April 28th

The Speeches and Readings in Mr. Clarence Holt’s Entertainment, entitled ‘A Night With Shakespeare and Dickens’, pictured here, offer another example of the close association that came to grow between Shakespeare and Dickens, two authors thought to be commensurate with a national English identity. The illustrations of Shakespearean characters included here place Holt’s Speeches in the long tradition of Shakespearean illustrations, imparting a Victorian life upon some of Shakespeare’s most famous monologues.

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