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Fair play and foul: connecting with Shakespeare at UCL
Vyse, Charles. The new London spelling-book, or, The young gentlemen and ladies' guide to the English tongue... A new ed. with alterations, improvements, and additions. London: Brambles, 1808. Vyse, Charles. The new London spelling-book, or, The young gentlemen and ladies' guide to the English tongue... A new ed. with alterations, improvements, and additions. London: Brambles, 1808. Vyse, Charles. The new London spelling-book, or, The young gentlemen and ladies' guide to the English tongue... A new ed. with alterations, improvements, and additions. London: Brambles, 1808. Vyse, Charles. The new London spelling-book, or, The young gentlemen and ladies' guide to the English tongue... A new ed. with alterations, improvements, and additions. London: Brambles, 1808. Dodd, William. The beauties of Shakespeare: regularly selected from each play: with a general index, digesting them under proper heads. London: J. Walker, 1818. Dodd, William. The beauties of Shakespeare: regularly selected from each play: with a general index, digesting them under proper heads. London: J. Walker, 1818. Shakespeare, William; ed. Heminge, John & Condell, Henry. Shakespeare: A reprint of his collected works as put forth in 1623. Vol. 1. London: Lionel Booth, 1862 Shakespeare, William; ed. Heminge, John & Condell, Henry. Shakespeare: A reprint of his collected works as put forth in 1623. Vol. 1. London: Lionel Booth, 1862 Shakespeare, William; ed. Heminge, John & Condell, Henry. Shakespeare: A reprint of his collected works as put forth in 1623. Vol. 1. London: Lionel Booth, 1862.  Inserted letters between Lionel Booth and Henry Hucks Gibbs. Shakespeare, William; ed. Heminge, John & Condell, Henry. Shakespeare: A reprint of his collected works as put forth in 1623. Vol. 1. London: Lionel Booth, 1862.  Inserted letters between Lionel Booth and Henry Hucks Gibbs. Shakespeare, William; ed. Heminge, John & Condell, Henry. Shakespeare: A reprint of his collected works as put forth in 1623. Vol. 1. London: Lionel Booth, 1862.  Inserted letters between Lionel Booth and Henry Hucks Gibbs. Shakespeare, William; ed. Heminge, John & Condell, Henry. Shakespeare: A reprint of his collected works as put forth in 1623. Vol. 1. London: Lionel Booth, 1862.  Inserted letters between Lionel Booth and Henry Hucks Gibbs. Shakespeare, William; ed. Heminge, John & Condell, Henry. Shakespeare: A reprint of his collected works as put forth in 1623. Vol. 1. London: Lionel Booth, 1862.  Inserted letters between Lionel Booth and Henry Hucks Gibbs. Halliwell-Phillipps, James Orchard. Scrapbook, 1856-1868. Halliwell-Phillipps, James Orchard. Scrapbook, 1856-1868. Halliwell-Phillipps, James Orchard. Scrapbook, 1856-1868. Fenning, Daniel. The royal English dictionary: or, a treasury of the English language ... to which is prefixed a comprehensive grammar of the English tongue. London: S. Crowder, 1761 Ash, John. The new and complete dictionary of the English language. Vol. 2. London: Edward and Charles Dilly; and R. Baldwin, 1775 Jones, Stephen. Sheridan improved. A general pronouncing and explanatory dictionary of the English language ... chiefly extracted from Mr. Sheridan.s work. A new edition, thoroughly revised, corrected and improved by William Birkin. London: Cowie, Jolland and Co., 1852 Johnson, Samuel. A Dictionary of the English Language ... Abstracted from the folio edition by the author Samuel Johnson, A.M. The third edition, carefully revised. Dublin: W G Jones for Thomas Ewing, 1768 Johnson, Samuel. The plan of a dictionary of the English language. London: J. and P. Knapton, 1747. Johnson, Samuel. The plan of a dictionary of the English language. London: J. and P. Knapton, 1747. Johnson, Samuel. The plan of a dictionary of the English language. London: J. and P. Knapton, 1747. Ireland, William Henry. Catalogue of Shakespeare's Library, c.1796. Ireland, William Henry. Catalogue of Shakespeare's Library, c.1796. Ireland, William Henry. Catalogue of Shakespeare's Library, c.1796. Ireland, William Henry. Catalogue of Shakespeare's Library, c.1796. Ireland, William Henry. Catalogue of Shakespeare's Library, c.1796. Bacon, Francis. A declaration of the practises & treasons attempted and committed by Robert late Earle of Essex and his complices, against her Maiestie and her kingdoms, and of the proceedings as well at the arraignments & conuictions of the said late Earle, and his adherents, as after: together with the very confessions and other parts of the euidences themselues, word for word taken out of the originals. London: Robert Barker, 1601 Ireland, William Henry. [Declaration of forgery] c. 1796. Ireland, William Henry. The confessions of William Henry Ireland. Containing the particulars of his fabrication of the Shakespeare manuscripts; together with anecdotes and opinions (hitherto unpublished) of many distinguished persons in the literary, political, and theatrical world. Vol. 1. London: Ellerton & Byworth, 1805 Ireland, William Henry. The confessions of William Henry Ireland. Containing the particulars of his fabrication of the Shakespeare manuscripts; together with anecdotes and opinions (hitherto unpublished) of many distinguished persons in the literary, political, and theatrical world. Vol. 1. London: Ellerton & Byworth, 1805 Ireland, William Henry. The confessions of William Henry Ireland. Containing the particulars of his fabrication of the Shakespeare manuscripts; together with anecdotes and opinions (hitherto unpublished) of many distinguished persons in the literary, political, and theatrical world. Vol. 1. London: Ellerton & Byworth, 1805 Ireland, William Henry. The confessions of William Henry Ireland. Containing the particulars of his fabrication of the Shakespeare manuscripts; together with anecdotes and opinions (hitherto unpublished) of many distinguished persons in the literary, political, and theatrical world. Vol. 1. London: Ellerton & Byworth, 1805 Ireland, William Henry. The confessions of William Henry Ireland. Containing the particulars of his fabrication of the Shakespeare manuscripts; together with anecdotes and opinions (hitherto unpublished) of many distinguished persons in the literary, political, and theatrical world. Vol. 1. London: Ellerton & Byworth, 1805 Ireland, William Henry. The confessions of William Henry Ireland. Containing the particulars of his fabrication of the Shakespeare manuscripts; together with anecdotes and opinions (hitherto unpublished) of many distinguished persons in the literary, political, and theatrical world. Vol. 1. London: Ellerton & Byworth, 1805 Ireland, William Henry. Miscellaneous papers and legal instruments under the hand and seal of William Shakspeare: including the tragedy of King Lear, and a small fragment of Hamlet, from the original Mss. in the possession of Samuel Ireland, Of Norfolk Street. London: Cooper and Graham, 1796 Ireland, William Henry. Miscellaneous papers and legal instruments under the hand and seal of William Shakspeare: including the tragedy of King Lear, and a small fragment of Hamlet, from the original Mss. in the possession of Samuel Ireland, Of Norfolk Street. London: Cooper and Graham, 1796 Ireland, William Henry. Miscellaneous papers and legal instruments under the hand and seal of William Shakspeare: including the tragedy of King Lear, and a small fragment of Hamlet, from the original Mss. in the possession of Samuel Ireland, Of Norfolk Street. London: Cooper and Graham, 1796 Trevelyon, Thomas. Manuscript (facsimile). c.1603 Trevelyon, Thomas. Manuscript (facsimile). c.1603 Guillim, John. A display of heraldry manifesting a more easie access to the knowledge thereof than hath been hitherto published by any, through the benefit of method; whereunto it is now reduced by the study and industry of John Guillim. The fifth edition much enlarged with great variety of bearings. London: R. Blome, 1679. Guillim, John. A display of heraldry manifesting a more easie access to the knowledge thereof than hath been hitherto published by any, through the benefit of method; whereunto it is now reduced by the study and industry of John Guillim. The fifth edition much enlarged with great variety of bearings. London: R. Blome, 1679.

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Marking the Shakespeare400 anniversary in 2016, this exhibition considered his enduring influence on language and learning, as well as our perennial fascination with the Bard. Shakespeare's patrons, peers, scholars and imitators were represented with items drawn from UCL Special Collections and the Newsam Library and Archives, UCL Institute of Education.

The exhibition ran from 1 February to 15 December 2016