Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Antiqued First Page

Hamlet - Antiqued First Page - William Shakespeare

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This single page item is a reproduction of the first page of William Shakespeare’s classic, Hamlet. It makes for a terrific piece to frame and decorate a study or bedroom – a great gift for teachers!

The page is standard 8.5" x 11" in size and has been hand antiqued via our own unique paper aging process to achieve a look you won’t find anywhere else.

The actual page contains the following text (though please note that the formatting and font will be different as viewed on this page – see photo for exact formatting and look!):

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

By William Shakespeare


Act 1.

Scene 1.–Elsinore. A Platform Before The Castle. Night.

Francisco: on his post. Enter to him Bernardo (L.H.)

Bernardo: Who’s there?

Francisco: (R.) Nay, answer me: stand, and unfold yourself.

Bernardo: Long live the king!

Francisco: Bernardo?

Bernardo: He.

Francisco: You come most carefully upon your hour.

Bernardo: ‘Tis now struck twelve; get thee to bed, Francisco.

Francisco: For this relief much thanks: [Crosses to L.] ’tis bitter cold,

Our antiqued paper is delicately laced with a subtle hint of gold in the creases creating an almost magical look. (Although it’s difficult to catch with a camera, you can see in the image below how the shimmering is caught in the light)





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