Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, Allen Press (1988) and Limited Editions Club (1940)

{Ed. Note: Updated on 1/12/2015 with pictures of the Allen Press Deluxe edition, thanks to Jen Lindsay who was the binder for these special editions.} Romeo and Juliet is, along with Hamlet, the most well known and performed of William Shakespeare‘s plays. Its tragic plot and theme of young love struggling against fate and/or chance is woven into the minds of anyone with even a basic level of familiarization … Continue reading Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, Allen Press (1988) and Limited Editions Club (1940)

The Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies of William Shakespeare, Limited Editions Club (1939/1940)

William Shakespeare. The mere name puts students around the world into a state of fear and grief, sends conspiracy theorists into excited revelry and draws nervous shame from the masses who have never experienced Shakespeare. Yet, for lovers of literature, especially those who have read and re-read Shakespeare after reaching a mature age, hearing his name excites one’s soul while stimulating intellect, recalling scene after … Continue reading The Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies of William Shakespeare, Limited Editions Club (1939/1940)