Saturday, April 23, 2016

William Shakespeare (April 1564 - April 23, 1616)

Early (purported) Portraits

It being the four hundredth anniversary of the great writer’s death it seemed like a good time to look at images made either during his life or within living memory of the man.  These appear to be the best representations of one of the premiere dramatic poets, of how he appeared. Setting aside all the looney theories that seek to rob him of the credit of writing his plays and poems, it can be kind of thrilling to look at the fruits of recent scholarship and research about something actually worth caring for: poetry.

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