Student library info The Student library info pertains to the period when Beckett was a student at Trinity College Dublin (1923-1927) and a lecturer at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris and TCD (1928-1931). It explains when he is thought to have acquired and read the book in question, based on his inscription, as well as various external sources including the official TCD college calendars, his 'Dream' Notebook, and his letters.Read: by January 1924 (Henry V), by October 1923 (The Merchant of Venice), by January 1924 (A Midsummer Night's Dream), by January 1925 (The Merchant of Venice), by May 1924 (Julius Caesar), March 1931(Julius Caesar), by May 1924 (Coriolanus), by October 1924 (As You Like It), by October 1924 (Twelfth Night), by January 1925 (The Tempest), November 1928 (The Tempest), by May 1925 (Richard III), by May 1925 (Romeo and Juliet), March 1931 (Romeo and Juliet), by October 1925 (Macbeth, by October 1925 (Hamlet), March 1931 (Anthony and Cleopatra), March 1931 (Othello), March 1931 (Richard II), March 1931 (Troilus and Cressida).
Source: TCD College Calendar
Shakespeare, William: The Works of William Shakspeare
London / New York: Frederick Warne and Co, n.d.
The "Universal" Edition
Notes: scrap of a diary inserted page 946-47 (Romeo and Juliet, Act 2, scenes 3 and 4): 'Avigdor PLM 11 (photo) / Briquets / foie / whiskey' We owe a debt of gratitude to James Little for offering a correction to the title.
Beckett seems to allude to King Lear on page 16v of the 'Kilcool' Notebook, MS-TCD-4664. He quotes from the The Tempest on page 02r of the third typescript of Not I, MS-UoR-1227-7-12-4.
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Available scans cover, tp, 225, 808, 811, 821, 823, 946insert, 1087.