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Creator:
Porter, Cole, 1891-1964.
Title:
Brush up your Shakespeare : from Kiss me Kate / Cole Porter.
Alternate Title(s):
Kiss me, Kate. Brush up your Shakespeare
Published/Created:
Nuneaton, Warwickshire, 2016.
Physical Description:
1 sheet : pen and black ink ; 77 x 29 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio C 2016 5b
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Neale Albert, Yale JD 1961, and Margaret Albert
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Copyright Status:
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Classification:
Archives & Manuscripts
Notes:
Manuscript broadside, by Andy Moore, featuring the complete lyrics to Cole Porter's "Brush up your Shakespeare," from the musical Kiss me Kate. Moore's calligraphy is written in black ink throughout, on Arches paper. Bars of musical notation separate each verse. The words "Brush up your Shakespeare, 1564-1616" are written from bottom to top in the left-hand margin; "From Kiss me Kate, Cole Porter, 1891-1964" from top to bottom in the right-hand margin.
The item was commissioned for the exhibition "'The Poet of Them All': William Shakespeare and Miniature Designer Bindings from the Collection of Neale and Margaret Albert" (Yale Center for British Art, June 16-August 21, 2016).
Selected exhibitions: "'The Poet of Them All': William Shakespeare and Miniature Designer Bindings from the Collection of Neale and Margaret Albert" (Yale Center for British Art, June 16-August 21, 2016).
Exhibition History:
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“The Poet of Them All”: William Shakespeare and Miniature Designer Bindings from the Collection of Neale and Margaret Albert (Yale Center for British Art, June 16, 2016-August 21, 2016)

Subject Terms:
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Taming of the shrew.
Form/Genre:
Calligraphy (visual works)
Broadsides.
Contributors:
Moore, Andy, 1954- calligrapher.
Collection of Margaret and Neale Albert (Yale Center for British Art).
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