Archive for 'Going Digital'

Going Digital: Shakespeare’s Venus and Adonis

This month I want to look at a rare piece in our early printed books collection: a single page (or leaf) from Shakespeare’s first published work Venus and Adonis, written ...
Note from Walt Whitman recording the receipt of a gift from Henry Irving 1889

Going Digital: Bram Stoker, Walt Whitman and a few famous finger prints

As digitisation continues this month in the studio, I have had the pleasure of working with one of the most impressive collections held at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. This collection, ...
Thomas Hardy's signature in a 19th century copy of 'Hamlet'

Going Digital: Hardy Hamlet

As development continues on the app I thought I would dedicate this month’s blog to the ongoing digitisation happening in the SBT studio and focus on two interesting items I ...
Digitially 'hand coloured' woodcut of an ox from Topsell's Beasts.

Going Digital: Beasts, Maps and a Snail

  Update: Eye Shakespeare version 1.1 I am pleased to announce that, after receiving some very constructive public feedback, we have released an update to the first version of our ...

Going Digital: Visualising Shakespeare’s New Place

This month’s post gives a sneak peek into some of the features available in the second version of our Eye Shakespeare app. One of the most exciting features in this ...
Eye Shakespeare Logo

Going Digital: Co-Creating our App, We Need You!

This month marks the first public launch of our Eye Shakespeare app. This version, which we are calling our Live BETA Test version, will be available to the public on ...
Burial Record of William Shakespeare

Going Digital: The Birth and Burial Records of William Shakespeare

In anticipation of the Bytes app —now appropriately named EYE Shakespeare’s— release I would like to share an extraordinary treasure featured in the app and held in the Trust’s archives: the ...
Charles Dickens Jr Signature in the SBT VIP Visitors' book

Going Digital: All the Year Round

This month I have come across an incredible treasure—the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust’s VIP and Visitors’ books— held in our archives.  These remarkable objects, which are rarely on public display, help ...
Figure One: Copystand and digital SLR set-up

Going Digital: The Bytes Size Project and Creative Digitisation

           The term ‘digitisation’ has recently made its way into many museums and archival institutions across the world. Mass digitisation projects have aimed to digitise entire museum collections― typically scanning ...
The Hair of the Head of Shakespeare

‘Going Digital’: The Hair of the Head of Shakespeare

January has been a busy month for all involved in the Shakespeare Bytes Project. Voice recordings for the app’s tour guides―carried out by Noel Dollimore and drama students from Coventry ...

A freely available online exhibition exploring keys aspects of the music in Shakespeare’s plays, as well as music inspired by Shakespeare.