Art / Illustrations / Photographs: Apart from the early drawing of what has usually been assumed to be a scene from Titus Andronicus, graphic representations of Shakespeare's plays do not appear until the eighteenth century, beginning in 1709 with Nicholas Rowe's six-volume edition of Shakespeare's plays, in which each play has a frontispiece engraving depicting a selected scene. As the century unfolded, portraits of actors in Shakespearean roles became popular, not just as book illustrations but in other media as well. The subsequent proliferation throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries of graphic representations of both play scenes and actors portraying Shakespeare's characters is in itself a significant part of the history of art in England, America, and Europe and of the history of developing artistic and illustrative media (including photography). This site currently includes 237 images from the Folger Library, a portion of an illustrated database on Hamlet art prepared by Alan Young, and 53 digitized photographs of recent Hamlet productions from the Royal Shakespeare Company.