From the Collection
This commemorative volume features designs for director Jean Cocteau’s 1924 production of Romeo and Juliet, which premiered in Paris.
PR2796.F6 R1 1926 Sh.Col
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This booklet advertises William Fox’s filmed production of Romeo and Juliet starring silent film icon Theda Bara as Juliet. Fox’s version was in direct competition with rival studio Metro’s version, released the same week in November 1916.
ART Vol. e275
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Northcote’s 1790 painting depicts Juliet on the cusp of discovering Romeo’s death. The roughly 8-by-10 foot painting is one of the largest items in the Folger collection, and hangs in the Paster Reading Room.
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This commemorative porcelain of sisters Charlotte Cushman as Romeo and Susan Cushman as Juliet was produced around 1852.
ART Inv. 1095 (realia)
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Title: Parr, Thomas. [Charlotte and Susan Cushman as Romeo and Juliet]
Creator: Parr, Thomas
Date Created: [ca. 1852]
Folger Reference ID: ART Inv. 1095 (realia)