Many of the rare primary texts here are available to view in the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, & Rare Book Library at Emory. PDF version available for download here.

Compiled by Dr. Harry Rusche and Justin Shaw

Shakespeare Editions:

Arden Shakespeare Complete Works, 2nd Edition. General Eds. Richard Proudfoot, Ann Thompson, David Scott Kastan, and H. R. Woudhuysen. London and New York: Bloomsbury, 2011

  • Also see the Arden Shakespeare critical editions of individual plays.

The Complete Pelican Shakespeare. Eds. Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller. London: Penguin, 2002.

The Complete Works of Shakespeare, 7th Edition. Ed. David Bevington. New Jersey: Pearson, 2013.

Folger Digital Texts. Eds. Michael Poston, Rebecca Niles, and Eric Johnson. Washington, D. C.: Folger Shakespeare Library, 2016.

The New Folger Library Shakespeare. Eds. Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1993.

The Norton Shakespeare. General Ed. Stephen Greenblatt. New York: W.W. Norton, 2015.

  • Also see the Norton Critical Editions of the plays.

The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works, 2nd Edition. General Eds. Stanley Wells and Gary Taylor. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

  • Also see The Oxford Shakespeare individual critical editions.

The Riverside Shakespeare, 2nd Edition. Eds. G. Blakemore Evans and J. J. M. Tobin. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1996.

William Shakespeare: Complete Works (Royal Shakespeare Company). Eds. Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen. New York: Modern Library, 2007.

Primary Readings:

Barker, Harley Granville. Prefaces to Shakespeare. 5 Vols. London: B. T. Batsford, 1927-1947.

Barry, John D. Julia Marlowe. Boston: Richard D. Badger & Co., 1899.

Benson, Lady Constance. Mainly Players: Bensonian Memories. London: Thorton Butterworth, 1926.

Beerbohm, Max. Herbert Beerbohm Tree: Some Memories of Him and of His Art. London: Hutchinson & Co., 1920.

Bernhardt, Sarah. My Double Life: Memoirs of Sarah Bernhardt. London: William Heinemann, 1907.

Buckley, Reginald R. The Shakespeare Revival: The Stratford-upon-Avon Movement. Foreward by Frank R. Benson. London: George Allen & Sons, 1911.

Bulliet, Clarence Joseph. Robert Mantell’s Romance. Boston: John W. Luce & Co., 1918.

Collier, Constance. Harlequinade: The Story of My Life. London: John Lane, 1929.

Forbes-Robertson, Sir Johnston. A Player Under Three Reigns. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1925.

Irving, Sir Henry. “Four Favourite Parts.” The English Illustrated Magazine, Vol. 120 (Sept. 1893): 925-31.

Irving, Laurence. Henry Irving: The Actor and His World. New York: The Macmillan Co., 1952.

Lang, Matheson. Mr. Wu Looks Back: Thoughts and Memories. London: Stanley Paul and Company, 1940.

Marlowe, Julia and E. H. Sothern. Julia Marlowe’s Story. New York: Reinhart, 1954.

Martin-Harvey, Sir John. The Autobiography of Sir John Martin-Harvey. London: S. Low, Marston & Co., 1933.

Millward, Jessie, with J. B. Booth. Myself and Others. Boston: Small, Maynard & Company, 1924.

Sothern, E[dward] H[ugh]. My Remembrances: The Melancholy Tale of “Me.” London and New York: Cassell & Co., 1917.

Terry, Ellen. The Story of My Life. New York: Doubleday, 1908.

Tree, Viola. Castles in the Air: A Story of My Singing Days. New York: George H. Doran Co., 1926.

Whyte, Frederic. Actors of the Century: A Play-Lover’s Gleanings from Theatrical Annals. London: George Bell and Sons, 1898.

Williams, E[rnest] Harcourt. Four Years at the Old Vic, 1929-1933. London: Putnam, 1935.

Secondary Readings:

Ashton, Geoffrey. The Collector’s Shakespeare. New York: Crescent Books, 1990.

Ball, Robert Hamilton. Shakespeare on Silent Film: A Strange Eventful History, Vol 1. London and New York: Routledge, 1968

Blum, Daniel. Great Stars of the American Stage. New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1952.

Bonynge, Richard. A Collector’s Guide to Theatrical Postcards. London: B. T. Batsford, 1988.

Brandon, Ruth. Being Divine: A Biography of Sarah Bernhardt. London: Mandarin, 1992.

Brown, Ivor and George Fearon. The Shakespeare Industry: Amazing Monument (1939). New York: Haskell House, 1970.

Browne, Walter and E. De Roy Koch. Who’s Who on the Stage 1908. New York: B. W. Dodge, 1908.

Byatt, Anthony. Picture Postcards and Their Publishers. Malvern: Golden Age Postcard Books, 1978.

Carline, Richard. Pictures in the Post. London: Gordon Frazer, 1971.

Carver, Sally. The American Postcard Guide to Tuck. Brookline, MA: Carves Cards, 1982.

Coysch, A. W. The Dictionary of Picture Postcards in Britain, 1894-1939. Suffolk: Antique Collectors’ Club, 1984.

Crosse, Gordon. Shakespearean Playgoing: 1890-1952. London: A. R. Mowbray, 1953.

Derrida, Jacques. The Postcard: From Socrates to Freud and Beyond (La carte postale: De Socrate à Freud et au-delà). Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987.

Ellen Terry: Spheres of Influence. Ed. Katharine Cockin. London: Routledge, 2011.

Fogg, Nicholas. Stratford: A Town at War, 1914-1945. Glouscestershire, UK: Sutton, 2008.

Foulkes, Richard. Performing Shakespeare in the Age of Empire. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002.

Great Shakespeareans, Volume VI: Macready, Booth, Irving, Terry, ed. Richard Schoch. London: Continuum, 2011.

Halliday, F[rank] E[rnest]. A Shakespeare Companion, 1564-1964. Baltimore: Penguin, 1964.

Heinrich, Anslem. “Reclaiming Shakespeare: 1914-1918.” British Theatre and the Great War, 1914-1919: New Perspectives. Ed. Andrew Maunder. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Hill, Errol. Shakespeare in Sable: A History of Black Shakespearean Actors. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1986.

Hodgdon, Barbara. The Shakespeare Trade: Performances and Appropriations. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998.

Kelly, Veronica. “Beauty and the Market: Actress Postcards and Their Senders in Early Twentieth-Century Australia.” New Theatre Quarterly 78 20.2 (May 2004): 99-116.

Loney, Glenn. Twentieth-Century Theatre. 2 vols. New York: Facts on File, 1983.

Mander, Raymond, and Joe Mitchenson. Hamlet Through the Ages. London: Rockliff, 1952.

Mazer, Cary. Shakespeare Refashioned: Elizabethan Plays on Edwardian Stages. Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1981.

Merritt, Carole. “African Americans in Atlanta: Adrienne Herndon, an Uncommon Woman.” Southern Spaces, Emory Center for Digital Scholarship, 16 Mar 2004.

Milne, Esther. Letters, Postcards, Email: Technologies of Presence. London: Routledge, 2010.

Pearson, Hesketh. The Last Actor-Managers. London: Metheun & Co., 1950.

Postcards in the Library: Invaluable Visual Resources. Ed. Norman D. Stevens. London: Routledge, 1996.

Ragan, David. Who’s Who in Hollywood. 2 vols. New York: Facts on File, 1992.

Rusche, Harry. “Shakespeare for a Penny: The Bard on Cards.” Shakespeare Yearbook, Vol. XI: Shakespeare and the Visual Arts. Eds. Holger Klein and James L. Horner. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2000.

Ryan, Dorothy B. Picture Postcards in the United States, 1893-1918. New York: Clarkson Potter, 1982.

Singleton, Brian. Oscar Asche, Orientalism, and British Musical Comedy. Praeger: Connecticut and London, 2004.

Schweitzer, Marlis. Transatlantic Broadway: The Infrastructural Politics of Global Performance. London: Routledge, 2015.

Shakespeare: An Illustrated Stage History. Eds. Jonathan Bate and Russell Jackson. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.

Shakespeare and the Victorian Stage. Ed. Richard Foulkes. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1987.

Shakespeare in the Nineteenth Century. Ed. Gail Marshall. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Shakespeare in the Theatre: An Anthology of Criticism. Ed. Stanley Wells. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Shattuck, Charles Harlen. Shakespeare on the American Stage: From Booth and Barrett to Sothern and Marlowe. Washington, DC: Folger Books, 1987.

Speaight, Robert. Shakespeare on the Stage. Boston: Little, Brown, 1973.

The Oxford Companion to the Theatre, 3rd ed. Ed. Phyllis Hartnoll. New York: Oxford University Press, 1967.

Trewin, J. C. Benson and the Bensonians. London: Barrie and Rockliff, 1960.

Trewin, J. C. Shakespeare on the English Stage, 1900-1965. London: Barrie and Rockliff, 1964.

Wearing, J. P. The London Stage, 1890-1899: A Calendar of Plays and Players, Vol. 1. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1976.

Wearing, J. P. The London Stage, 1900-1909: A Calendar of Plays and Players, Vol. 2. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1981.

Wells, Stanley. Great Shakespearean Actors: Burbage to Branagh. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.

Wilson, A. E. Edwardian Theatre. London: Arthur Barker, 1951.

Who Was Who in the Theatre, 1912-76. 4 vols. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1978.

Woodfield, James. English Theatre in Transition, 1881-1914. London: Barnes and Noble, 1984.


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