William Shakespeare: Fond records

English: Birth place of William Shakespeare, S...

English: Birth place of William Shakespeare, Stratford upon Avon, England. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Yea, from the table of my memory I’ll wipe away all trivial fond records.”
~William Shakespeare in Hamlet (Act I, Scene 5, Line 98)

Cover of "Hamlet (Heinemann Advanced Shak...

Cover of Hamlet (Heinemann Advanced Shakespeare)

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare: Answers

The Merchant of Venice (2004 film)

The Merchant of Venice (2004 film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This was long thought to be the only portrait ...

This was long thought to be the only portrait of William Shakespeare that had any claim to have been painted from life, until another possible life portrait, the Cobbe portrait, was revealed in 2009. The portrait is known as the ‘Chandos portrait’ after a previous owner, James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos. It was the first portrait to be acquired by the National Portrait Gallery in 1856. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“I am not bound to please thee with my answers.”

~Shylock in William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice (Act IV, Scene I, Line 65)

Portia and Shylock

Portia and Shylock (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

William Shakespeare: Lend me your ears

Sketch of William Shakespeare.

Sketch of William Shakespeare. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. The evil that men do lives after them The good is oft interred with their bones.”
William Shakespeare

 

 

William Shakespeare: The devil and scripture

“The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose. ”

 

William Shakespeare

 

 

William Shakespeare: Honorable men

This was long thought to be the only portrait ...

This was long thought to be the only portrait of William Shakespeare that had any claim to have been painted from life, until another possible life portrait, the Cobbe portrait, was revealed in 2009. The portrait is known as the ‘Chandos portrait’ after a previous owner, James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos. It was the first portrait to be acquired by the National Portrait Gallery in 1856. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“For Brutus is an honourable man;
So are they all, all honourable men.”
William Shakespeare, “Julius Caesar“, Act 3 scene 2