic dialogue. Well suited for reading aloud. 3-16387 


Two older works are worthy of mention although they are 
now somewhat out of date. H. Corson's Introduction to the 
study of Shakespeare, Boston, 1889, and E. Dowden's Shake- 
speare (Literature primers), New York, 1888. 

82 Fleming, William Hansell. 

How to study Shakespeare. .Series [l]-4. New York, 
Doubleday & McClure co., 1899-1904. 4 v. 17j^cm. $1.00 each. 

Takes up each play in minute detail giving sources of plot, explanatory 
notes, table of acts and scenes in which each character appears, number of 
lines to each character and assignments of minor characters to be read by one 
person in a reading club, questions on the drama, and a brief list of references 
to collateral reading. Especially useful to the leader of a class or club. 


83 Luce, Morton. 

A handbook to the works of William Shakespeare. London, 
G. Bell and sons, 1906. 463 p. 17>4cm. $1.75. 

This volume is full of well digested information. It is reliable and sane. 
Best suited to those who wish to make a thorough study of the poet's works. 


84 MacCracken, Helen Noble. 

An introduction to Shakespeare, by H. N. MacCracken, 
F. E. Pierce, and W. H. Durham. New York, The Macmillan 
company, 1910. 222 p. IS^cm. 90c. 4/. 

"A convenient handbook for school and college use, containing an out- 
line of Shakespeare's life, a description of Elizabethan London and the 
theatre,, a chapter each on his non-dramatic works, the sequence and chief 
sources of the plays, his development as a dramatist, and four chapters on 
the plays themselves." A. L. A. Booklist, v. 7 : 290. 

Well adapted to the use of individual students. 10-20400 

85 Porter, Charlotte. 

Shakespeare study programs; the comedies [by] Charlotte 
Porter & Helen A. Clarke. Boston, R. G. Badger, [1914]. 138 p. 
19^cm. $1.00. 


Shakespeare study programs; the tragedies [by] Charlotte 
Porter & Helen A. Clarke. Boston, R. G. Badger, [1914]. 
150 p. 19Hcm. $1.00. 

"The Shakespeare study programs appeared originally in Pnet lore... 
The references in these volumes are to the 'First folio edition' of Shakespeare, 
ed. by Charlotte Porter." Introd. note. 

These two volumes endeavor to take the student more directly to the 


plays than other guides. After a brief introduction on the sources, etc., eacli 
act is taken up in turn with a section "Queries for discussion, under each. 
At the end of each play one or two sections are devoted to some special 
points in the drama. Does not give reading lists. 14-5830 

86 Stephenson, Henry Thew. 

The study of Shakespeare. New York, H. Holt and co., 1915. 
300 p. 20cm. $1.25. 

"A brief working bibliography" : p. 82-84. . ^, r., , 

The author's introductory chapters on London, The Playhouses, 
"Dramatic structure," and "How to read a play" are based on full knowledge, 
and form the basis of the comments which follow on eleven plays. These 
comments are particularly good in making clear difficulties which confront 
the beginner. The book can be especially recommended to those studying 
alone. 13-5682 

87 Tolman, Albert Harris. 

Questions on Shakespeare. Chicago, 111., The University 
of Chicago press, [1910]. 2 v. 17^cm. v. 1, 75c. v. 2, $1.00. 

Part I embraces the study of Shakespeare's language and verse and 
includes a comprehensive working bibliography. Part II takes up the 
detailed study of Henry VI, Richard III, Poems (exclusive of the Sonnets), 
Love's labor's lost. The comedy of errors. Two gentlemen of Verona, and A 
midsummer night's dream, providing questions, character study, sources, 
textual criticism and bibliography. More scholarly than Fleming (82) and 
consequently not so well suited to clubs or reading classes. The complete 
work will comprise six volumes. 10-15668 

Grammar Versification 

In addition to the works mentioned below it is to be noted 
. that most school editions have something to say on the 
grammar and versification. See also Part I of Tolman (.87), who 
mentions a number of general works on versification. 

88 Abbott, Edwin Abbott. 

A Shakespearian grammar; an attempt to illustrate some of 
the differences between Elizabethan and modern English. For 
the use of schools. London, New York, Macmillan and co., ltd., 
1897. xxiv, 511 p. Uyjcm. $1.50. 6/. 

This well-known work was first published in 1869 and still remains the 
best for general use. 8-5394 

89 Browne, George Henry. 

Notes on Shakspere's versification. With appendix on the 
verse tests, and a short descriptiv bibliografy. Boston, Ginn 
and CO., 1884. 34 p. 20cm. 

2d ed. was issued in 1886. 

A brief summary of the whole subject for class room use. 

90 Craik, George L. 

The English of Shakespeare; illustrated in a philological 
commentary on his Julius Caesar; ed. by W. J. Rolfe. 9th ed. 
Boston, Ginn & co., 1900. 386 p. 18cm. 90c. 

This still is one of the best introductions to Shakespeare's grammar and 
language. The verse p. 28-43. 



91 Cunliffe, Richard John. 

A new Shakespearean dictionary. London, Blackie and son, 
ltd., 1910. 342 p. 23cm. $2.50. 9/. 

"A medium sized volume in which is gathered together a considerable 
amount of matter that will be useful to students, much of it collated from 
standard authorities. The body of the work is the result of the author's 
original research and consists of full definitions of words and phrases that 
have become obsolete or whose meanings have become obscure. To the 
definitions are appended quotations and references, the latter being to the 
Globe edition." A. L. A. Booklist, v. 7: 189. 10-20199 

92 Dyce, Alexander. 

A glossary to the works of William Shakespeare. The refer- 
ences made applicable to any edition of Shakespeare, the ex- 
planations revised and new notes added by Harold Littledale. 
London, S. Sonnenschein & co., lim., 1902. 570 p. 22j<cm. $3. 


93 Edwardes, Marian. 

A pocket lexicon and concordance to the Temple Shake- 
speare. New York, The Macmillan co., 1909. 273 p. 15x1 l^cm. 

"Choice has been made of all words which since Shakespeare's days have 
fallen into disuse or have undergone a change of meaning, together with others 
used in his works which had more than one significance. Expressions and 
passages that have oflFered special difficulty to the commentators are also 
included, and the chief variorum readings and interpretations have been 
supplied. . .The lines are numbered according to the Globe edition, from which 
the Temple Shakespeare was set up." Preliminary note.. 9-14702 

94 Foster, John. 

A Shakespeare word-book, being a glossary of archaic forms 
and varied usages of words employed by Shakespeare. London, 
G. Routledge & sons, ltd., [1908]. 735 p. 23cm. $3. 

Dvce and Foster occupy a position between Schmidt and the smaller 
dictionaries. 9-8400 

95 Onions, Charles Talbut. 

A Shakespeare glossary. Oxford, The Clarendon press, 1911. 
259 p. 19Hcm. 85c. 2/6. 

This book is the outcome of an analysis of Shakespeare's vocabulary 
conducted in the light of the results published in the Oxford English Dic- 
tionary, with the editorial staflF of which the author was connected for fifteen 
years. Besides words or senses of words now obsolete or surviving only in 
provincial or archaic use, others involving allusions not generally familiar, and 
certain proper names of special interest or difficulty are included. Senses 
still current are also occasionally illustrated, chiefly where there is con- 
textual obscurity, or where it seemed desirable to give a complete conspectus 
of a word with many ramifications of meaning. (Condensed from the preface.) 

This is the best glossary not only for the student but for the small 
library. W 12-65 

96 Schmidt, Alexander. 

Shakespeare-lexicon; a complete dictionary of all the English 
words, phrases and constructions in the works of the poet. 3d 


ed., rev. and enl. by Gregor Sarrazin. Berlin, G. Reimer, 1902. 
2 V. 24j^cm. 

"Supplement : A selection of new renderings and interpretations" : v. 2, 

This work should only be used in its latest edition. The earlier editions 
contained many absurdities, which were corrected in successive revisions. 
For ordinary use the briefer works by CunlifTe (91) and Onions (95) are to 
be preferred. 3-12801 

97 Stewart, Charles D. 

Some textual difficulties in Shakespeare. New Haven, Yale 
university press, 1914. 251 p. 20j^cm. $1.35. 

"About forty little essays, each discussing a doubtful passage. The 
author bases his conclusions on what would be consistent with the character 
making the speech, on Shakespeare's knowledge of human nature and general 
tendencies ol thought, and on the setting and atmosphere of the play." 
A. L. A. Booklist, v. 11:359. 14-21066 


98 Bartlett, John. 

A new and complete concordance. . .to. . .the dramatic works 
of Shakespeare, with a supplementary concordance to the poems. 
New York, The Macmillan co., 1896. 1910 p. 28Hcm. $7.50. 

A most useful work, complete, and indispensable to all who read or study 
Shakespeare. The references are to the Gllobe text, act, scene, and line 
number. 4-12137 

99 Clarke, Mrs. Mary Cowdtin, comp. 

The complete concordance to Shakespeare: being a verbal 
index to all the passages in the dramatic works of the poet. 
(New and rev. ed.) London, Bickers & son, 1894. 860 p. 
25^cm. $5.00. 

This older work is practically displaced by Bartlett (98). It is not 9o 
full as Bartlett and gives references to act and scene only whereas Bartlett 
gives the line as well. 15-9873 


The various plays, stories, poems, etc., which it is supposed 
offered suggestions to Shakespeare in writing his dramas have 
been printed from time to time. The most readily accessible 
collection is the so-called "Shakespeare's library" (101) now 
out of print but easily picked up second-hand. Worthy of 
mention also is W. W. Skeat's Shakespeare's Plutarch a reprint 
of North's translation of the lives on which Shakespeare based 
his Roman plays. The notes and glossary of this volume are 
especially good. In connection with this subject MacCallum 
(144) should be noted. 

A new and apparently more complete collection of these 
writings is now being published by Chatto & Windus, London, 
with the title The Shakespeare classics, and under the general 
editorship of Israel Gollancz. There are to be twenty volumes 
each edited by a well-known Shakespeare scholar. Twelve 
volumes have appeared. They are sold separately at 2 sh. 6d. 
each. See also Tolman (87) part I, p. 166-169. 


100 Holinshed, Raphael. 

Shakespeare's Holinshed; the Chronicle and the historical 
plays compared, by W. G. Boswell-Stone. New York, Duffield 
& CO., 1907. 532 p. 24cm. $3.50. 

"Authorities referred to": p.xvii-xxii. 

"The historical excerpts are arranged in the dramatic order, and the 
action of the play which they illustrate is briefly described." Preface, p.xiv. 


101 Shakespeare's Hbrary; a collection of the plays, romances, novels, 
poems and histories employed by Shakespeare in the composition 
of his works; with introductions and notes [by J. P. Collier]. 
2d ed. [by W. C. Hazlitt]. London, Reeves and Turner, 1875. 
6 V. 18cm. 

The first four volumes constituting part 1 contain the miscellaneous 
writings which it is thought likely Shakespeare made use of in writing his 
plays. Holinshed is not included. The last two volumes contain eleven 
plays from which Shakespeare is supposed to have derived assistance. Second- 
hand copies are easy to pick up at $4.00 or $5.00 for the set. 


102 Boas, Frederick Samuel. 

Shakspere and his predecessors. New York, C. Scribner's 
sons, 1904. 555 p. 18^cm. (The university series.) 

Discusses the dramas in their approximate chronological order and lays 
special stress on the influence of the earlier Elizabethans, Marlowe, Kyd, 
Lyly, Peele, and Greene. Excellent in its study of the characters. 5-6039 

103 Brooke, Charles Frederick Tucker. 

The Tudor drama; a history of English national drama to the 
retirement of Shakespeare. Boston, Houghton Mifflin co., 
[1911]. 461 p. 20cm. $1.50. 

Traces the development frorn the early miracle plays and mysteries, 
through the interlude and the imitation of the classical dramas to the final 
form of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Scholarly and well written. 
There are excellent bibliographies at the end of each chapter. 11-26428 

104 The Cambridge history of English literature, ed. by A. W. 

Ward and A. R. Waller. Cambridge, The University press. New 
York, G. P. Putnam's sons, 1907-1915. 11 v. 24cm. $2.50 each. 

The most elaborate work ever published on the history of English litera- 
ture. Volume 4 is devoted to the prose and poetry of the Elizabethan period, 
and volumes 5 and 6 to the drama to 1642. The bibliographies at the end 
of each volume are especially full in references to original editions. 7-40856 

105 Fleay, Frederick Card. 

A biographical chronicle of the English drama, 1559-1642. 
London, Reeves and Turner, 1891. 2 v. 233^cm. 


106 Fleay, Frederick Gard. 

A chronicle history of the London stage, 1559-1642. London, 
Reeves and Turner, 1890. 424 p. 23^cm. 

Fleay's accumulations of facts are of the greatest value to all Shakespeare 
scholars, but his deductions are not generally received without question. 


107 Lanier, Sidney. 

Shakspere and his forerunners; studies in Elizabethan poetry 
and its development from early English. New York, Double- 
day, Page & CO., 1908. 2 pt. in 1 v. 23cm. $1.60. 

"This work contains two sets of Shakspere lectures delivered by Mr. 
Lanier in Baltimore during the winter of 1879-80, one at Johns Hopkins 
university, the other to a class of ladies at Peabody institute." — Preface, 
signed : Henry Wysham Lanier. 

Readable but rather fragmentary. 8-31012 

108 Robertson, John Mackinnon. 

Elizabethan literature. New York, H. Holt and co., [1914]. 
256 p. 17cni. (Home university library of modern knowledge, 
r.o. 89.) 50c. 1/. 

An excellent brief but readable account. Short working bibliography at 
end. 14-15144 

109 Schelling, Felix Emmanuel. 

Elizabethan drama, 1558-1642, a history of the drama in 
England from the accession of Queen Elizabeth to the closing 
of the theaters, to which is prefixed a resume of the earlier 
drama from its beginnings. Boston, Houghton, Mifflin & co., 
1908. 2 V. 22V-2 cm. $7.50. 

"Bibliographical essay:" v. 2, p. 443-537. 

A comprehensive work, the best on the subject. It should be in every 
collection as it will serve as the basis of study on every point connected with 
the drama during the period covered. The long Bibliographical essay is of 
the highest value. 8-5140 

110 Schelling, Felix Emmanuel. 

The English chronicle play; a study in the popular historical 
literature environing Shakespeare. New York, The Macmillan 
CO., 1902. 310 p. 20 cm. $2.00. 

In this volume, devoted to a single phase of early English dramatic liter- 
ature, the author has again produced the best book for general use. The 
influence of the national spirit on the history plays is clearly brought out. 
The tables of plays at the end of the volume are valuable for reference. 2-2780 

111 Schelling, Felix Emmanuel. 

English drama. London, J. AI. Dent & sons ltd., 1914. 341 p. 
IWz cm. (The channels of English literature.) $1.50. 

About three-fifths of the book is devoted to the Elizabethan drama. 
Has the same qualities of scholarship and clear presentation which charac- 
terize his larger work. 14-18042 

112 Seccombe, Thomas, and John William Allen. 

The age of Shakespeare (1579-1631). With an introduction 
by Professor Hales. London, G. Bell and sons, 1903. 2 v. 18 cm. 
(Handbooks of English literature.) $1.00 each. 

Contents: I, Poetry and prose; TT. Drama. One of the best studies of 
the period. 3-16041 


113 Symonds, John Addington. 

Shakspere's predecessors in the English drama. New ed. 
London, Smith, Elder & co., 1900. 551 p. 20>4cm. $2.00. 

A charmingly written volume based on wide reading. Excellent for the 
general reader. 2-24423 

114 Ward, Adolphus William. 

A history of English dramatic literature, to the death of 
Queen Anne. New and rev. ed. New York, Macmillan and co., 
1899. 3 V. 22Hcm. $9.00. 

The most comprehensive work in English on the whole subject. A perfect 
storehouse of facts very well arranged. There is a good index. 4-13959 


Good modern editions of most of the Elizabethan dramatists 
have been published. Between 1885 and 1888 the complete works 
of Marlowe, Marston, Middleton, and Peele were published under 
the editorship of A. H. Bullen. The Oxford university press 
has issued editions of Lyly, Kyd, and Greene and a smaller 
edition of Marlowe. An edition of Jonson edited by Herford 
is announced. Beaumont and Fletcher are included in the series 
of Cambridge English classics (10 volumes) and a variorum 
edition by A. H. Bullen is in course of publication. Most of 
these are rather expensive. The collections listed below answer 
most purposes and cost comparatively little. 

115 The Belles-lettres series. Section III. The English drama from 
its beginning to the present day. General editor, G. P. Baker. 
Boston, D. C. Heath and co., v. d. 7 v. 15>^cm. 60c. each. 

A school edition, two plays to each volume under a special editor. The 
introductions and notes are much fuller than in the Masterpieces of the Eng- 
lish drama. Each play is also provided with a bibliography and each volume 
with a glossary. Includes Beaumont, Fletcher, Chapman, Ford, Gascoigne, 
Jonson, Middleton, Webster. 

116 Gayley, Charles Mills, ed. 

Representative English comedies, with introductory essays 
and notes, an historical view of our earlier comedy, and other 
monographs by various writers, under the general editorship of 
Charles Mills Gayley. New York, The Macmillan co., 1903-1914. 
3 V. 203^cm. $2.00 each. 

An excellent collection of the greatest value to public libraries as well as 
to students and general readers. It brings together the best comedies from 
a purely literary point of view. Each is provided with an introductory essay 
bj' some specialist, on the author, the date, sources, construction and char- 


117 Masterpieces of the English drama. Felix E. Schelling, general 
editor. New York, American book co., v. d. 7 v. 18cm. 70c. 

An edition for school use, each volume by a separate editor who provides 
an introductory sketch, notes and a glossary. Includes so far the best plays 
of Beaumont and Fletcher, Chapman, Jonson, Marlowe, Massinger, Middle- 
ton, Webster, and Tourneur, four plays to each volume. 


118 The Mermaid series; the best plays of the old dramatists; literal 
reproductions of the old text. London, T. F. Unwin, v. d. 27 v. 
19cm. $1.25. 3/6 each. 

An unexpurgated edition of the chief EHzabethan dramatists. In various 
styles of binding of which the green cloth is to be preferred. Includes the 
best plays of Beaumont and Fletcher, Chapman, Day, Dekker. Field, Ford, 
Greene, Heywood, Jonson, Marlowe, Massinger, Middleton, Shirley, Tour- 
neur, Webster. 

119 Neilson, William Allan, ed. 

The chief Elizabethan dramatists, excluding Shakespeare; 
selected plays by Lyly, Peele, Greene, Marlowe, Kyd, Chapman, 
Jonson, Dekker, Marston, Heywood, Beaumont, Fletcher, Web- 
ster, Middleton, Massinger, Ford, Shirley; ed. from the original 
quartos and folios, with notes, biographies and bibliographies. 
Boston, Houghton, Mifflin co., 1911. 878 p. 21Hcm. $2.75. 

"Bibliographies:" p. 861-867. 11-5340 


Including the development of the text and Shakespeare's 
posthumous reputation 

Under this heading Sir Sidney Lee's illuminating chapters 
on the Bibliography and Posthumous reputation should be espe- 
cially noted (156) chap. XIX, XX. Two scholarly works are 
also to be noted for their value in the study of the text, — C. M. 
Ingleby's Shakespeare's hermeneutics; or The still lion, being 
as essay towards the restoration of Shakespeare's text. London, 
Triibner & co., 1875, and B. G. Kinnear's Cruces Shakespeari- 
anae. Difficult passages in the works of Shakespeare. The 
text of the folios and quartos collated with the lections of recent 
editions and the old commentators. With original emendations 
and notes. London, G. Bell & sons, 1883. But the basis of all 
textual study should be the Cambridge edition (25). 

120 Johnson, Charles Frederick. 

Shakespeare and his critics. Boston, Houghton, Mifflin co., 
1909. 386 p. 21cm. $1.50. 

From a bibliographic point of view one of the best guides through the 
mazes of Shakespearean criticism. It points out the extent and character of 
the contribution made by each of the more important critics and editors. The 
author's critical acumen and charm of style raise his own comments far above 
the level of mere bibliographic notes. 9-6493 

121 Jusserand, Jean Adrien Antoine Jules. 

Shakespeare in France under the ancien regime. London, 
T. F. Unwin, 1899. 496 p. 23cm. $6.00. 

Chapter I covers the literary relations of France and England before the 
time of Louis XIV. Chapter.II the struggle between the regulars (committed 
to the classic unities) and the independents, and to the literary relations with 
England throughout the seventeenth century. Chapters III and IV are 
devoted to the eighteenth century, the growing interest in English literature 
and the determined opposition of Voltaire. The Epilogue narrates briefly 
the final triumph of Shakespeare in the nineteenth century. The scholarship 
and vivacious style of the author have combined to produce one of the most 
intensely interesting volumes in the literature of Shakespeare. 1-1.360 


122 Lee, Sir Sidney. 

Shakespeare and the modern stage, with other essays. New 
York, Chas. Scribner's sons, 1906. 251 p. 23^ cm. $2.00. 

Contents. — Shakespeare and the modern stage. — Shakespeare r.nd the 
Elizabethan playgoer. — Shakespeare in oral tradition. — Pepys and Shakes- 
peare. — Mr. Benson and the Shakespearean drama. — The municipal theatre. — 
Aspects of Shakespeare's philosophy. — Shakespeare and patriotism. — A peril 
of Shakespearean research. — Shakespeare in France. — The commemoration 
of Shakespeare in London. 6-38524 

123 Lounsbury, Thomas Raynesford. 

Shakespeare as a dramatic artist, with an account of his 
reputation at various periods. New York, C. Scribner's sons, 

1901. 449 p. 23cm. (His Shakespearean wars, I.) $2.00. 

Bibliography: p. 419-434. 1-25383 

124 Lounsbury, Thomas Raynesford. 

Shakespeare and Voltaire. New York, C. Scribner's sons, 

1902. 463 p. 21Kcm. (His Shakespearean warr, II.) $2.00. 


125 Lounsbury, Thomas Raynesford. 

The text of Shakespeare; its history from the publication of 
the quartos and folios down to and including the publication of 
the editions of Pope and Theobald. New York, C. Scribner's 
sons, 1906. 579 p. 21^cm. (His Shakespearean wars. III.) 

These three volumes are among the most important contributions of 
America to Shakespearean scholarship. They were published under the serial 
title of "Shakespearean wars." The interest of the first centers about Shakes- 
peare as a dramatist and contains one of the best discussions of Shakespeare's 
relation to the dramatic unities. The history of the plays is carried on with 
special fullness down to the death of Dryden, but Chapter IX continues the 
discussion of Shakespeare's influence through the eighteenth century. The 
second volume is taken up almost wholly with the history of the determined 
opposition of Voltaire to the growing influence of the English drama, espe- 
cially Shakespeare. The third volume reviews the text of the folios but is 
chiefly devoted to the Pope-Theobald controversy. 

126 Warde, Frederick B. 

^ The fools of Shakespeare; an interpretation of their wit, 
wisdom and personalities. New York, McBride, Nast & co., 
1913. 214 p. 19^cm. $1.25. 

A slight but interesting book which deals more with recent actors in the 
parts than with the characters themselves. The illustrations are from photo- 
graphs. 13-23641 

127 Winter, William. _ #. . 

Shakespeare on the stage. New York, Moffat, Yard and co., 
1911. 564 p. 23cm. $3.00. 

Contents. — "Shakespeare spells ruin." — King Richard III. — ^The Mer- 
chant of Venice. — Othello. — Hamlet. — Macbeth. — King Henrv VIII. 12-664 


128 Winter, William. 

Shakespeare on the stage. 2d series. New York, Moffat, 
Yard and co., 1915. 664 p. 23cm. $3.00. 

Contents. — Twelfth Night. — Romeo and Juliet. — As you like it. — King 
Lear. — The taming of the shrew. — Julius Caesar. 15-7372 

In these volumes the author gives the stage histories of the ulays from 
1855 to date, based on his own experience as a dramatic critic. Tne prelimi- 
nary chapter in volume 1, "Shakespeare spells ruin," discusses Shakespearean 
productions from a purely commercial point of view. 


Under this head an effort has been made to include only 
writings whose paramount interest is the work of Shakespeare, 
a point not always easy to determine. Where the interest of 
the book is in Shakespeare himself it is placed in Section XII. 
I should have no objection to the transfer of certain items from 
one section to the other. 

129 Bradley, Andrew Cecil. 

Shakespearean tragedy; lectures on Hamlet, Othello, King 
Lear, Macbeth. London, Macmillan and co., ltd., 1904. 498 p. 
23cm. $3.25. 10/. 

By many considered the finest example of Shakespearean criticism of 
recent years. 5-6040 

130 Brink, Bernhard Aegidius Konrad ten. 

Five lectures on Shakespeare; tr. by Julia Franklin. New 
York, H. Holt and co., 1895. 248 p. ISj^cm. $1.25. 

Admirable studies of Shakespeare as poet and man, of the chronology of 
the plays, and of his qualities as a dramatist, and as a comic and tragic 
writer. 12-30953 

131 Brooke, Stopford Augustu§^. 

On ten plays of Shalfespeare. New York, H. Holt and co., 
1905. 311 p. 23cm. $2.25. \^ 

Contents. — Midsummer night's diaarn. — Romeo and Juliet. — Richard II. — 
Richard III. — Merchant of Venice. — As you like it. — Macbeth. — Coriolanus. — 
Winter's tale. — Tempest. * W 6-16 

132 Brooke, Stopford Augustus.* " -^ 

Ten more plays of Shakeadteare. New York, H. Holt and co., 
1913. 313 p. 23cm. $225. ' 

Contents. — Much ado about nothing. — Twelfth night; or What you will. — 
Julius Cxsar. — Hamlet. — Measure for measure. — Othello. — King Lear. — King 
John.— Henry IV.— Henry V. 

A 13-1958 

These two volumes offer excellent interpretative criticism of the plots 
and characters of the plays. ^ 

133 Campbell, Lewis. / 

Tragic drama in Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Shakespeare. 
London, Smith, Elder & co., 1904. 280 p. 21cm. 

Traces the affinities between Shakespeare and the Creek tragic dramatists 
in action, characterization, construction, etc. Treats in detail of Hamlet, 
Othello, Macbeth, and King Lear. * 5-6776 


134 Coleridge, Samuel Taylor. 

Lectures and notes on Shakspere and other English poets. 
Now first collected by T. Ashe. London, G. Bell and sons, 1902. 
552 p. 18^cm. (Bohn's standard library.) $1.00. 3/6. 

"All the extant criticism of Coleridge on the English dramatists. . .and 
numerous criticisms of his on other English poets..." — Preface. Ranks high 
as aesthetic criticism. May also be had in the Everyman's library. 35 cents. 


135 Collins, John Churton. 

Studies in Shakespeare. Westminster, A. Constable & co., 
ltd., 1904. 380 p. 20cm. $2.00. 

Contents. — I. Shakespeare as a classical scholar. — II. Shakespearean 
paradoxes. — III. Sophocles and Shakespeare as theological and ethical 
teachers. — IV. Shakespeare as a prose writer. — V. Was Shakespeare a law- 
yer? — VI. Shakespeare and Holinshed. — VII. Shakespeare and Montaigne. — 
VIII. The text and prosody of Shakespeare. — IX. The Bacon-Shakespeare 
mania. 4-19630 

136 Dowden, Edward. 

Shakspere: a critical study of his mind and art. 12th ed. 
London, K. Paul, Trench, Trubner & co., ltd., 1901. 434 p. 
21cm. $1.75. 

Contents. — Shakspere and the Elizabethan age. — The growth of Shaks- 
pere's mind and art. — The first, and the second tragedy : Romeo and Juliet ; 
Hamlet. — The English historical plays. — Othello ; Macbeth ; Lear. — The 
Roman plays. — The humor of Shakspere. — Shakspere's last plays. — Hamlet. 

One of the best books for the general reader, with the caution, however, 
that Shakespeare was more of a mere man and less of a conscious artist than 
the critic represents him. Takes up the plays in chronological order to show 
the development in character drav/ing. Especially fine in the analysis of 
characters. 3-25289 

137 Fleming, William Hansell. 

Shakespeare's plots; a study in dramatic construction. New 
York, G. P. Putnam's sons, 1902. 467 p. 21cm. $1.50. 

Besides chapters on the drama as a work of art, its nature and construc- 
tion, considers especially the plays of Macbeth, The merchant of Venice, 
Julius Cccsar, Twelfth night, and Othello. Somewhat diflfuse in treatment. 


138 Gervinus, Georg Gottfried. 

Shakespeare commentaries; tr. under the author's superin- 
tendence, by F. E. Bunnett. 5th ed. London, Smith, Elder & 
CO., 1892. 955 p. 23cm. $5.00. 

A valuable work for general use. It still remains one of the best of the 
German commentaries. Studies the dramas chiefly as interpretations of life 
and character. 3-24545 

139 Hazlitt, William. 

Lectures on the literature of the age of Elizabeth, and Char- 
acters of Shakespeare's plays. London, G. Bell and sons, 1901. 
268, 247 p. 183^cm. (Bohn's standard library.) $1.00 3/6. 

Hazlitt oflFers one of the best examples of personal criticism as con- 
trasted with scientific criticism. He is more interested in the significance of 
the drama and its characters than in the form. 4-2519 


140 Heine, Heinrich. 

Heine on Shakespeare; a translation of his notes on Shake- 
speare heroines, by Ida Benecke. Westminster, A. Constable 
and CO., 1895. 189 p. 20cm. 3/6. 

A series of brilliant sketches of permanent value. The translation is 
well done. 4-12150 

141 Hudson, Henry Norman. 

Shakespeare: his life, art, and characters. With an historical 
sketch of the origin and growth of the drama in England. 
Boston, Ginn brothers, 1872. 2 v. 19Hcm. $4.00. 

The greater part of these volumes is taken up with a very keen critical 
analysis of Shakespeare's characters. The biographical portion is very brief. 


142 Jameson, Mrs. Anna Brownell. 

Shakespeare's heroines; characteristics of women, moral, 
poetical, and historical. London, G. Bell & sons, 1898. 341 p. 
18j^cm. (Bohn's standard library.) $1.00. 3/6. 

A well-known volume displaying the keenest insight into the characteis 
of Shakespeare's women. Written in a charming style. 1-20593 

143 Klein, David. 

Literary criticism from the Elizabethan dramatists; repertory 
and synthesis. With an introductory note by J. E. Spingarn. 
New York, Sturgis & Walton co., 1910. 257 p. 19j^cm. $1.50. 

Bibliography: p. 250-257. 

"Extracts from the works of Shakespeare, Tonson, and the other dramatists 
of the period, pertaining to the technique of the drama, interpreted briefly 
and so arranged as to show the growth of a critical consciousness." — A. L. 
A. Booklist, V. 7: 108. 10-16147 

144 MacCallum, Mungo William. 

Shakespeare's Roman plays and their background. London, 
Macmillan and co., 1910. 666 p. 23cm. $3.00. 

The introduction discusses Roman plays in the sixteenth century, Shakes- 
peare's treatment of history, and the sources of his Roman plays in Plutarch 
traced through the translators Amyot and North. Then follow "exhaustive 
studies of Julius Caesar, Anthony and Cleopatra, and Coriolanus, showing 
remarkable erudition and grasp, not only in interpretation of the plays them- 
selves, but in discussion of their sources, the dramatic conditions at the 
time they were written and the life they reflect." A. L. A. Booklist, v. 7: 151 

A 10-191 

145 Martin, Helena Saville (Faucit) lady. 

On some of Shakespeare's female characters: Ophelia, Portia, 
Desdemona, Juliet, Imogen, Rosalind, Beatrice; by Helena Fau- 
cit, lady Martin. New ed. Edinburgh and London, W. Black- 
wood and sons, 1887. 354 p. 22^cm. $3.00. 

These studies by one of the most intellectual actresses of the nineteenth 
century are valuable aids in the study of Shakespeare's characters. 12-36675 


146 Warner, Beverley Ellison. 

English history in Shakespeare's plays. New York, Long- 
mans, Green and co., 1894. 321 p. 19cm. $1.75. 

The ten plays are taken up in chronological order from King John to 
Henry VIII. Shakespeare's treatment of the material and his departure from 
historic accuracy are discussed in detail. Chronological tables connect the 
chapters. 4-13968 

147 Warner, Beverley Ellison, ed. 

Famous introductions to Shakespeare's plays by the notable 
editors of the eighteenth Icentury; ed. with a critical introduction, 
biographical and explanatory notes. New York, Dodd, Mead 
and CO., 1906. 268 p. ZUAcm. $2.50. 

Contents. — Introductory essay. — ^John Heminge and Henrie Condell. — 
Nicholas Rowe. — Alexander Pope. — Lewis Theobold. — Sir Thomas Hanmer. — 
William Warburton. — Samuel Johnson. — George Steevens. — Edward Capell. — 
Isaac Reed. — Edmund Malone. 

"The introductory essay aims to estimate the value of the prefaces and 
to show what each editor has contributed to the interpretation and under- 
standing of Shakespeare." A. L. A. Booklist, v. 3 : 76. 6-9259 


148 Brandes, Georg Morris Cohen. 

William Shakespeare; a critical study. London, W. Heine- 
mann, 1902. 709 p. 22^ cm. 

Tr. from the Danish by William Archer, etc. 

The author skillfully weaves into his narrative much of the life and 
thought of the period, criticism of the plays and the characters abound. Gives 
a much better impression of Shakespeare's time than of the poet himself. 


149 Elton, Charles Isaac. 

William Shakespeare, his family and friends; ed. by A. 
Hamilton Thompson, with a memoir of the author by Andrew 
Lang. New York, E. P. Button & co., 1904. 521 p. 23cm. $4.00. 

Not a formal biography. It contains chapters on the early life, on Strat- 
ford, on midland agriculture and natural history in Shakespeare, on the Lon- 
don road, and London itself, on the poet's descendants and will, on seven- 
teenth century allusions and traditions, and lastly a section on the first produc- 
tion of The Tempest which includes a description of Blackfriar's theatre. 
A valuable adjunct to the regular lives of the poet. 5-45]'* 

150 Figgis, Darrell. 

Shakespeare, a study. London, J. M. Dent & sons; ltd., 1911. 
345 p. 21 Hem. 5/. 

"Notes" (bibliographical and critical) : p. 329-337. 

"A brief biography, in which several circumstances by no means proved 
are taken for granted, is followed by chapters which give the outward aspect 
of Elizabethan drama, the stagecraft of the period, and call attention to the 
hitherto neglected matter — the frequent use Shakespeare makes of speeches 
to indicate the scenery, light, effects, etc., his ill equipped stage denied him. 
A vigorous defense of Shakespeare as a master playwright involves some keen 
criticism of Ibsen and an answer to the eccentric dicta of Bernard Shaw. 
The analyses of the plays are of an unusual kind and the book is to an 
uncommon degree 'a work of originality and lively interest.' — Oxford and 
Cambridge review; Ja 12." A. L. A. Booklist, v. 8: 394. W 12-27 


151 Fleay, Frederick Gard. 

A chronicle history of the life and work of William Shake- 
speare, player, poet, and playmaker. London, J. C. Nimmo, 
1886. 364 p. 23y2cm. 

Most of the material is arranged in the form of annals relating to the 
poet's life or to the plays. Has a section on early English plays in Germany. 
A work of abundant research valuable for the facts which it presents, but its 
deductions are generally considered by critics as not always warranted. 

152 Harris, Frank. 

The man Shakespeare and his tragic life-story. New York, 
M. Kennerley, 1909. 422 p. 21 ^cm. $2.50. 

"An attempt at creative criticism, constructed along the same lines as 
Carlyle's Cromwell and based on the belief that it is possible from Shakes- 
peare's writings to establish beyond doubt the main features of his character 
and the chief incidents of his life. While the reader may not be willing to 
concede that the author's theory is sound or that he has established his 
claim, no one can fail to enjoy his demonstration, both on account of the 
originality of the opinions expressed and the freshness and vigor of the style." 
A. L, A. Booklist, v. 6 : 204. The work is really very well done, but after 
reading it, some more formal biography not given over to conjecture, such 
as Sir Sidney Lee's, should follow as a corrective. 9-28298 

153 Halliwell-Phillipps, James Orchard. 

Outlines of the life of Shakespeare. 7th ed. London, Long- 
mans, Green and co., 1887. 2 v. 263^cm. 

This voluminous work has a permanent value and should be found in 
all large collections because of the great number of documents relating to 
Shakespeare, which it prints. 

154 Inglcby, C. M., ed. 

The Shakspere allusion-book: a collection of allusions to 
Shakspere from 1591 to 1700. Originally compiled by C. M. 
Ingleby, L. Toulman Smith, and F. J. Furnivall. . .and now re- 
edited. . .by John Munro. London, Chatto & Windus, 1909. 2 v. 
22^cm. 21/. 


155 Jcnks, Tudor. 

In the days of Shakespeare. New York, A. S. Barnes & co.. 
1905. 288 p. 18cm. (Lives of great writers.) $1.00. 

"A brief bibliography for young students of Shakespeare:" p. 275-279. 
A slight sketch wnich has the merit of interesting young people. 4-35732 

156 Lcc, Sir Sidney. 

A life of William Shakespeare; with portraits and facsimiles. 
New and rev. ed., with a new preface. New York, The Mac- 
millan co., 1909. 495 p. 20cm. $2.25. 

Bibliography: p. 311-341. 

This is the best biography. To the highest scholarship the author united 
an experience gained as editor of the Dictionary of national biography, and 
he has presented his results in a style of great dignity and wonderful clear- 
ness. His trained judgment never seems at fault, and in the case of the 
Sonnets and some of the myths he has cleared away a deal of rubbish. 
Some of his critics find him a little severe, but he is the safest guide not 
only to the general reader but to the serious student as well. An abridgment 
was published in 1900 — but why spoil a good thing? 9-10641 


157 Mabie, Hamilton Wright. 

William Shakespeare; poet, dramatist, and man. With one 
hundred illustrations, including nine full pages in photogravure. 
New York, The Macmillan co., 1900. 421 p. 23^cm. $1.00. 

A well written and well arranged biography. The illustrations are very 
good. 0-6665 

158 Masson, David. 

Shakespeare personally. Ed. and arranged by Rosaline Mas- 
son. London, Smith, Elder & co., 1914. 242 p. 21cm. 6/. 

Contents. — On biography in general, and Shakespeare's in particular. — 
Shakespeare from the external evidence. — Chronology of the plays. — Shakes- 
peare through his writings. — The progress in Shakespeare's moods : "recur- 
rences and fervours." — The sonnets. 14-30724 

159 Raleigh, Sir Walter Alexander. 

Shakespeare. New York, The Macmillan co., 1907. 233 p. 
19j^cm. (English men of letters.) 75c. 

This brilliant essay rather than formal biography should be in every col- 
lection. It makes no contribution to our knowledge of events in the poet's 
career, but quickens our knowledge and insight into his character and writings. 

It has attained the distinction of being reissued in the well printed and 

quietly satisfactory Eversley series, dear to all book lovers. $1.50. 4/. 


160 Rolfe, William James. 

A life of Shakespeare. Boston, D. Estes & co., [1904]. 551 p. 
22Hcm. $3.00. 

This is the most notable contribution of American scholarship to Shakes- 
peare biography. It gives "the main facts, traditions and conjectures con- 
cerning Shakespeare's personal and literary history." It is fuller than most 
biographies in the treatment accorded the poems. 

161 Rolfe, William James. 

Shakespeare the boy, with sketches of the home and school 
life, the games and sports, the manners, customs and folk-lore 
of the time. New York, Harper & brothers, 1896. 251 p. 
19cm. $1.25. 

The best book for young people. Based on a hrst hand knowledge of the 
authorities. 4-15643 

162 Smeaton, William Henry Oliphant. 

Shakespeare, his life and work. London, J. M. Dent & sons, 
ltd., [1211]. 562 p. 17^cm. (Everyman's library.) 35c. 1/. 

"Books useful to the student of Shakespeare:" p. 542-547. 

This biography is in every way worthy of the series for which it was 
written. The subject matter is well arranged and presented in a clear style. 
The plays of each period are taken up in chronological order and the discus- 
sion is made part of the biographical narrative. The points brought out for 
each play are, dates of composition and production, sources, scene and time- 
analysis, results of metrical tests, plot, analysis of characters, and passages 
from the best criticisms of the play. In picking out telling passages from the 
critics the author displays a remarkable selective faculty. A 12-671 


163 Wallace, Charles William. 

The newly-discovered Shakespeare documents, (/n Ne- 
braska University. University studies. Lincoln, 1905. 23cm. 
V. 5, no. 4, p. 347-356.) 


164 Wallace, Charles William. 

Shakespeare and his London associates as revealed in re- 
cently discovered documents. Lincoln, Neb., [1910]. 100 p. 
23Hcm. (University studies, pub. by the University of Ne- 
braska, V. 10, no. 4.) 

In the above papers Professor Wallace gives an account of his discoveries 
of Shakespeare documents. His articles in Harper's magazine for March, 
1910, and in the Century for August and September, 1910, are perhaps more 
easily available. 12-1127 


The most readily accessible information concerning Shake- 
speare's portraits is the article by Marion H. Spielman, in the 
Encyclopaedia Britannica, eleventh edition, v. 24, p. 787-793. It 
is well illustrated. The same writer contributed a chapter to 
V. 10 of the Stratford edition (68) which was reprinted as a 
separate in 1907. An elaborate work by J. P. Norris, The por- 
traits of Shakespeare was published in Philadelphia in 1885. 
This contains a "List of books, magazine and newspaper articles, 
etc., consulted," p. xv-xxviii. 

165 Hartmann, Sadakichi. 

Shakespeare in art. Boston, L. C. Page & co., 1901. 371 p. 

Contents. — The Shakespearean portraits. — The Shakespearean illustrators. 
— The painters of the historical dramas. — The painters of the comedies. — The 

gainters of the tragedies. — Shakespeare in sculpture. — Portraits of actors in 
hakespearean parts. — Bibliography. 


166 Baker, George Pierce. 

The development of Shakespeare as a dramatist. New York, 
The Macmillan co., 1907. 329 p. 20cm. $1.75. 

This is one of the best studies of Shakespeare's development. The pre- 
liminary chapters show clearly and succinctly the extent to which the drama 
had developed in the hands of Shakespeare's predecessors, describe the theatre 
of Shakespeare's time, and give an insight into the thoughts and feelings of 
the people who made up the audiences. The author then traces Shakespeare's 
development throughout his whole career keeping close to facts and avoiding 
conjecture. In an appendix is given the contract for building the first For- 
tune theatre. 7-22387 

167 Matthews, James Brander. 

Shakspere as a playwright. New York, C. Scribner's sons, 
1913. 399 p. 23cm. $3.00. 

"A study of Shakespeare as a practical playwright, successful in adapting 
himself to the conditions of the Elizabethan stage and in pleasing the taste 


of his time. Deals at length with the plays which are more instructive as 
plays rather than with those which better display other qualities of his genius. 
The style is informal and the subject matter, if not new, is stated with fresh 
interest." A. L. A. BookHst, v. 10: 144. 13-21467 

168 Moulton, Richard Green. 

Shakespeare as a dramatic artist; a popular illustration of the 
principles of scientific criticism. Oxford, Clarendon press, 1885. 
320 p. 18Hcm. 

Contents. — Introduction : Plea for an inductive science of literary criti- 
cism. Part I. Shakespeare considered as a dramatic artist ; in ten studies. 
Part II. Survey of dramatic criticism as an inductive science. 4-15401 

169 Moulton, Richard Green. 

Shakespeare as a dramatic thinker; a popular illustration of 
fiction as the experimental side of philosophy. New York, The 
Macmillan co., 1907. 381 p. 20cm. 

"The present work is supplementary to my former book 'Shakespeare 
as a dramatic artist'. . .and is a re-issue of the book published four years ago 
under the title 'The moral system of Shakespeare.' " — Preface. 7-29024 

While these volumes are replete with criticism of the highest order, the 
point of the study is the man behind the plays, his mental and moral develop- 
ment, the methods by which he achieved his results and the ethical philosophy 
underlying his writings. The study of the plots is not one of dramatic tech- 
nique, but "to unfold the philosophy of Shakespeare obtained on the basis of 
such plot analysis." 

An appendix to the later volume gives the "Plot schemes of Shakespeare's 

170 Wendell, Barrett. 

William Shakespeare, a study in Elizabethan literature. New 
York, C. Scribner's sons, 1894. 439 p. 19cm. 

One of the most interesting volumes of Shakespeare literature. After 
introductory chapters on the life and the theatre the author takes up the plays 
in the accepted chronological order and develops the theory of unconscious 
artistic creation. The volume is especially valuable as a study of Shakes- 
peare's mind and methods based on the known facts and not on conjecture, 
as is the case with Dowden. 12-40498 


This is one of the most interesting and amusing sections of 
Shakespeare literature; and it has grown to be one of the largest. 
Nowhere else is "bardolatry" so evident. The writers generally 
prove too much as is the way with special pleaders, but many 
really have made valuable contributions to the study of the poet 
and from these the following are selected. Ellacombe, Thisel- 
ton-Dyer, and Madden are especially valuable. 


171 Ellacombe, Henry Nelson. 

Shakespeare as an angler. London, E. Stock, 1883. 78 p. 

Contains a list of sea fish, etc., mentioned by Shakespeare. 



172 Rushton, William Lowes. 

Shakespeare an archer. Liverpool, Lee and Nightingale, 1897. 
118 p. 22cm. 

"An attempt to illustrate and explain obscure passages and words and 
expressions of doubtful meaning in the works of Shakespeare." Notice. 



173 Burgess, William. 

The Bible in Shakespeare; a study of the relation of the 
works of William Shakespeare to the Bible, with numerous 
parallel passages, quotations, references, paraphrases and allu- 
sions. Chicago, 111., Winona Lake, Ind., The Winona publ. co., 
[19031. 288 p. 23^cm. 


174 Eaton, T. R. 

Shakespeare and the Bible. London, J. Blackwood, 1858. 
188 p. 21cm. 

Each play is considered by itself. 

175 Wordsworth, Charles. 

Shakespeare's knowledge and use of the Bible. 3d ed. Lon- 
don, Smith, Elder & co., 1880. 420 p. 20cm. 

Contains indexes to passages in the Bible and in Shakecpeare. 

Botany and Plant-Lore 

176 Bloom, J. Harvey. 

Shakespeare's garden. London, Methuen & co., 1903. 243 p. 

Takes up the subject from month to month from April through the year 
to March. The appendix contains a table of quotations from the plays and 

177 EUacombe, Henry Nelson. 

The plant-lore and garden-craft of Shakespeare. New ed. 
London, E. Arnold, [1896]. 383 p. 21cm. 

Arranged alphabetically by the names of plants, some of which are illus- 
trated. Quotes the passages and has a good index supplementing the alpha- 
betical arrangement. 

178 Grindon, Leopold Hartley. 

The Shakspere flora; a guide to all the principal passages in 
which mention is made of trees, plants, flowers, and vegetable 
productions, with comments and botanical particulars. 2d ed. 
Manchester, Palmer & Howe, 1883. 318 p. 19i^cm. 

A 10-1181 

Classical Mythology 

179 Root, R. K. 

Classical mythology in Shakespeare. New York, H. Holt 
and CO., 1903. 134 p. 24cm. (Yale studies in English.) 

The classical names and terms are arranged in alphabetical order, each 
with its comment and references to the plays. 



180 Goll, August. 

Criminal types in Shakespeare from the Danish by Mrs. C. 
Weekes. London, Methuen & co., [1909]. 271 p. 19Hcm. 
Good index." 

Folk- Lore, Supernatural 

181 Gibson, John Paul Stewart Riddell. 

Shakespeare's use of the supernatural. London, G. Bell & 
sons, 1908. 143 p. 20cm. 

"List of authorities:" 4th prelim, leaf. W 9-209 

182 Nutt, Alfred Trubner. 

The fairy mythology of Shakespeare. London, D. Nutt, 1900. 
40 p. 17^cm. (Popular studies in mythology, romance and 
folklore, no. 6.) 

Bibliographical appendix: p. 38-40. 1-18916 

183 Thiseltbn-Dyer, Thomas F. 

Folk-lore of Shakespeare. London, Griffith & Farran, 
[1884]. 526 p. 23cm. 

A store-house of information with a good index. 


184 Bucknill, John Charles^ 

The mad folk of Shakespeare; psychological essays. Lon- 
don, Macmillan and co., 1867. 333 p. 19j^cm. 

Discusses Macbeth, Hamlet, Ophelia, King Lear, Timon of Athens, 
Constance, Jaques, Malvolio, Christopher Sly, Comedy of Errors. 

185 Peers, Edgar Allison. 

Elizabethan drama and its mad folk, Cambridge, W. HefTer 
and sons, ltd., 1914. 189 p. 19cm. 

Bibliography: p. 184-185. 

"Index of works dealt with or quoted:" p. 186-189. 15-15223 


186 Heard, Franklin Fiske. 

Shakespeare as a lawyer. Boston, Little, Brown and co., 
1883. 119 p. 19^cm. 

Contains an index of terms. 

187 Phelps, Charles E. 

FalstafT and equity, an interpretation. Boston, Houghton, 
Mifflin and co., 1901. 201 p. 20cm. 

188 Rushton, William Lowes. 

Shakespeare's legal maxims. Liverpool, Young, 1907. 61 p. 



189 Moyes, John. 

Medicine & kindred arts in the plays of Shakespeare. Glas- 
gow, MacLehose, 1896. 123 p. 

Natural History 

190 Phipson, Emma. 

The animal-lore of Shakespeare's time, including? quadrupeds, 
birds, reptiles, fish, and insects. London, K. Paul, Trench & Co., 
1883. 476 p. 21cm. 

Contains an index. 

191 Scager, H. W. 

Natural history in Shakespeare's time; being extracts illus- 
trative of the subject as he knew it. London, E. Stock, 1896. 
358 p. 22cm. 

Arranged in dictionary form with glossary at end. 


192 Blades, William. 

Shakspere and typography; being an attempt to show 
Shakspere's personal connection with, and technical knowledge 
of, the art of printing. Also, remarks upon some common typo- 
graphical errors, with especial reference .to the text of Shak- 
spere. London, Triibner & co., 1872. 78 p. 22^cm. 

A mock argument, in imitation of the attempts frequently made to identify 
Shakespeare with various trades and professions. "A jest which amused him 
all the more that it was taken an grand serieux by some sober-minded corre- 

"Appendix : A list of some biographies of Shakspere, and of such 
works as refer to the dramatist's special knowledge of any subject:" p. 61-67. 



193 Whall, W. B. 

Shakespeare's sea terms explained. London, Simpkin, Mar- 
shall, Hamilton, Kent & co., ltd., 1910. 110 p. 18cm. 



194 Madden, Dodgson Hamilton. 

The diary of Master William Silenic-e: a study of Shake- 
speare & of Elizabethan sport. New York, Longmans, Green 
and CO., 1897. 386 p. 23cm. 

With a chapter on "The horse in Shakespeare." 

Under the guise of the diary of Master Silence the author furnishes a 
detailed description of a hunting and a hawking expedition and thus finds an 
opportunity to explain Shakespeare's many allusions to these and incidentally 
to other sports. 1-18884 


Shakespeare forgeries are associated chiefly with the names 
of William Henry Ireland and James Payne Collier. A brief 


account will be found in Lee's Life (156) Appendix I, p. 381-385, 
who also gives the chief authorities. Further references are to 
be found in Tedder (6). The whole matter is now one of 
purely antiquarian interest. 


Sir Sidney Lee in the latest edition of the "Life" (156), p. 389, 
says of this question: 

"The abundance of the contemporary evidence attesting 
Shakespeare's responsibility for the works published under his 
name gives the Baconian theory no rational right to a hearing; 
while such authentic examples of Bacon's effort to write 
verse as survive prove beyond all possibility of contradiction 
that, great as he was as a prose writer and a philosopher, he was 
incapable of penning any poetry assigned to Shakespeare. De- 
fective knowledge and illogical or casuistical argument alone 
render any other conclusion possible." 

Inquirers who are curious concerning this question will find 
in Appendix II of Lee's "Life," from which the above is quoted 
a brief historical summary of the whole controversy. Essays 
written in good temper will also be found in John Fiske's A 
century of science, Boston, 1899, p. 350-404, and in R. G. White's 
Studies in Shakespeare, 1896, p. 151-182. The two following 
books contain very fair statements of both sides of the question. 

195 Beeching, Henry Charles. 

William Shakespeare, player, playmaker, and poet; a reply 
to Mr. George Greenwood. ..with facsimiles of the five authentic 
signatures of the poet. 2d ed. London, Smith, Elder & co., 
1909. 104 p. 19Hcm. 


196 Lang, Andrew. 

Shakespeare, Bacon, and the great unknown. London, Long- 
mans, Green and co., 1912. 314 p. 23>^cm. 




197 Harrison, William. 

Elizabethan England; from "A description of England" (in 
Y^ Holinshed's Chronicles) ed. by L. Withington, with introduc- 
tion by F. J. Furnivall. London, W. Scott, [1889]. 274 p. 
18cm. (Scott library.) 1/6. 

A more elaborate edition of this work edited by F. J. Furnivall, with 
additional material drawn from other sources by Mrs. C. C. Stopes, was pub- 
lished in 1908 by Chatto & Windus as part of their Shakespeare library at 17/6. 


198 Stephenson, Henry Thew. ^^ 

The Elizabethan people. New York, H. Holt and co., 1910. 
412 p. 20cm. $2.00. 

Brings together much valuable information of interest in studying and 
staging the plays dealing with Elizabethan life. The chapters on Country 
life. Amusements, Out-of-door sports. Love of spectacles and especially 
Domestic life are most informing. 10-4788 

199 Stopes, Mrs. Chark5Tt« Carmichael. 

Shakespeare's environment. London, G. Bell and sons, ltd., 
1914. 369 p. 23cm. 

Contains an abundance of material on the life of Shakespeare's time 
drawn from contemporary records. 15-15478 

200 Warner, Charles Dudley. 

The people for whom Shakespeare wrote. New York, Har- 
per & bros., 1897. 187 p. 18cm. 

A pleasantly written sketch. 4-14850 

201 Winter, William. 

Shakespeare's England. New York, Moffat, Yard and co., 
1910. 344 p. 23cm. $3.00. 

A charming book of travels through the parts of England associated with 
Shakespeare. 10-19406 


202 Howells, William Dean. 

The seen and unseen at Stratford-on-Avon; a fantasy. New 
York, Harper & bros., 1914. Ill p. 21Hcm. $1.00. 

The seen is represented by Mr. Howells' impressions during the annual 
Shakespeare pageant. The unseen by imaginary conversations with the shades 
of Shakespeare and Bacon touching scenes in the poet's life, local history, 
and the Bacon-Shakespeare question. The two are intermingled in the 
author's happiest manner. 14-9949 

203 Hutton, William Holden. 

Highways and byways in Shakespeare's country; with illus- 
trations by Edmund H. New. London, Macmillan and co., Ita., 
1914. 448 p. 20Hcm. 

A book saturated with antiquarian lore the result of forty years wandering 
and study in the region. Written in a quietly charming style. 14-10119 

204 Lee, Sir Sidney. 

9tratford-on-Avon; from the earliest times to the death of 
Shakespeare; with forty-five illustrations by Edward Hull. New 
ed. enl. and rev. London, Seeley and co., ltd., Philadelphia, 
J. B. Lippincott co., 1907. 328 p. 19V^cm. $1.50. 6/. 

While Shakespeare and his family constitute the dominant note of the 
Ijook, it affords the best account of the early history of the town itself with 
its manners and customs. Useful both in the study of the poet's life and of 
his dramas. 1-1979 


205 Shelley, Henry Charles. 

Shakespeare & Stratford, Boston, Little, Brown and CO., 
[1913], 206 p. 19cm. (The literary shrines series.) 

"An agreeably written little book which offers a useful, consecutive, and 
accurate epitome of the known facts and most of the legends relating to the 
poet and his friends. An interesting chapter on the Shakespeare villages. 
A convenient guide, supplemented by notes for tourists and good illustrations." 
A. L. A. Booklist, v. 10: 280. A 14-182 


206 Ordish, Thomas Fairman. 

Shakespeare's London; a study of London in the reign of 
Queen Elizabeth. London, J. M. Dent & co., 1897. 257 p. 
17^cm. (The Temple Shakespeare manuals.) 

Treats chiefly of the relation of London to the plays. The last chapter 
is on Shakespeare's London haunts. 4-4573 

207 Stephenson, Henry Thew. 

y, Shakespeare's London. New York, H. Holt and co., 1905. 

r 357 p. 20cm. $2.00. 

A description of Shakespeare's London, based on contemporary sources, 
well illustrated from old prints. The chapters on "The Elizabethans," The 
Tower of London, The main highway, The Theatres and The Taverns are 
especially useful. 5-14652 

208 Albright, Victor Emanuel. 

The Shaksperian stage. New York, The Columbia univer- 
sity press, 1909. 194 p. 24j^cm. (Columbia university studies 
in English.) $2.00. 

This is the most readily accessible account of the whole subject. Contains 
a Critical bibliography: p. 163-167, and List of plays: p. 168-182. 9-26295 

209 Gildersleeve, Virginia C. 

Governmental regulation of the Shakespearean drama. New 
York, Columbia university press, 1908. 259 p. 25j^cm. (Co- 
lumbia university studies in English.) $1.25. 

List of books cited: p. 235-240. 

A store-house of facts. Traces the origin of the master of the revels, 
and the growth of the censorship, and treats in detail the struggle between 
the Puritan London government and the royal authority concerning play- 
acting. 8-24263 

210 Stopes, Mrs. Charlotte Carmichael. 

Burbage and Shakespeare's stage. London, A. Moring, ltd., 
The De la More press, 1913. 272 p. 22cm. 

In the second half of the book the "Authorities for the facts in the story 
of the Burbages" are printed. 14-2784 

211 WaUace, Charles William. 

The children of the chapel at Blackfriars, 1597-1603. Lin- 
coln, Neb., [1908]. 207 p. 23cm. (University studies, pub. by 
the University of Nebraska, v. 8, no. 2, 3.) 



212 Wallace, Charles William. 

Three London theatres of Shakespeare's time. (In Ne- 
braska. University. University studies. Lincoln, 1909. 23cm. 
V. 9, no. 4, p. 287-342.) 


213 Wallace, Charles William. 

The first London theatre, materials for a history. Lincoln, 
Neb., [1913]. 297 p. 23cm. University studies, pub. by the 
University of Nebraska, v. 13, no. 1-3.) 

These publications give the results of Professor Wallace's important dis- 
coveries of documents relating to the early London theatres. 


The following have been selected from a longer list prepared 
for use in the Music Division of the Library of Congress, by 
the Chief of the Division, Mr. O. G. T. Sonneck. 

Bibliographical literature 

214 Clarke, Helen A. 

A list of Shakespeare operas, operatized diamas and over- 
tures. Shakespeariana, 1888, v. 5, nos. 58, 60. 

215 Clarke, Helen A. 

Shakespeare music. Shakespeariana, 1888, v. 5, nos. 49-50. 

216 Greenhill, J., W. A. Harrison and F. J. Furnivall. 

A list of all the songs and passages in Shakespeare which 
have been set to music. New Shakespeare society, 1884, ser. 8, 
misc. 3. 112 p. 24j/^cm. 


217 MacDonald, William. 

Shakespearian music [additions to H. A. Clarke's list]. 
Shakespeariana, 1889, v. 6, p. 133-13if 

218 Roffe, Alfred. 

Handbook of Shakespeare music. London, Chatto & Wiur 
dus, 1878. 

Miscellaneous books and articles 

219 Cowling, George Herbert. 

Music on the Shakespearian stage. Cambridge, University 
press, 1913. 116 p. 20cm. 


220 Elson, Louis Charles. 

Shakespeare in music. Boston, L. C. Page & co., 1901. 354 p. 

Jan. 17-1901-45 


221 Naylor, Edward Woodall. 

Shakespeare and music. London, J. M. Dent & co., 1896. 
225 p. 17^cm. 


Miscellaneous collection of Shakespeare music 

222 Edwards, Edward. 

A book of Shakespeare's songs... New York, G. Schir- 
mer, 1903. 

223 Naylor, Edward Woodall, cd. 

Shakespeare music. (Music of the period.) Edited by E. W. 
Naylor. London, J. Curwen & sons, [1913]. xvi, 66 p. 31cm. 


224 Vincent, Charles John. 

Fifty Shakespeare songs. Boston, O. Ditson co., [1906]. 


These novels, stories and plays hardly do justice to their 
source of inspiration. With some few exceptions they have 
slight literary merit. They are listed here for the sake of the 
suggestions they offer for pageants, tableaux, etc. 

225 Aldrich, Thomas Bailey. 

Marjorie Daw and other stories, Boston, Houghton, Mifflin 
and CO., 1885. 287 p. 17cm. $1.00. 

"A midnight fantasy," one of the stories, turns on a visit of Hamlet to 
Verona, a meeting with Juliet, and — results. 6-500 

226 Bennett, John. 

Master Skylark; a story of Shakspere's time. New York, The 
Century co., 1898. 380 p. 19cm. 

An interesting story for boys about a Stratford lad who goes to London 
in the train of a company of players and is there befriended by Shakespeare. 


227 Black, William. 

Judith Shakespeare; her love affairs and other adventures. 
New York, Harper & bros., 1884. 391 p. 19cm. 

This story of Shakespeare's daughter does not rank with Black's best 
work. 4-15285 

228 Bramston, Mary. 

The failure of a hero; a tale of Shakespearean days. London, 
Society for the promotion of Christian knowledge, 1909. 222 p. 
19^cm. 2/. 

The hero is Essex. The story includes the Essex rising. Plays by Mar- 
lowe and Shakespeare are shown on the boards. 


229 Chancellor, Mrs. Louise Beecher. 

The players of London. A tale of an EHzabethlan smart set. 
New York, B. W. Dodge co., [1909]. 236 p. 24j^cm. $1.75. 

The plot concerns the first presentation of Romeo and Juliet, and the first 
appearance of a woman on the stage. Philip Condell, who was to have played 
the part of Juliet, is taken ill and his twin sister Phyllis, to serve him, dis- 
guises herself and goes to take his place. Shakespeare discovers her secret 
and while protecting her falls in love with her. She returns his love, but 
later learns of Mistress Anne. Philip on recovering denounces his sister, but 
her Puritan lover. Revelation Revell, comes forward as her champion. 9-28110 

230 Comstock, Mrs. Harriet Theresa. 

The queen's hostage. Boston, Little, Brown and co., 1906. 
319 p. 19cm. 

Shakespeare appears as one of the characters. A description of a per- 
formance of *'Love's labour lost" is given. 6-30464 

231 Curling, Henry. 

Shakspere; the poet, the lover, the actor, the man. A 
romance. London, R. Bentley, 1849. 3 v. 20cm. 

A story covering the whole career of the poet, — not very interesting. 


232 Garnett, Richard. 

William Shakespeare, pedagogue & poacher; a drama. Lon- 
don, J. Lane, 1905. Ill p. 19cm. 

Scene is at Stratford, 1585. Shakespeare is depicted in his school and 
before Sir Thomas Lucy and lastly set free by Leicester. 4-27862 

233 Landor, Walter Savage. 

Citation and examination of William Shakspeare, Euseby 
Treen, Joseph Carnaby and Silas Gough, clerk, before the wor- 
shipful Sir Thomas Libby, knight, touching deer-stealing on the 
19th day of September in the year of Grace 1582, now first 
published from original papers... London, Saunders and Otley, 
1834. 284 p. 20cni. 

Charles Lamb is generally quoted as saying of this that it could only 
have been written by him who wrote it or by him about whom it was written. 
If Shakespeare had written it, it would have had some dramatic action, which 
is what it lacks. As it is it needs several readings to get familiar with it and 
to appreciate it for the fine thing it is. Often reprinted. 12-14282 

234 Liitkcnhaus, Mrs. Anna May. 

Master Skylark; a dramatization of the book by John Bennett, 
prepared for the use of elementary schools in New York city. 
New York, The Century CO., [1914]. 31 p. 19cm. 

"It is the story, ingeniously turned into a child's play, rather than a 
drama from the book. . .Indeed it is almost as simple in construction as if 
the children themselves had arranged it for their own amusement from_ a book 
in which they had been greatly interested and whose story they wished to 
turn into a play.'* Preface. 14-10181 

235 McMahan, Mrs. Anna B. 

Shakespeare's Christmas gift to Queen Bess in the year 1596. 
Chicago, A. C. McClurg & co., 1907. 68 p. 19j/2cm. 

In three parts, At the Mermaid — At the queen's palace — A Christmas 


carol of the olden time. Describes a preliminary meeting at the Mermaid 
and a performance of "A midsummer night's dream" at Whitehall. 7-33927 

236 McMahan, Mrs. Anna B. 

Shakespeare's love story, 1580-1609. Chicago, A. C. Mc- 
Clurg & CO., 1909. 84 p. 23^cm. $2.50. 

Turns the sonnets into a love story with Anne Hathaway as the heroine, 


237 Marshall, Beatrice. 

His most dear ladye; a story of Mary Countess of Pem- 
broke, sister of Sir Philip Sidney. London, Seeley & co., 1905. 
318 p. 22^cm. 

A story for young people showing Shakespeare during the last part of 
his career. 

238 Munn, Mrs. Margaret Crosby. 

Will Shakespeare of Stratford and London; a drama in four 
acts. New York, Dodd, Mead and co., 1910. 351 p. 19^cm. 

Begins in Stratford at the time of the poaching episode, passes on to 
London and depicts the struggle between Essex and Southampton and the 
encounters of Shakespeare with the lady of the sonnets. 10-12756 

239 Noyes, Alfred. 

Tales of the Mermaid tavern. Nev^ York, Frederick A. 
Stokes CO., [1913]. 234 p. 19j^cm. $1.35. 

A narrative . poem in blank verse with a number of ballads and lyrics 
interspersed, depicting with much grace and vigor the life of the Mermaid 
Tavern. 13-8385 

240 Payn, James. 

The talk of the town. A novel. New York, G. Munro, 
[1885]. 176 p. 18^cm. 

An old-fashioned story in which the love affair gets tangled up with 
Shakespearean forgeries. CA 9-4834 

241 Porter, T. H. 

A maid of the Malverns, a romance of the Blackfriars theatre. 
London, Lynwood & co., 1911. 270 p. 20cm. 

Displays much knowledge of the theatre, and the manners and customs 
of the time. Introduces Jonson and Shakespeare. 

242 Quiller-Couch, Arthur Thomas. 

Shakespeare's Christmas and other stories, by "Q." New 
York, Longmans, Green and co., 1905. 335 p. 19Hcm. $1.50. 6/. 

A picture of the wild life of the Bankside in Shakespeare's time. Intro- 
duces the poet, his father, and some of the players and authors. 5-22359 

243 Saward, W. M. 

William Shakespeare, a play in four acts. London, E. 
Matthews, 1906. 2/6. 

Not seen. 


244 Scott, Sir Walter, bart. 

Kenilworth; ed. with an introduction and notes, by J. H. 
Castleman. New York, The Macmillan co., 1907. 510 p. 15cm. 

Kenilworth is sometimes mentioned as a novel in which Shakespeare 
appears. That is about all he does, and bows in response to a complimentary 
greeting from the Earl of Leicester. Worthy of note, however, is the scene 
a little further along in the same chapter (XVII) in which Raleigh quotes 
for the delectation of Queen Elizabeth a passage from Act II of A midsummer 
night's dream. The passage was actually written some twenty years after 
the event, but what is twenty years to the Wizard of the North. 7-12271 

245 Shaw, George Bernard. 

Misallianlce, The dark lady of the Sonnets, and Fanny's first 
play. New York, Brentano's, 1914. 245 p. 19i^cm. $1.50. 

"The dark lady of the Sonnets" is little more than a farce, depicting a 
chance encounter between the dramatist, Queen Elizabeth and the dark lady. . . 
The dramatist might stand for the portrait of Shaw himself. 14-10044 

246 Smith, Minna Caroline. 

Mary Paget; a romance of old Bermuda. New York, The 
Macmi41an co., 1900. 326 p. 19cm. 

A romance of the time of James I. A large part of the action centers 
around the wreck of the "Sea Venture," which supplied Shakespeare with so 
many hints for "The Tempest." Mar. 15, 1900-115 

247 Snaith, John Collis. 

Anne Feversham. New York, D. Appleton and co., 1914. 
322 p. 19Hcm. $1.35. 

"Published in England as 'The great age.' " 

The story narrates the adventures of a young couple who finally join 
Shakespeare's company, where the girl creates the part of Rosalind. The 
dramatist is depicted as a kindly gentleman who exercises a subtle influence 
over all with whom he comes m contact. The influence is told about but 
never realized. 14-18496 

248 Stephens, Robert Neilson. 

A gentleman player; his adventures on a secret mission for 
Queen Elizabeth. Boston, L. C. Page and co., 1899. 438 p. 

The hero is a comedian in the Lord Chamberlain's company. Introduces 
other members of the company at the Globe theatre, including Shakespeare. 

June 29, 99-123 

249 Sterling, Sara Hawks. 

Hamlet's brides; a Shakespearean burlesque in one act. Bos- 
ton, W. H. Baker & co., 1900. 19 p. 19cm. (Baker's edition 
of plays.) 

An amusing bit of absurdity in which Hamlet engages himself to a num- 
ber of Shakespeare's heroines. May 17, 1900-141 

250 Sterling, Sara Hawks. 

Shake-speares sweetheart. Philadelphia, G. W. Jacobs & co., 
1905. 281 p. 23cm. 

The heroine is Anne Hathaway and depicts her as coming to London 
in disguise and acting Juliet. 5-35597 


251 Wilde, Oscar Fingall O'F. W. 

Lord Arthur Savile's crime; The portrait of Mr. W. H., and 
other stories. 4th ed. London, Methuen & co., [1909]. 196 p. 

"The portrait of Mr. W. H." turns on the attempt to show by a forged 

portrait that Mr. W. H. of the sonnets was Will Hews, a boy actor of 

Shakespeare's company. The theory is much like the one advanced by Sam- 
uel Butler (72). A 11-1430 


Those who have access to a file of The Architect, London, 
for the years 1874-1876 will find in volumes XII, XIII, and 
XVI, a series of articlles on The Architecture and costume of 
Shakespeare's plays, by Ed. W. Godwin. A detailed reference 
to the pages for each special play will be found in Tolman 
(87, V. 1). The same writer has a series of articles in "The 
Mask." 1908-1910 with the same general title as the articles in 
The Architect. 

252 Ashdown, Emily Jessie, "Mrs. I. H. Ashdown." 

British costume during XIX centuries. New York, Stokes, 
London, T. C. & E. C. Jack, 1910. Z76 p. illus. 24cm. $4.50 

"The author, a lecturer on medieval costumes, and adviser for pageants, 
frequently indicates how various garments were cut and made. The ten color 
plates are from photographs of modern reproductions of costumes, and of the 
various black and white illustrations many are from Fairholt's Costume in 
England. Probably the most reliable book on the subject, especially as to 
medieval costume. Glossary." A. L. A. Booklist, v. 7: 184. 10-25109 

253 Calthrop, Dion Clayton. 

English costume. London, A. and C. Black, 1906. 4 v. 
illus. 23cm. 

Contents. — I. Early English. II. Middle Ages. III. Tudor and 
Stuart. IV. Georgian. 

An extensive work along historical lines. Volume III is of special interest 
in connection with Shakespeare. 6-32380 

254 Rhead, George Woolliscroft. 

Chats on costufne; with 117 illustrations, including 35 line 
drawings, by the author. London, T. F. Unwin, 1906. 304 p. 
20;^cm. $2.00. 5/. 

"A delightful book beginning with a general survey of the subject and 
following with brief accounts of the development and history of the tunic, 
mantle, doublet and hose, kirtle or petticoat, crinoline, collars and cuffs, hats, 
caps and bonnets, dressing of the hair, mustachios and beard, and boots, shoes 
and other coverings of the feet. The illustrations are good." A. L. A. 
Booklist, v. 3: 127. W 7-41 

255 Stone, Melicent. 

The Bankside costume book for children; written and illus- 
trated by Melicent Stone. London, W. Gardner, Darton & co., 
ltd.. [1913]. 173 p. illus. 17cm. 

This little book presents the whole subject in a clear, concise manner. 


It covers all the plays (21) suitable for production by young people, arranged 
in historic order by periods, and gives explicit directions with line illustrations 
for cutting and making the garments. There are chapters on armor, jewelry, 
etc., and an ecclesiastical and legal dress. 14-13977 


256 Bates, Esther Willard. 

Pageants and pageantry. With an introduction by William 
Orr. Boston, Ginn and co., [1912]. 294 p. 20cm. $1.25. 

Bibliography: p. 281-287. 

"These five pageants — Roman, medieval, colonial, one of the myths and 
one of letters — are composed by the author and are mainly suitable for high 
school students. She summarizes her considerable experience in her intro- 
duction and first chapter, giving a historical sketch of pageantry, and dis- 
cussing the selection of a theme for a pageant, and its organization, text, 
staging and costuming. Illustrations, bibliography and index." A. L. A. 
Booklist, V. 9: 52. 12-18803 

257 Chubb, Percival. 

Festivals and plays in schools and elsewhere, by Percival 
Chubb, former director of festivals in the Ethical culture school, 
New York, and his associates of the school staff. New York, 
Harper & bros., 1912. 402 p. 20^ cm. $2.00. 

"General bibliography:" p. 355-358; "Festival music bibliography:" 
p. 359-390; "Costume bibliography:" p. 391-392. 12-18545 

One of the best books on the subject, being based on actual experience 
by Mr. Chubb and his colleagues who contribute the sections on music, art, 
costuming, dancing, and the first steps in the development of festivals and 
dramatic activities. The Appendix contains specimen programmes, diagrams 
of color schemes for costumes and specimens of grade work. 

258 Craig, Mrs. Anne Abbot T. 

The dramatic festival: a consideration of the lyrical method 
as a factor in preparatory education. With a foreword by Per- 
cival Chubb... and an introduction by Peter W. Dykema. New 
York, G. P. Putnam's sons, 1912. 363 p. 19cm. $1.25. 

"This work combines some of the features of both Chubb's and Need- 
ham's books, though, unlike them, it is not based on experience in school 
work and is therefore more theoretical than cither. Part 1 discusses the 
organization and administration of a department for folk-plays in schools and 
playgrounds, with classed bibliograi)hy (15 p.); part 2. the presentation of 
plays in the primary, intermediate and final preparatory period. Six plays 
are given. Second to Chubb in value for the teacher." A. L. A. Booklist, 
V. 9: 55. 12-20806 

259 Davol, Ralph. 

A handbook of American pageantry. Taunton, Mass., Davol 
publishing CO., [1914]. 236 p. 17Hx25^cm. $2.50. 

"Written by a newspaper correspondent who, after covering a number 
of these community festivals in various states, records his observations on the 
philosophy and psychology of the pageant, something of its structural com- 
position, and rather detailed suggestions for presentation. The 115 illustra- 
tions from photographs of pageants are specially attractive." A. L. A. 
Booklist, V. 11 : 353. 15-4233 


260 Drama league of America. 

Shakespeare festival; in honor of the poet's birthday, April 
23, 1912, Lincoln park, Chicago. Chicago, R. F. Seymour co., 
[1912]. yi p. 24cm. 

Gives an outline description of the various groups in the procession, indi- 
cating the characters represented, followed by an outline of exercises at the 
Shakespeare statue. 15-3173 

261 Mackay, Constance D'Arcy. 

How to produce children's plays. New York, H. Holt and 
do., 1915. 151 p. 19'^cm. $1.20. 


262 Mackay, Constance D'Arcy. 

Patriotic plays and pageants for young people. New York, 
H. Holt and co., 1912. 223 p. 19Hcm. $1.35. 

"Contains three pageants, two of patriots (one for indoor and one for 
outdoor), and a Hawthorne pageant, and eight one-act plays: (not Shakes- 
peare's) . . . Directions are given for costumes, dances and music." A. L. A. 
Booklist, v. 9: 41. 12-9418 

263 Needham, Mrs. Mary Master. 

Folk festivals, their growth, and how to give them. New 
York, B. W. Huebsch, 1912. 244 p. 193^cm. $1.25. 

"References:" p. 240-244. 

"This work, based largely on the author's experience, has less practical 
and — to the teacher in the country and small town — more inspirational value 
than Chubb. She points out clearly, with apt illustration, the educational 
uses of the festival and the need for it in our national life, defines its spirit, 
gives its historical setting, and in its chapters on 'Choice of subject' and 
'Use of festivals in connection with playgrounds and schools' makes definite 
suggestions for the teacher. The arrangement of material could perhaps have 
been improved. Beyond the fact that both point out the festival's value, there 
is little duplication in the two books and their method of approach is wholly 
different." A. L. A. Booklist, v. 9: 21. 12-18802 


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the letter p. precedes the number. 

Abbott, E. A. . 

Ainger, A 

Albright, V. E. 
Aldrich. T. B. . 
Allen. J. W. . 
Allibone, S. A. 

.. 4 

Arnold, C p. 18 

Ashdown, E. J 252 

Ashe, T 134 

Baker, G. P 115, 116, 166 

Bartlett, J p. 18, 98 

Bates, E. W 256 

Beaumont, F p. 26, 115-119 

Beeching, H. C 71, 195 

Bennett, J 226, 234 

Black, E. C 20 

Black. W 227 

Blades, W 192 

Bloom, J. H 176 

Boas, F. S 102 

Bohn, H. G 4 

Booth, L 32 

Boswell, J 55 

Boswell-Stone, W. G 100 

Bradley, A. C 129 

Bradley, H 116 

Bramston, M , 228 

Brandes, G. M. C 148 

Brink, B. A. K. T 130 

Brorae, R 116 

Brooke, C. F. T 12, 76, 103 

Brooke, S. A ' 131, 132 

Browne, G 81 

Browne. G. H 89 

Bucknill. J. C 184 

Bullen. A. H 68, p. 26 

Burgess, W 173 

Butler, S 72 

Calthrop, D. C 253 

Campbell, L 133 

Capell. E 49, 147 

Chancellor, L. B 229 

Chapman, G 115-119 

Chubb, P 257 

Clark. W. G 7. 8, 13, 62 

Clarke, H. A 22, 85, 214, 215, 217 

Clarke. H. B 116 

Clarke, M. C p. 18, IT, 99 

Coleridge, S. T 134 

Collier, J. P 58 101, p. 39 

Collins, J. C 135 

Comstock, H. T 230 

Condell, H 5, 147 

Corson, H p. 20 

Cowling, G. H 219 

Craig, A. A. T 258 

Craig, W. J ..9, 14 

Craik, G, L 90 

CunliflFe, J. W 12, 116 

Cunliffe, R. J 91 

Curling, H 231 

Darton, F. J. H 21 

Davol, R 259 

Day, J 118 

Dekker, T 116, 118, 119 

Delius, N 10, 65 

Dodd, W p. 18 

Douce, F 31 

Dowden, E 14, 11, p. 20, 116, 136 

Drama league of America... p. 5. 260 

Durham. W. H 84 

Dyce, A 59, 92 

Eaton, T. R 174 

Edwardes, M 93 

Edwards, E 222 

Ellacombe, H. N 171, 177 

Elson, L. C 220 

Elton, C. 1 149 

Field, N 118 

Figgis, D 150 

Fiske, J p. 40 


Fleay, F. G 105, 106, 151 

Fleming, W. H 82, 137 

Fletcher, J p. 26, 115-119 

Fliigel, E 116 

Folkard, C 19 

Ford, J 115, 118, 119 

Foster, J 94 

Furness, H. II 16, 64 

Furnivall, F. J... 10, 65, 154, 197, 216 

Garnett, R 232 

Gascoigne, G , 115 

Gervinus, G. G 138 

Gibson, J. P. S. R 181 

Gildersleeve, V. C 209 

Gildon, C 43 

Glover, J 62 

Godwin, E. W p. 48 

Goll, A 180 

GoUancz, 1 8, 17, 18, 28, p. 23 

Greene, R p. 26, 116, 118, 119 

Greenhill, J 216 

Greet, B 26 

Grindon. L. H 178 

Guerber, H. A 78 

Gummere, F. R 116 

Hales, J. W 112 

Halliwell-Phillipps, J. 34, 153 

Hanmer, Sir T 46, 147 

Hardy, T. M 28 

Harris, F 152 

Harrison, W 197 

Harrison, W. A 216 

Hartmann, S 165 

Hazlitt, W 139 

Hazlitt, W. C 101 

Heard, F. F 186 

Heine, H 140 

Heminge, J 5, 147 

Henneman, J. B 24 

Herford, C. H 12, p. ^, \\^ 

Heywood, J 116 

Heywood, T 118, 119 

Hoffman. A. S 79 

Holinshed. R 100 

Howells, W. D 202 

Hubbard, J. M 2 

Hudson, H. N 20, 58a, 141 

Hutton, W. H 203 

Ingleby, C. M p. 27, 154 

Ireland. W. IT p. 39 

Irving, Sir H 66 

Jaggard, W 3 

Jameson, A. B 142 

Jenks, T 155 

Johnson, C. F 120 

Johnson, S 48, 50, 52, 53, 54, 147 

Johnson, B p. 26, 115-119 

Jusserand, J. A. A. J 121 

Kinnear, B. G p. 27 

Klein, D 143 

Knapp, A. M 2 

Kyd, T p. 26, 119 

Lamb, C 28, 80 

Lamb, M 28, 80 

Landor, W. S , . .233 

Lang, A 196 

Lange, A. F 116 

Lanier, S 107 

Lee, Sir S....35, 69, 81, 122, 156, 204 

Lloyd, W. W 56 

Lounsbury, T. R 123-125 

Lowndes, W. T , 4 

Lucas, E. V 80 

Luce, M 83 

Liitkenhaus, A. M 234 

Lyly, J p. 26, 116, 119 

Mabie, H. W 157 

Mac Callum, M. W 144 

Mac Cracken, H. N. 12, 84 

Macdonald, W 80 

Mac Donald, W 217 

Mackay, C. D 261, 262 

Macleod, M 81 

McMahan, A, B 235, 236 

Madden, D. H 194 

Malone, E 50, 51, 55, 147 

Manly, J. M 116 

Marlowe, C p. 26, 1,17, 118, 119 

Marshall, B. . : 237 

Marshall, F. A 66 

Marston, J p. 26, 119 

Martin, H. S. F 145 

Massinger, P 116-119 

Masson, D 158 

Matthews, J. B 116,167 

Middleton, T p. 26, 115-119 

Morgan, A 67, 70 

Moulton, R. G 168, 169 

Moyes, J 1 8& 


Munn. M. C 238 

Munro, J 154 

Naylor, E. W 221, 223 

Needham, M. M 263 

Neilson, W. A 11, 21 

Norris, J. P p. 35 

North, Sir T p. 23 

Noyes, A 239 

Nutt. A. T 182 

Onions, C. T 95 

Ordish, T. F 206 

Palmer, G. H 75 

Payn, J 240 

Peek, G p. 26, 116, 119 

Peers, E. A 185 

Perkins, L. F 29 

Phelps, C. E 187 

Phipson, E 190 

Pierce, F. E 84 

Plutarch p. 23 

Pollard, A. W 5, 116 

Pope, A 44, 147 

Porter, C ...22, 85 

Porter, H 116 

Porter, T. H 241 

Price, N. M 80 

Quiller-Couch, A. T 242 

Rackham. A 80 

RaleiRh, Sir W. A 159 

Reed, 1 50, 53, 54, 147 

Rhead, G. W 254 

Robertson, J. M 108 

Roffe. A 218 

Rolfe, W. J 23, 63, 90, 160, 161 

Root, R. K 179 

Rowe. N 43, 147 

Rowley, W 116 

Rushton, W. L 172, 188 

Sarrazin, G 96 

Saward, W. M 243 

Schelling, F. E 109-111, 117 

Schmidt, A 96 

Scott, Sir W 244 

Seajfer, H. W 191 

Seccombe, T 112 

Sewell. G 44 

Shaw, G. P. 245 

Shelley, H. C 205 

Shirley, J 116, 118, 119 

Singer, S. W 56 

Skeat, W. W p. 23 

Smeaton. W. II. 162 

Smith, L. T 164 

Smith, M. C 246 

Smithson. G. A 116 

Snaith, J. C 247 

Spielman, M. II p. 35 

Staunton, II 33,61 

Steevens, G 50, 53, 54, 147 

Stephens, R. N 248 

Stephenson, H. T 86, 193, 207 

Sterling, S. H. 249,250 

Stevenson, W 116 

Stewart. C. D 97 

Stone, M 255 

Stopes, C. C 197, 199,210 

Swinburne, A. C 14 

Symonds, J. A 113 

Tedder, H. R 6 

Theobald, L 45, 147 

Thiselton-Dyer, T. F 183 

Thorndike, A. H 21 

Tolman, A. H 87 

Tourneur, Cyril 117,118 

Trent, W. P 24 

Tyler, T 74 

Udall. N 116 

Valpy, A. J 57 

Vickery, W 70 

Vincent, C. J 224 

Wallace, C. W 163, 164, 211-213 

Waller, A. R 104 

Warburton, W 47, 147 

Ward, Sir A. W 104, 114, 116 

Warde. F. B 126 

Warner, B. E 146. 147 

Warner, C. D 200 

Webster, J 115, 117-119 

Wells, B. J 24 

Wendell. B 170 

Whall, W. .B 193 

White, R. G 24, 60, p. 40 

Wilde, 251 

Winter, W 127, 128, 201 

Woodberry, G. E 116 

Wordsworth, C 175 

Wright, W. A 7, 8, 13, 25, 62 



The numbers refer to the items, where it was necessary to refer to 
the page the letter p. precedes the number. 

Actor, S. as 167 

Actors 126-128, 165, 167 

^^schylus and S 133 

Agriculture 149 

All's well that ends well : 

Costume and scenery p. 48 

Criticism 56 

Date of composition 17 

Duration of action 17 

Sources 101 

Stage history 66 

Study 82, 83 

Technique 167 

Allusions to S 149, 154 

Amusements 198 

See also Sports. 

Angling 171, 194 

Animal-lore 190, 191 

Anthony and Cleopatra 16 

Bibliography 16, 82 

Costume 16, p.48 

Criticism 16, 144 

Date of composition 16 

Duration of action 16, 17 

Sources 16, 101, 144 

Stage history 12, 66 

Study 82, 83, 85 

Technique 167 

Apocrypha p.l8, 76, 104 

Archery 172 

Arden of Feversham P-19, 76 

As you like it 16 

BibHography 16, 82 

Children's edition 26, 28 

Costume 16, 26, p.48 

Criticism 16, 131, 184 

Duration of action 16, 17 

Music 16 

Sources 16, 101 

Stage history 16, 66, 128 

Study 82, 83, 85 

Technique 167 

Audiences, Elizabethan. . 122, 167, 200 

Autographs 156 

Bibliography 6 


135, 156, p.40, 195, 196, 202 

Bibliography 6 

Bankside restoration of Shake- 
speare 70 

Bankside Shakespeare 67 

Bear-baiting 194 

Bear Garden 212 

Beaumont and Fletcher 

104, 116, 118, 139 

Beauties of S p.l8 

Bible 173-175 

Bibliography. 1-6, 16, 21, 87, 103, 

104, 120, 150, 155, 156, 160, 162 

Biographies 10, 21, 148-164 

Bibliography 6 

Biographies for children 155, 161 

Birds 190 

Birth 149 

See also Biographies. 

Birth of Merlin 76 

Blackfriars 149, 211 

Botany 176-178 

Brome, R 116 

Burbages 210 

Cambridge edition 25 

Cambridge poets (Neilson) edi- 
tion p.9, 11 

Censorship 209 

Chapman, G 104, 116, 118, 139 

Characters, Criticism of 

102, 136, 139, 141, 148 

Index of 8 

Children of the Chapel Royal.. 

104, 149, 211 

Children of the Revels to the 

Queen 149 


Children's adaptations 26-29 

Costuming 25b 

Staging 261 

Chronicle plays : 
See Histories. 

Classical Elizabethan dramas.. 

103, 104, 109 

Bibliography 103, 109 

Classical knowledge of S....133, 135 

Classical mythology 179 

Cobham, Lord, Sir John Old- 
castle 40, 42, 76 

Collaboration 109, 167 

Collier, J. P 156 

Bibliography 6 

Comedies 166, 167 

Comedy of errors : 

Bibliography 87 

Children's edition 26 

Costume 26, p.48 

Criticism 184 

Date of composition 17 

Duration of action 17 

Sources 101 

Stage history 66 

Study 83, 85, 87 

Technique 167 

Comic dramatist, S. as a 116 

Concordances 98-99 

Bibliogi^phy 6 

Contemporaries of S 115-119 

Coriolanus : 

Costume p.48 

Criticism 131,144 

Date of composition 17 

Duration of action 17 

Sources 101, 144 

Stage history 12, 66 

Study 83, 85 

Technique 167 

Costumes 16, 252-255 

Glossary 252 

Country life 194.198 

Criminals 180 

Criticism 56, 120, 129, 147, 148 

Bibliography 1, 2, 6, 120 

Criticism, Elizabethan 143 

Critics of S 120 

Cymbeline 16 

Bibliography 16, 82 

Children's edition 28 

Costume p.48 

Criticism 16 

Sources 16, 101 

Stage history 12, 66 

Study 82,83,85 

Technique 167 

Dates and order of the plays. . 

10, 130, 158 

Death and burial 149 

Deer-stealing legend 149, 233 

Dekker, T 104, 116, 118, 139 

Descendants : 

See Family, 
Dictionaries : 

See Lexicons. 

Documents relating to S 

153. 163, 164, 210-213 

Dogs 149 

Domestic drama 103, 109, 113 

Bibliography 109 

Domestic life : 

See Manners and customs. 
Drama, History of 102-114 

Bibliography 6 

Dramas, List of Elizabethan.... 109 

List of historical 110 

Dramas based on the life of S. . 

232-234, 238, 243, 245, 249 

Dramatic art and development. . 

84, 102 

130, 136, 137, 150, 156, 166-170 
Dramatic unities 123 

Edition, Selection of an p.8 

Editions, Notable 30-70 

Editions, One volume 7-12 

Education of S 160, 161 

Edward III 10, p.l9, 76 

Elizabethan literature 

102, 104. 112, 114 

Playgoers 122, 167, 200, 207 

Sonnets 107, 156 


84, 86, 104, 106, 107, 109. 

113, 150, 156, 166. 167, 207-213 

Bibliography 109, 208, 209 

England, Elizabethan 197-201 

Ethics of S 169 

Eversley edition 19 

Expurgated editions 20,23 


Fair Em 76 

Fairy-lore 181-183 

Falconry 194 

Family 149, 156 

Bibliography 6 

Festivals, Shakespearean. ... 161, 260 

Dramatic 257, 258, 260, 263 

Folk 263 

Fiction : 

See Novels; Short stories. 

First folio edition 22 

First variorum edition 53 

Fish mentioned by S. List of. .. . 171 

Flora of S 177, 178 

Folios and reprints 30-40 

Folios, Census of 35 

Description of 3-5 

Folk-lore 181-183 

Fools : 

See Jesters. 

Ford, J 104, 118, 139 

Forgeries 58, 122, 156, p.39 

Bibliography 6 

Fortune theatre 166, 212 

France, S. in 104, 121, 122, 124 

Bibliography 6 

Friendly edition 23 

Gardening 176-178 

Genealogy 149, 156 

Bibliography 6 

Germany, S. in 104, 151 

Bibliography 6 

Globe edition p.8, 7, 62 

Globe text : 

See Standard text. 
Globe theatre 210 

Sec also Theatre, Elizabethan. 
Glossaries 7-9, 11, 13-15, 17, 18 

Sec also Lexicons. 

Grammar 87-90, 135 

Grant White edition 24,60 

Greene, R 102, 104, 113, 116, 118 

H., Mr. W 156 

See also Sonnets. 

Hamlet 16, 107 

Bibliography 16, 82 

Costume 16, p.48 

Criticism 16, 129, 132, 133, 136 

Date of composition 16 

Duration of action 16 

Sources 16, 101 

Stage history 12, 66, 127 

Study ;...82, 83, 85, .86 

Technique 167 

Harvard edition 58a 

Hawking 194 

Henry IV, parts 1 and 2 : 

Bibliography 82 

Costume p.48 

Criticism 132, 146, 187 

Date of composition 17 

Duration of action 17 

Sources 100 

Stage history 12, 66 

Study 82, 83 

Technique 167 

Henry V: 

Bibliography 82 

Costume p.48 

Criticism 132, 146 

Date of composition 17 

Duration of action 17 

Sources 100, 101 

Stage history 12, 66 

Study 82, 83, 86 

Technique 167 

Henry VI, parts 1-3 : 

Bibliography 87 

Costume p.48 

Criticism 146 

Date of composition 17 

Duration of action 17 

Sources 100, 101 

Stage history 66 

Study 87 

Technique 167 

Henry VIII: 

Authorship 17 

Costume p.48 

Criticism 146 

Date of composition 17 

Duration of action 17 

Sources 100 

Stage history 66, 127 

Technique 167 

Herbert, Mr. William 156 

See also Sonnets. 

Heroines : 
See Women. 


Hews, Will 72, 156, 251 

See also Sonnets. 

Heywood, J 116 

Heywood, T 104, 118, 139 

Historical plays 100, 136 

Histories. 103, 109, 110. 113, 166, 167 

Bibliography 103, 109 

Holinshed and S 135 

Horses 194 

Hudson edition 20 

Hunting 194 

Illustrations 165 

Bibliography 6 

Insanity 184, 185 

Bibliography 185 

Insects 190 

Interludes 103, 104, 109, 113 

Bibliography 103, 109 

International edition p. 9, 8 

Ireland, W. H 156 

Bibliography 6 

Jesters 126 

Jonson, Ben 104, 116, 118, 139 

Jubilees 156, 260 

Bibliography 6 

Julius Caesar 16, 90 

Bibliography 16, 82 

Characters 16 

Children's edition 26 

Costume and scenery. .. .26, p.48 

Criticism 16. 132, 137, 144 

Date of composition 16 

Duration of action 16, 17 

Sources 16, 101, 144 

Stage history 12, 16, 66, 128 

Study 82, 83, 85, 86 

Technique 167, 168 

King John : 

Bibliography 82 

Costume p.48 

Criticism 132, 146, 184 

Date of composition 17 

Duration of action 17 

Sources 100, 101 

Stage history 66 

Study 82, 83 

Technique 167 

King Lear 16 

Bibliography 16, 82 

Costume 16, p.48 

Criticism. 16, 129, 132, 133, 136, 184 

Date of composition 16 

Duration of action 16, 17 

Sources 16, 101 

Stage history 12, 66, 128 

Study 82, 83, 85, 86 

Technique 167, 168 

Kyd, T 102, 104 

Language 88-99 

Bibliography 6, 87 

Legal knowledge 135, 186-188 

Leopold edition 10 

Lexicons *l-97 

Locrine, The Tragedy of. 40, 42, 76 

Lodge, T 104, 113 

London, Elizabethan 

84, 86, 149, 206-213 

London prodigal 40. 42, 76 

London road 149 

London theatres : 

See Theatres, Elizabethan. 

Love's labour's lost 16 

Bibliography 16, 82, 87 

Costume 16, p.48 

Criticism 16 

Date of composition 16 

Duration of action 16, 17 

Sources 16, 101 

Stage history 66 

Study 82, 83, 85, 87 

Technique 167 

Love's labour's won 16 (v. 12) 

See also Much ado about nothing. 
Lyly, J 102, 104, 113, 116, 139 

Macbeth 16 

Bibliography 16, 82 

Children's edition 28 

Costume 16, p.48 


...16, 129, 131, 133, 136-139, 184 

Date of composition 16 

Duration of action 16, 17 

Sources 16. 100, 101 

Stage history 12, 66, 127 

Study 82, 83, 85, 86 

Technique 167, 168 

Madness 184, 185 


Manners and customs 107, 198 

Marlowe, C...102, 104, 113, 118, 139 

Marriage 149 

See also Biographies. 

Marston, J 104, 116, 139 

Masques 104, 109, 113, 114 

Bibliography 109 

Massinger, P 104, 116, 118, 139 

Master of the revels 209 

Measure for measure : 

Costume p.48 

Criticism 132 

Date of composition 17 

Duration of action 17 

Sources 101 

Stage history 66 

Technique 167 

Medicine 107, 189 

Memorials 122, 156, 165 

Merchant of Venice 16 

BibHography 16, 82 

Children's edition 26, 28 

Costume and scenery. .. 16, 26, p.48 

Criticism 16, 131, 137 

Date of composition 16 

Duration of action 16, 17 

Sources 16, 101 

Stage history 12, 66, 127 

Study 82, 83, 85, 86 

Technique 167, 168 

Mermaid Tavern, Tales of the... 239 

Merry devil of Edmonton 

p.l9, 76, 116 

Merry wives of Windsor : 

Costume p.48 

Criticism 56, 134, 139 

Date of composition 17 

Duration of action 17 

Sources 101 

Stage history 66 

Study 83, 85 

Technique 167 

Metre table of the plays 10 

Metrical tests 107, 162 

Table of 162 

Middleton, T 104, 116, 118, 139 

Midsummer night's dream.... 16, 107 

Bibliography 1 6, 82, 87 

Children's edition 26, 28, 29 

Costume 16, 26, p.48 

Criticism 16, 131 

Date of composition 16 

Duration of action 16 

Sources 16, 101 

Stage history 12, 66 

Study 82, 83, 85, 87 

Technique 167 

Miracle plays 103, 104, 109, 113 

Bibliography 103, 109 

Mr. W. H. 

See H., Mr. W. 

Modern performances. . 122, 127, 128 

Montaigne and S 135 

MoraHties 103, 104, 109, 113 

Bibliography 103, 109 

More, Sir Thomas 76 

Mucedorus 76 

Much ado about nothing 16 

Bibliography 16, 82 

Children's edition 28 

Costume 16, p.48 

Criticism 16, 132 

Date of composition 16 

Duration of action 16, 17 

Sources 16, 101 

Stage history 12, 66 

Study 82, 83, 85 

Technique 167 

Music 107, 214-224 

BibHography 6, 214-218 

Mysteries 103, 104, 109,113 

Bibliography 109 

Nash, T 104, 113 

Natural history 149, 190,191 

Nautical terms 193 

N"eilson text 11, 21 

Novels based on the life of S... 


237, 240, 241, 244, 246-248, 250 

Dldcastle, Sir John, Lord Cob- 
ham 40, 42, 76 

Operas based on S 214 

Othello 16 

BibHography 16, 82 

Color of Othello 16 

Costume 16, p.48 

Criticism. 16, 129, 132, 133, 136-139 

Date of composition 16 

Duration of action 16, 17 

Sources 16. 101 


Stage history 12, 66, 127 

Study 82, 83, 85 

Technique 167 

Oxford edition p.9, 9, 14 

Pageants 256-263 

Bibliography 258 

Pastoral dramas 103, 109 

Bibliography 109 

Patriotism of S 122 

Patrons of S 156 

Peele, G 102, 104, 113, 116 

Pembroke, Earl of 156 

See also Sonnets. 

Pepys and S 122 

Pericles, Prince of Tyre : 

Costume p.48 

Date of composition 17 

Duration of action 17 

Stage history 66 

Technique 167 

Periodicals devoted to S, Bib- 
liography 6 

Philosophy of S 

83, 122, 135, 168, 169 

Plant-lore 176-178 

Plots, Outlines of 78 

Schemes of 169 

Study of 137, 166 

Poems p.l7, 84, 87, 104 

Bibliography 87, 104 

Pope-Theobald controversy 125 

Porter, H 116 

Portraits 68, 156, p.35, 165 

Bibliography 6, p. 35 

Posthumous reputation 

120-128, 149, 154, 156 

Printing 192 

Elizabethan 5, 156 

Pronunciation 60, 82, 107 

Prose of S 135 

Proverbs p. 18 

Pseudo-Shakespearean plays : 
See Apocrypha. 

Puritan opposition 209 

Puritan widow 40, 42, 76 

Quartos, Census of 5 

Description of 3-5 

Quotations p. 18 

Bibliography 6 

Readings 28 

Bibliography 6 

Red Bull theatre 212 

Religion of S 135, 173-175 

Bibliography 6 

Reptiles 190 

Richard II: 

Bibliography 82 

Costume p.48 

Criticism 131, 146 

Date of composition 17 

Duration of action 17 

Sources 100 

Stage history 12, 66 

Study 82, 83, 86 

Technique 167 

Richard III 16 

Bibliography 16,82, 87 

Character 16 

Costume 16, p.48 

Criticism 16, 131,146 

Date of composition 16 

Duration of action 16, 17 

Sources 16, 100, 101 

Stage history 66, 127 

Study 82, 83, 86, 87 

Technique 167, 168 

Riverside edition , . 60 

Roman plays p.23, 136, 144 

Romeo and Juliet 16 

Bibliography 16, 82 

Children's edition 28 

Costume 16, p.48 

Criticism 16, 131,136 

Date of composition 16 

Duration of action 16, 17 

Sources 16, 101 

Stage history 12, 66, 128 

Study 82, 83, 85, 86 

Technique 167 

Rowley, W 104, 116 

Royal edition 10 

Scenery p.48 

School editions p.9 

Sea 113 

Second variorum edition 54 

Selections p. 18 

Bibliography 6 

Shakespeare society 4 

Shirley, J 104, 116, 118 


Short stories based on the life 

of S 225, 235, 236, 242, 251 

Sir John Oldcastle, Lord Cob- 
ham 40, 42, 76 

Sir Thomas More 76 

Societies, Bibhography 6, 87 

Songs (music) 28,219-224 

Bibliography 215-217 

Sonnet sequences p. 17, 156 

Sonnets p.l7, 71-75, 84, 104, 156 

Sophocles and S 133, 135 

Southampton, Earl of 156 

Sources of the plots. . .p.23, 100, 101 

Bibliography 6 

Special knowledge of S 171-194 

Bibliography 6 

Sports 149, 161, 194 

Spurious plays : 
See Apocrypha. 

Standard text 7, 8, 13, 17 

Stevenson, W 116 

Stratford-upon-Avon 149, 202-205 

Bibliography 6 

Study of the plays 82-87 

Assignment of characters 82 

Collateral reading 82, 87 

Programs 82, 85 

Questions for discussion. . .85, 87 
Supernatural 107, 181-183 

Tableaux 21 

Tales from Shakespeare 77-81 

Taming of the shrew : 

Bibliography 82 

Costume p.48 

Criticism 56, 184 

Date of composition 17 

Duration of action 17 

Sources 101 

Stage history 66, 128 

Study 82, 83, 85, 86 

Technique 167 

Tempest 16 

Bibliography 16, 82 

Children's edition 26, 28 

Costume 16, 26, p.48 

Criticism 16, 107, 131 

Date of composition 16 

Duration of action 16, 17 

Sources 16, 101 

Stage history 12, 66, 149 I 

Study ..82, 83, 85, 86. 

Technique 167,168 

Temple dramatists p. 19 

Temple edition p.9, 17, 18 

Text 25, 97, 104, p.27, 125 

See also Editions, Notable. 

Theatre, The 213 


84, 86, 104, 106, 107, 109, 
113, 150, 156, 166, 167, 207-213 

Bibliography 109, 208,209 

Third variorum edition 55 

Thomas, Lord Cromwell. 2, 40, 42, 76 

Thorpe, T 156 

Time duration 10, 14, 16-18, 162 

Timon of Athens : 

Costume p.48 

Criticism 184 

Date of composition 17 

Duration of action 17 

Sources 101 

Stage history 66 

Technique 167 

Titus Andronicus : 

Costume p.48 

Date of composition 17 

Duration of action 17 

Stage history 66 

Technique 167 

Tourneur, C. 104, 118 

Tragedies 129, 144,166 

Translations 16 

Bibliography 1, 6 

Troilus and Cressida : 

Costume p.48 

Date of composition 17 

Duration of action 17 

Stage history 66 

Technique 167 

Tudor edition 21 

Twelfth night 16 

Bibliography 16, 82 

Children's edition • 28 

Costume 16. p.48 

Criticism 16, 132, 137, 184 

Date of composition 16 

Duration of action 16, 17 

Sources 16, 101 * 

Stage history 12, 66, 128 

Study 82, 83, 85 

Technique 167 


Two gentlemen of Verona : 

Bibliography 87 

Costume p.48 

Date of composition 17 

Duration of action 17 

Sources 101 

Stage history 66 

Study 83, 85, 87 

Technique 167 

Two noble kinsmen 10, p. 19, 76 

Authorship p. 19 

Characterization p. 19 

Technique 167 

Udall, N 116 

University plays... 101, 104, 107, 109 
Bibliography 109 

Variorum editions 16, 53-55 

Verse tests : 

See Metrical tests. 

Versification 87-89 

Victoria edition 13 

Voltaire and S 121, 124 

Wallace documents. 163. 164, 211-213 

War of the theatres 109 

Bibliography 109 

Warwickshire 149 

Webster, J 104, 118, 139 

White, R. G.: 

See Grant White edition. 

Will and bequests 149 

Winter's tale 16 

Bibliography 16, 82 

Children's edition 28 

Costume and scenery 16, p.48 

Criticism 16, 131 

Date of composition 16 

Duration of action 16, 17 

Sources 16, 101 

Stage history 12, 66 

Study 82, 83, 85 

Technique 167 

Women 77, 139, 140, 142, 145 

Yorkshire tragedy 40, 42, 76 








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