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[sheyk-speer-ee-an-uh, -ah-nuh, -ey-nuh]
plural noun
  1. a collection of historical artifacts, letters, etc., belonging or pertaining to William Shakespeare.
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Origin of Shakespeareana

First recorded in 1710–20; Shakespeare + -ana
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Examples from the Web for shakespeareana

Historical Examples

  • I purchased it a few years ago by accident in a small collection of imperfectly catalogued Shakespeareana.

    Shakespeare and the Modern Stage

    Sir Sidney Lee

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

British Dictionary definitions for shakespeareana


pl n
  1. collected writings or items relating to Shakespeare
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