Today’s post is once again brought to you by the Lindemann Miniature Book Collection, Hamlet: Prince of Denmark: Moving Moments in the Play by William Shakespeare.
This moveable book condenses Shakespeare’s Hamlet into five illustrated scenes. The book is bound to resemble a castle (Elsinore?) and the front gate folds down to reveal the bibliographic information. The top images show Ophelia’s body floating down the river. Bottom images show the final climactic duel.
The book is the work of prolific book artist Maryline P. Adams. Many examples of her playful, intricate miniatures can be found in the Lindemann collection.
Many thanks to Rebecca Levy, graduate student in UVa’s English Department, for creating the above images.