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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 202

Papers concerning William Shakespeare's King Lear

Notes on the preparation of George Skillan's acting edition of Shakespeare's King Lear.


  • 1966-1967


1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)

Includes printed pages of King Lear with autograph annotations and notes for the preparation of the acting edition of King Lear as well as galley and page proofs.

Biographical / Historical

Skillan (1893-1975), an English actor and assistant stage manager, edited, designed, and illustrated the series French's acting editions of Shakespeare.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

67M-109. Presented by Mr. George Skillan, 5 Hathaway Hamlet Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England; received: 1968 February 21.
Skillan, George. George Skillan papers concerning William Shakespeare's King Lear, 1966-1967: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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