The Mulberrie Tree

And instead of fuelling fires,
Sharp stoked a frenzy.

He supplied a stack of noble Shakespeares, all carved from the famous tree, or so he said.

Suspicions sharpened
as the relics kept rolling out…

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A stack of souvenirs

 

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Why change his image?
To celebrate him?
To put him up for sale?
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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