A Midsummer Night's Dream
William Heath Robinson was part of a family of artists that included brothers Thomas and Charles. Possibly his finest achievement as an illustrator is A Midsummer Night's Dream - a book meticulously and marvelously designed. From the half title, frontispiece, and exquisite title page, to the playful two-page spread that closes the book, this is a treatment of the play that will surprise and delight the eye on nearly every page. There are 12 full-page color plates, but it is the sumptuous variety of Robinson's black-and-white illustrations, 32 full-page, along with plentiful vignettes makes this book the ultimate graphic presentation of Shakespeare's most beloved play.
A Midsummer Night's Dream, first published by Calla Editions in 2011, is an unabridged reprint of the edition first published by Constable & Co. Ltd, London, 1914.
William Shakespeare, 2011, Hardcover, 224 Pages. Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson.