Quote from Measure for Measure, Act 5, Scene 1: "They say best men are moulded out of faults And, for the most part, become much more the better For being a little bald."

This Canadian medallist restored Shakespeare's full head of hair.

But if bald is best, can this be the right profile for the poet?

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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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