Shakespeare Society Publications
Location: Microfiche Cabinet 23, Drawer 6
"The Shakespeare Societies' publications are of special interest, not only
because of their very real contribution to nineteenth century scholarship and
criticism, but because of the notoriety which attached itself to John Payne
Collier, a prominent figure in and chief contributor to the original Shakespeare
Society. Collier, along with G. L. Craik, Alexander Dyce, J. N. Halpin, J. O.
Halliwell-Phillips, and others, formed the first Shakespeare Society in
1840....Unfortunately, the Society's achievements were diminished by the
discovery in 1859 that John Payne Collier was a forger and a liar." (A
Catalogue of the Microfiche Collection of the Shakespeare Societies'
Publications.) The collection contains material concerning the
conditions under which Shakespeare and his contemporaries lived and wrote,
material concerning the chronology of the plays, and the reprints of the plays
themselves. There are 48 numbers listed in the Shakespeare Society
Publications, and there are Series I-VIII (Series V was never published)
with 234 numbers published in the New Shakspere Society Publications.
How to search the collection:
All of the Shakespeare Society Publications and New
Shakspere Society Publications are cataloged in
Truman's Library Catalog
and can be searched by author, title, series, keyword or subject. The
Library Catalog record gives the location as Microfiche Cabinet 23, Drawer 6 as
well as the microfiche series number you will need. There is a guide on top of
Cabinet 23 - Robertson, Billie Jo, A Catalogue of the Microfiche Collection
of the Shakespeare Societies' Publications. (Microfiche Cabinet 23, Drawer 6
Guide). This guide lists each publication according to its series number.
Robertson, Billie Jo, A Catalogue of the Microfiche Collection of the
Shakespeare Societies' Publications. (Microfiche Cabinet 23, Drawer 6 Guide)
For more information about this subject in our Library Catalog, check out
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Periodicals.
Time Period: 16th Century 17th Century
Subject keywords: Literature
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