"Man Clasping Hand from a Cloud” (possibly William Shakespeare). 1588. Miniature by Nicholas Hilliard (1547-1619).
Image from the Bridgeman Library via Credo Reference.
Duluth is celebrating Shakespeare as the First Folio tour visits our town for the month of October. For a complete list of activities, visit First Folio Duluth.
The complete Arkangel Shakespeare contains fully dramatised unabridged recordings of all of Shakespeares 38 plays. Each play is recorded by noted actors, many of whom were trained at the Royal Shakespeare Company, such as Simon Russell Beale, Joseph Fiennes, David Tennant, Niamh Cusack and Sir John Gielgud and includes sound effects and music to bring the plays further to life.
Wm. Shakespeare. [Copy of anonymous portrait in Hampton Court by German artist Louis Coblitz, 1814-83]. Find more portraits at Art Museum Image Gallery.
The CSS Library now offers you streaming video access to all 37 of Shakespeare's plays. Produced by the BBC and Time-Life films, these productions feature some of Britain's greatest actors.
“Shakespeare with his Family, at Stratford, Reciting the Tragedy Hamlet” [stipple engraving & etching] by the Belgian artist Edouard Jean Conrad Hamman (1819-88). Find more engravings at Credo Reference.
NAXOS offers streaming classical & period music. Who can resist the Elizabethan lutenist John Dowland that Sting paid homage to in his 2006 CD Songs from the Labyrinth? ("Man with Lute, by Peter Paul Rubens, 1577-1640. Oil. Find more paintings at Art Museum Image Gallery).