Shakespeare: Revelation

Chairman of The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stanley Wells, ...

Yes, that is Shakespeare, on the left!

This 300+ year old portrait was found in some junk in England. Fortunately someone was able to find it and figure out, Man, this kinda looks like that Shakespeare dude!

Indeed. To the right, you see Stanley Wells, the chairman of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Whatever that means. The lucky guy got to take a picture with what is believed to be the only portrait painted of Will during his lifetime. That’s pretty epic.

Though I prefer the picture on the cover of my trusty Complete Works by Bevington anyway. Here’s to you, Professor Lander!

The lesson learned from both renditions: You weren’t someone in Elizabethan England until you had a Power Collar, perhaps the predecesor of the common day “Power Suit” and “Power Tie.” Though  bet Shakespeare would prefer the newly discovered portrait.

It gives him a more strongly defined hairline.

smallheap.jpg image by jmooser

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