The Two Gentleman of Verona, by William Shakespeare, Limited Editions Club (1939)

The Two Gentleman of Verona is one of William Shakespeare’s earlier plays (some say the first) and critically among the least well regarded.  It is thought to have been written in the early 1590’s and was first printed in the folio of 1623. The play explores themes of love, friendship, treachery and highlights the irrationality and often absurd behavior of lovers. The play mixes blank … Continue reading The Two Gentleman of Verona, by William Shakespeare, Limited Editions Club (1939)

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)