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making haste slowly, building a library which knows no walls
making haste slowly, building a library which knows no walls

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The Books That Made Shakespeare
Shakespeare died in 1616, but he is alive and well in our contemporary culture. In the centennial year of 2016 the University of Iowa joins in the global celebration of Shakespeare's life and works. Shakespeare at Iowa  consists of an extensive series of ev...

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How I Teach
This is how I teach. This statement is not designed to fulfill the specific expectations of a "teaching philosophy" as it is commonly understood. If you want advice on how to write such a document, go  here. This is a statement of my fundamental pedagogical...

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Shakespeare's Beehive 2.0
We find Shakespeare because Shakespeare is who we want to find. In 2015 George Koppelman and Daniel Wechsler published a second edition of Shakespeare's Beehive , which was first released in April of 2014. The authors have added two chapters and updated the...

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making haste slowly
building a library which knows no walls exploring the past, present, and future of early modern books and their readers. INDEX of ESSAYS

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Shakespeare's Beehive and Shakespeare's Printer
In 2014, two booksellers from New York, George Koppelman and Daniel Wechsler, announced --  not coincidentally, just before Shakespeare's 450th birthday  -- that they had found Shakespeare's dictionary. Several years earlier they had acquired a copy of an e...

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Selling Shakespeare
Selling Shakespeare Biography, Bibliography, and the Book Trade Read an excerpt from Selling Shakespeare

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making haste slowly, building a library which knows no walls Exploring the past, present, and future of early modern books and their readers.

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Shakespeare Livestream 2015
Ask me anything -- again! -- about Shakespeare! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK3Yog2NK4Y We're back! Celebrate Shakespeare's birthday week by joining us -- live on the internet! -- for our second annual Shakespeare Livestream, featuring myself alongside ...

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Reading Devices
This year marks the fifth centenary of the death of Aldus Manutius, and there have been a plethora of symposia and exhibits that celebrate the life, career, and influence of the great scholar-printer (see the list maintained by the  Manutius Network  for mo...

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Monumental Shakespeare
All good Shakespeareans must occasionally make a pilgrimage to Stratford-upon-Avon, and this past summer it was once again my turn to visit Shakespeare's native town. (For more on his relationship to Stratford, see my last post on Shakespeare's printer ). I...
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