Trial: Shakespeare in Performance

The Library has a trial to Shakespeare in Performance: Prompt Books from the Folger Shakespeare Library.

What You’ll Find:

  • Over 1,000 prompt books of 34 of Shakespeare’s plays, including editions owned by notable actors and directors such as Charles and John Philip Kemble, Henry Irving, Ellen Terry and Laurence Olivier.
  • Works include David Garrick’s revised 1772 production of Hamlet, Henry Irving’s famous 1879 production of The Merchant of Venice, and Laurence Olivier’s Academy Award-winning cinema release of Hamlet in 1948.
  • Other material related to performance, such as playbills, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, theatrical account books, photographs, sketches, costumes, props, cue sheets, lighting plots, musical scores, and the correspondence and writings of countless Shakespearean actors, directors, and managers through the ages.

The trial will run from September 13, 2019 to October 11th, 2019. Please note that these trials are available only from on-campus.

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The UC Berkeley Library also has temporary trials until October 11th, 2019 for the following digital collections from Adam Matthew: