Quote from the Epilogue of All's Well that Ends Well: "Now the play is done - All is well ended if this suit be won That you express content: which we will pay With strife to please you, day exceeding day."

In 1988, the Globe Theatre was rebuilt,bringing a new sense of what it was like to experience Shakespeare's own theatre.

Philip Sutton's portrait portrays a genial host, as this quote suggests he was.

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The Sutton Portrait of Shakespeare
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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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