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Shakespeareana

[sheyk-speer-ee-an-uh, -ah-nuh, -ey-nuh] /ʃeɪkˌspɪər iˈæn ə, -ˈɑ nə, -ˈeɪ nə/
plural noun
1.
a collection of historical artifacts, letters, etc., belonging or pertaining to William Shakespeare.
Origin of Shakespeareana
1710-1720
First recorded in 1710-20; Shakespeare + -ana
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Historical Examples
  • I purchased it a few years ago by accident in a small collection of imperfectly catalogued Shakespeareana.

  • Shakespeareana has already been dealt with under heading No. 9, and the bibliography of the Drama is a voluminous one.

    The Book-Hunter at Home P. B. M. Allan
British Dictionary definitions for Shakespeareana

Shakespeareana

/ˈʃeɪkˌspɪərɪˈɑːnə; ʃeɪkˌspɪər-/
plural noun
1.
collected writings or items relating to Shakespeare
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