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Thomas Gainsborough's 1769 portrait of David Garrick with a bust of Shakespeare

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Dedication to David Garrick by the author of The Duenna, contained within the script

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First two pages of Garrick's version of Romeo and Juliet showing the list of dramatis personæ (Garrick and Susannah Cibber starred in this production) and the beginning of Act I Scene I.

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William Hogarth's 1745 painting of David Garrick as Richard III in Act V Scene III of Shakespeare's play. Before the Battle of Bosworth, Richard wakes haunted by the ghosts of those he has murdered.

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Benjamin Wilson's 1753 painting of David Garrick and George Anne Bellamy in "Romeo and Juliet", Act V, Scene iii, depicting Juliet awaking before Romeo's death

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Cropped image of Simon Brett's woodcut imprint of Antiochus' incestuous relationship with his daughter. In this edition, Brett frequenlty uses comic-book style images to imply the "dumbshows" or mime work which would have likely occurred in the…

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A cropped image of the title page for Pericles, Prince of Tyre. The type-faces are Poliphilus and Blado. The title itself is in purple--a thematic color for this particular edition. The light gray lettering in the centre of the spread is…

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A cropped image of Simon Brett's portrait of an aged Pericles with Crispin Elsted's type-set beneath, all on Zerkal paper. Brett carved the image from wood supplied by Barbarian Press. There are a series of these portraits throughout the book to…

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The right page of a two page spread featuring Simon Brett's engraving of Pericles and Marina being reunited with Thaïsa. This is the second version of the woodcut--the first was rejected by Jan Elsted, who thought Pericles' expression could be more…

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The left cropped image of a two page woodcut spread by Simon Brett featuring Thaïsa reuniting with Pericles and Marina. The type-setting was performed by Crispin Elsted. The paper is Zerkal paper.

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An image of Simon Brett's engraving featuring Diana descending upon a slumbering Pericles. The paper is Zerkal paper.

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A cropped image of a two page spread, featuring a portrait of Pericles engraved by Simon Brett. The type-setting was performed by Crispin Elsted. The paper is Zerkal paper.

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A cropped image of a two page spread, featuring Pericles and Thaïsa dancing. The image is printed from an engraving done by Simon Brett. The type-setting was performed by Crispin Elsted. The paper is Zerkal paper.

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A cropped image of the left page from a two page spread, featuring a courtly dance in Pericles, Prince of Tyre. Simon Brett engraved this woodcut. The type-setting was performed by Crispin Elsted. Pericles is the centre figure. The paper is Zerkal…

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A cropped image of the left portion of a two page spread, featuring the first storm scene in Pericles. Pericles stands aboard a rocking deck, shouting his lines at a vengeful Poseidon. Simon Brett engraved this woodcut. The type-setting and design…

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A cropped image from a two page spread, featuring Simon Brett's comic vignettes of Antiochus' incestuous relationship and the severed heads of potential courters for his daughter. The type-setting was performed by Crispin Elsted. The paper is Zerkal…

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A cropped image of the Gower's opening lines from the Third Folio second edition of Pericles. The Elizabethan spelling would have been left up to the compositor, in this case, there were likely three.

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A cropped image of the right portion of a two page spread, featuring the first storm scene in Pericles. The vengeful Poseidon stirs up the tempest to impede our hero Pericles. Simon Brett engraved this woodcut. The type-setting and design was…

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David Garrick's revision of the death scene in Romeo and Juliet. Veering from the original, Garrick's version has Juliet wake before Romeo's death, allowing the lovers a final farewell.

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Two Zerkal pages containing an image of Pericles and Marina reuniting after years of separation, surrounded by text. The image came from a woodcut carved by Simon Brett.
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