Staffordshire ware figure of Shakespeare

Quote from Twelfth Night, Act 3, Scene 2: "Policy I hate. I'd as lief be a Brownist as a politician."

Perhaps Shakespeare would be frustrated when called upon to support political causes (bear in mind that the Brownists - or Puritans - famously disliked the theatre!)

By reinventing the Poets' Corner statue, this craftsman casts his vote for the frustrated fun-lover...

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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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