Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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    A Supplement to the Plays of William Shakspeare

    A Supplement to the Plays of William Shakspeare

    Drama | Geo. F. Cooledge & Brother | 1848
               Well-known as a poet, cultural critic, and novelist, William Gilmore Simms’s undertaking of an edited volume of Shakespearean apocrypha seems, at first, odd and atypical.  Yet, throughout his long career, Simms displayed a real interest in the theatre, attempting, often unsuccessfully, to write and stage plays.  His correspondence also shows a recurring concern with the opinions and evaluations of the great Shakespearean actor Edwin Forrest, for whom Simms wrote several dramas, none of which were ever staged.[1]  Taking into account the author’s deep and abiding interest ...
    Mr. Edwin Forrest as Coriolanus [Engraving]

    Mr. Edwin Forrest as Coriolanus [Engraving]

    Johnson, Fry & Co.
              The curation and digitization of the South Caroliniana Library Collection of William Gilmore Simms Physical Materials represents an evolution in the Simms Initiatives mission: in addition to making digitally accessible Simms's literary productions, this collection makes available various materials of iconography and realia that help to situate Simms, and his works, within the personal and historical contexts of the author’s life and times. These materials also provide researchers with intriguing examples of the ways in which Simms’s life and work were preserved by, and influential ...