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Anderson, Mary

Anderson, Mary (1858–1940)   Reference library

Richard Foulkes

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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who made her debut in 1875 at Louisville, aged 16, as Juliet, a role to which her natural gifts of

Anne Hathaway’s Cottage

Anne Hathaway’s Cottage   Reference library

Robert Bearman

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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(Hewland) is a timber-framed and thatched building in Shottery, a hamlet within the parish of Stratford-upon-Avon but just over a

Antony and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra   Reference library

Michael Dobson and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Extravagantly fluid in language and structure alike, Antony and Cleopatra marks a major stylistic departure from its immediate predecessors King

Armin, Robert

Armin, Robert (1568–1615)   Reference library

Gabriel Egan

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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in the Chamberlain’s/King’s Men. William *Kempe left the Chamberlain’s Men in 1599 and was replaced by Armin, a successful

arms, Shakespeare’s coat of

arms, Shakespeare’s coat of   Reference library

Stanley Wells

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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In 1596 John Shakespeare, or perhaps William acting for his father, applied to the College of Heralds for a

Ashcroft, Dame Peggy

Ashcroft, Dame Peggy (1907–91)   Reference library

Michael Jamieson

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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She made her mark as *Desdemona to Paul Robeson’s Othello in London in 1930 and two years later

ballet

ballet   Reference library

Alan Brissenden

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Dancing contributes essentially to at least twelve of Shakespeare’s plays, but late 17th-century semi-operas like The Fairy Queen (1692

Bernhardt, Sarah

Bernhardt, Sarah (1844–1923)   Reference library

Richard Foulkes

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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who, prior to her controversial departure from the Comédie-Française in 1880, had played Cordelia and Desdemona. In 1888 she

Birthplace

Birthplace   Reference library

Robert Bearman

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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the name given to the half-timbered house in Henley Street, Stratford-upon- Avon, acquired, with extensive ground to the rear, by

Boyd, Sir Michael

Boyd, Sir Michael (1955)   Reference library

Michael Dobson and Will Sharpe

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Boyd trained in Moscow, and directed in Glasgow, Sheffield, Coventry, and elsewhere before joining the *Royal Shakespeare Company in

Brook, Peter

Brook, Peter (b. 1925)   Reference library

Dennis Kennedy and Will Sharpe

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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perhaps the most influential theatrical interpreter of Shakespeare in the second half of the 20th century. Barry *Jackson brought

Burbage, Richard

Burbage, Richard (1568–1619)   Reference library

Gabriel Egan

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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the leading actor of Shakespeare’s company, son of playhouse builder James Burbage, and younger brother to Cuthbert Burbage.

Caliban

Caliban   Reference library

Anne Button

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Long before the action of The Tempest begins, Prospero arrives on the island to find its sole inhabitant, the son

Cardenio

Cardenio   Reference library

Michael Dobson

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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The King’s Men were paid for performing a play referred to as Cardenno or Cardenna at court on 20 May

cases

cases   Reference library

Eric Rasmussen

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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large wooden trays divided into compartments used for sorting and storing type. Two cases, positioned one above the other on

Chandos portrait

Chandos portrait   Reference library

Catherine Tite

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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oil on canvas, 552×438 mm, National Portrait Gallery. This celebrated portrait, dated c.1610, is the only likeness of

Cheek by Jowl

Cheek by Jowl   Reference library

Michael Jamieson and Erin Sullivan

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Founded in 1981 by the director Declan Donnellan and the designer Nick Ormerod, this radical, innovative group presents classical

collaboration

collaboration   Reference library

Eric Rasmussen and Will Sharpe

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Nearly half of the plays written for the public theatres during the early modern period were products of joint authorship.

The Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors   Reference library

Michael Dobson, Will Sharpe, and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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According to an eyewitness account, ‘a comedy of errors (like to Plautus his Menaechmus) was played by the players’

Coriolanus

Coriolanus   Reference library

Michael Dobson, Will Sharpe, and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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The last and most uniformly political tragedy in the canon can be dated by a number of topical allusions. Shakespeare’s

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