Birthday of William Shakespeare



23 April 1564

Portrait of William Shakespeare, 1623. This frontispiece to the First Folio edition of Shakespeare's works is one of the earliest portraits of the poet. Droeshout must have worked from a painting or drawing of Shakespeare as a young man, as he himself was only fifteen when Shakespeare died. PD, 1852-6-12-441

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    Portrait of William Shakespeare, 1623. This frontispiece to the First Folio edition of Shakespeare's works is one of the earliest portraits of the poet. Droeshout must have worked from a painting or drawing of Shakespeare as a young man, as he himself was only fifteen when Shakespeare died. PD, 1852-6-12-441

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    Sketch of the front elevation of Shakespeare's house, showing the beams used in the construction of the wood frame. From the Portland Papers, Vol.438 (291246) ID:Add.70438

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    Model reconstruction of the Globe Theatre in London. The original Globe Theatre, built in 1599 by the playing company to which Shakespeare belonged, and destroyed by fire in 1613.

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    Actor David Garrick (1717-1774) as Benedict in William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing". Watercolour; 18th century.

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    Hamlet and Horatio in the Churchyard. Oil on canvas (1859) 81.5 x 65.5 cm RF 1942

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    Titania liebkost Zettel mit dem Eselskopf - Titania caresses Bottom with the donkey's head,1793/94 Canvas

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    Lady Macbeth walks in her sleep (Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act V scene 1) Canvas, 221 x 160 cm

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    Queen Titania and the donkey (Shakespeare, "Midsummer Night's Dream"). From the gymnasitics- room of Empress Elisabeth of Austria in the "Hermesvilla" in the outskirts of Vienna. 1882, Canvas, 170 x 230 cm

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    Le sommeil de Titania - Titania sleeping (Shakespeare, A Summernights' dream) Canvas; 64 x 77 cm R.F. 1997-12

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    A Midsummernight's Dream,1871/71.First sketch for a curtain for the Vienna Stadttheater. Canvas,119 x 134 cm Inv.30.303

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    Ophelia 1851-2 Shakespeare's character Ophelia, driven insane by the murder of her father by her lover Hamlet, is portrayed singing in her madness as she drowns. Canvas; 762 x 1118 mm N01506

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    British actor Spranger Barry (1719-1777) and his second wife Ann Street Barry (1734-1801) performing in Shakespeare's "Hamlet". Canvas; 18th century.

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    Robert Coates as Romeo in "Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare. Canvas; 1812.

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    Les enfants d'Edouard IV - The Children of Edward IV in the Tower. According to Shakespeare and Thomas Morus, but not confirmed by modern historians, the boys, Edward V and Richard, were murdered by their uncle, King Richard III. Oil on canvas (1830) - 181 x 215 cm Inv. 3834

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    David Garrick (1717-1774) as Richard III by William Shakespeare. Canvas; 18th century.

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    Joseph George Holman as Edgar in an 18th century production of "King Lear" by William Shakespeare. At this time the plays of Shakespeare were always presented in contemporary costume. Canvas; 18th century.

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    Ludwig Tieck (1773-1836), German writer and translator of Shakespeare's plays. 1834

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    Othello and Desdemona in Venice. Othello recounts his life to Desdemona (Shakespeare, act 1) Wood, 25 x 20 cm R.F. 3897

    40-12-11/51

    Sommeil de Caliban - Caliban's sleep (Shakespeare, The Storm), 1895-1900. Wood,48,3 x 38,5 cm R.F.1984-48

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    Macbeth Etching (1918) 39.5 x 29.5 cm

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    Vienna Burgtheater (Court Theatre),staircase (right): Ceiling fresco:A performance of Romeo and Juliet at the Globe Theatre,1884-87.Detail of 40-17-06/70. Three men,standing,are portraits of the three painters of the frescos,Gustav and Ernst Klimt and Franz Matsch.

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