This week Michael John Goodman launched the Victorian Illustrated Shakespeare Archive. This is a valuable resource featuring over 3000 illustrations from the four major illustrated editions of Shakespeare’s Complete Works in the Victorian period. Michael Goodman, a PhD candidate at Cardiff University, has painstakingly scanned, tagged and prepared these images and made them available under a creative commons license for others to play around with. This archive is already making me think differently about Shakespeare. For example, I’ve discovered an illustration of Ariel from The Tempest dressed up in a way similar to the representations of Lady Fortune. This begs the question, might Ariel represent a figure of fortune somehow?
Check out the archive here:
Congratulations on a spectacular achievement Mikey!
This year the BBC has launched a super Shakespeare Archive, available for those in schools, FE colleges or universities. It includes all kinds of Shakespeare-related media, including television adaptations, radio plays, images, info and animated tales.
It’s something that I will be sharing with my students this autumn, and I look forward to seeing what they make of it. Several students requested better access to the BBC television adaptations in module feedback last semester, so this is going to make a big difference I think.
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