It’s Shakespeare Week!
April 20, 2016

It’s Shakespeare Week!

A national annual celebration and we are joining in by highlighting our wonderful Touch to See Book Club book entitled Shakespeare’s Kings and Heroines.

This book is a great starting point for additional activities and group discussions on:

•           Shakespeare & Shakespearean England

•           Drama, theatre, acting, play writing, poetry, the English language

•           Stratford-upon-Avon

•           Kings of England

•           Pre-Raphaelite painting and Victorian Britain

•           Love, tragedy and death

First you will enjoy finding out about the bard himself – we all know his name but what do we really know about the man? Then enjoy dipping into two of his plays. Join Derek Jacobi as he talks about Richard II. Then linger by the water’s edge to study Ophelia, a beautiful Pre-Raphaelite painting depicting the sad heroine in Hamlet.

The first image in this book is The ‘Flower’ Portrait which is painted by An Unknown Artist after Droeshout.

Shakespeare The Flower

The second image is the Costume for Richard II by William Dudley.


Third image is Ophelia painted by Sir John Everett Millais.


If this tickles your taste buds then order you copy on line today by visiting Living Paintings online library

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