The Shakespeare Venture, 1577 to 1743

The venture of Shakespeare started when Philip Sidney created the name Philisides in 1577, and ended when Wilton House erected its own Shakespeare’s statue in 1743.


1577: Song for an Accession Day Tilt, the Origin of One-Way Anagram (Philip Sidney)
1579: The Shepheardes Calender (Anonymous, Edmund Spenser)
1592: Greene’s Groats-Worth of Wit (Robert Greene)
1593: The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia (Philip and Mary Sidney)
1601: The Phoenix and the Turtle (Shakespeare)
1609: Shake-speares Sonnets (Shakespeare)
1618, 1622: Et in Arcadia ego (Guercino’s paintings)
1623: The First Folio (Shakespeare)
1627, 1637: Et in Arcadia ego (Poussin’s paintings)
1661: Guy Earl of Warwick (“Written by B. J.”)
1662: The Birth of Merlin (“William Shakespear and William Rowley”)
1743: Shakespeare Statue in Wilton House (The Herberts)

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