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A Secretary hand

Hand D

The handwriting of the Elizabethan professional writer and the Bankside playwright. The first time Richard Burbage saw the opening to Henry V, it must have looked something like this. O For a Muse of Marshmallow Fire, that would ascend… go to article

Bussy Galore

Hand D, Waugh

A famous modern poet used to sacrifice every year a Statius to Virgil’s manes; and I have indignation enough to burn a D’Ambois annually to the memory of Jonson.John Dryden's poor opinion of Chapman's most famous plays is not widely shared… go to article

The Great Dictator

Hand D

Faced with Sir Thomas More, a patchwork production by a rabble of commoners, which “like the toad … wears yet a precious jewel in his head”—a scene of Shakespeare’s—the Oxfordians have had to re-invent his lordship yet again… go to article

To be or not to be Hamlet

Hand D, khmer

At her funeral, Hamlet leaps into Ophelia’s grave to outdo the grief of her brother with his own: “I lou'd Ophelia; fortie thousand Brothers Could not (with all there quantitie of Loue) Make vp my summe.” The anger of the brother… go to article

Will’s Handwriting

Hand D

Reading things in Years ago, while working as a software publisher for a very large company, I was sent an unreleased graphology (handwriting analysis) app by a programmer looking for a publisher. It was an example of what was then… go to article

An artist’s hand

Hand D

There are, contrary to popular belief, lots of other Elizabethan manuscripts lying around, though it seems to be the rule that the more popular the play, the less original matter survives. This isn't all that surprising. An unproduced… go to article

Bussy Galore

Hand D, Waugh

A famous modern poet used to sacrifice every year a Statius to Virgil’s manes; and I have indignation enough to burn a D’Ambois annually to the memory of Jonson.John Dryden's poor opinion of Chapman's most famous plays is not widely shared… go to article