To celebrate the 400th anniversary since the passing of “The Bard” (on 23rd April 1616), we’ve put together some of our favourite images to which his plays have given rise. The artists include William Blake, Henry Fuseli, George Cruikshank, Robert Smirke, and Franz Marc. Enjoy!
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First published in 1912, this is the second edition of what would, by 1976, become a series of thirteen separate, and ever-expanding, versions of a wonderfully illustrated tome detailing every operatic record released by Victor records. …Continued