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Collections: ShakespeareInstitute - Manuscripts and Correspondence - A Midsummer Nights Dream 1908

William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, illustrated by Arthur Rackham, 1908. (London: William Heinemann, 1908) Rackham (1867-1939) is widely considered one of the finest book illustrators. Renowned for his depiction of fairy tale and fantasy his works have a dark tone and are drawn with a gritty realism. His illustrations for the Dream are considered some of his finest work.