Virtual Manuscript Room


Illustration of A Midsummer Night's Dream

You can now view archive materials from the ShakespeareInstitute’s collections online.  Archives available include: KennethBranagh’s Renaissance Theatre Company Archive: the prompt books used by thecompany from 1986 and 1992, and the script and story board for Branagh’sacclaimed film of Henry V.  

You can also read unpublished filmscripts including Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet (1996), view letters byMary Cowden Clarke to her publisher, concerning her revisions to TheComplete Concordance to Shakespeare (1845); or, you can admire theillustrations to Arthur Rackham’s beautifully edition of A Midsummer Night’sDream (1908). For more information check the following blog:

or go direct to the VMR: