Shakespeare's 400th birthday


...celebrated with a new role for the Droeshout Engraving - on a plate by Royal Doulton.

The Shakespeare Anniversary Council organised the 1964 celebrations - and they are mentioned on the back.

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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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