Since his death, Shakespeare has frequently featured
as a political poet

His work and reputation
have long been a battleground.

His words and his image
have been pressed
into serving many a cause.

Do you imagine Shakespeare to look like a politician?

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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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