montage of objects produced to celebrate Shakespeare's life and work
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Enter the gallery

We've been celebrating Shakespeare every year since 1769

That year, the London actor David Garrick arrived in Stratford, to stage a commemorative spectacular for Shakespeare.

Since then, medallists and craftsmen have marked later celebrations by dusting down and refreshing old likenesses.

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Featuring Shakespeare title - click here to return to the intro page
Why change his image?
To celebrate him?
To promote him?
To play at politics?

To reinvent him?

the early likenesses
his first published portrait One from the family gallery
his funeral bust
A stately statue

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