Shakespeare, Sir Thomas More: Unlined Ultra Journal


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With five distinct sets of handwriting seen in its revisions, the authorship of the 1595 play Sir Thomas More has been hotly debated. Today, it is generally accepted that William Shakespeare was the playwright involved in crafting the portion reproduced on our cover.

In today’s geopolitical landscape it is especially interesting to note the contents of Shakespeare’s contribution, in which he mounts a passionate defense of refugees and displaced people. The first known performance of the play was in 1964 at the Nottingham Playhouse with the part of Thomas More originated by none other than Sir Ian McKellen.

Despite the persistence of some dissenters, the play has been recognized as part of the Shakespearean canon since the mid-twentieth century and was first performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2005 with the actor Nigel Cooke playing the role of More. We are thrilled to be able to present this legendary dramatic piece, in the hand of one of the greatest writers of all time, as part of our Embellished Manuscripts Collection.

The Embellished Manuscripts Wraps include a memento pouch and a classic ribbon marker to store the treasures of a life well-lived.


Format: Hardback with magnetic closure
Pages: 144 blank
Size: 7.00 x 9.00 inches

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