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Shakespeare Connected - Costuming Shakespeare: Elizabethan Dress through the Centuries

Henry Irving as Hamlet

An outfit of the style worn by Kemble continued to appear in Hamlet productions through most of the 19th century. This original artwork from the Bram
Stoker Collection depicts Henry Irving wearing a similar Elizabethan-inspired outfit during the 1870s (approximately 70 years after Kemble had first introduced this aesthetic to the stage).


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