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Events at Bodleian Library

Exhibition
Shakespeare's Dead
April 22—September 04, 2016

To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the Bodleian Libraries will host a major exhibition – Shakespeare’s Dead – that confronts the theme of death itself in Shakespeare’s works.

Documents contributed by Bodleian Library

1604
SHAKESPEARE DOCUMENTED IS STILL GROWING! Descriptive content and transcriptions will continue to be added, updated and expanded. Check back for regular updates!
1604
SHAKESPEARE DOCUMENTED IS STILL GROWING! Descriptive content and transcriptions will continue to be added, updated and expanded. Check back for regular updates!
Printed as 1602, possibly 1607
SHAKESPEARE DOCUMENTED IS STILL GROWING! Descriptive content and transcriptions will continue to be added, updated and expanded. Check back for regular updates!
1608
At some point in 1608, Mathew Law re-published Richard II, including a new title page.
1611
In the last year of his life, the astrologer Simon Forman (1552-1611) recorded his impressions of the plots and lessons of four plays he saw at the Globe, three of which were by Shakespeare: Macbeth on April 20, 1611 (he mistakenly writes 1610), a production of Richard II by an

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