See a selection of items from the collections
Our Showcase contains a selection of original material. You can read early editions of Shakespeare plays, including quarto playbooks and extracts from the First Folio of 1623. Some were annotated by editors and others used as prompt copies in 17th-century theatres. You can also see the Shakespeare scrapbook created by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps which inspired our Shakespeare scrapbook activity.