The Tragedie of King Lear, by William Shakespeare, Janus Press/Theodore Press (1986)

{Ed. Note: Several comments from Claire Van Vliet (in quotation marks) are taken from an interview and article by Candace Page, published in the Burlington Free Press on March 2, 2013.   Ms. Page’s excellent article can be read in its entirety by clicking here.} Claire Van Vliet, now eighty years old, is a master wood-engraver although she also makes prints, drawings and pulp paintings.  She … Continue reading The Tragedie of King Lear, by William Shakespeare, Janus Press/Theodore Press (1986)

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)