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13 Shakespeare Posters

I spent the past weekend hanging with my lovely aunt Karen, who is super-interesting for many reasons. One of those is the fact that, ever since I've known her, she has been working to see staged performances of every single play written by William Shakespeare. (And if you know anything about Shakespeare, you know that he wrote 37 of them--give or take--and that not all of them are performed that often, particularly the histories.)

I just love this little tidbit about her--and she's only got 11 more to go (an amazing feat!). Are you working your way through anything fun? Lemme know--I am always looking for great lists to tackle...

Othello (two-sided poster) for the Denver Center Theater Company

Much Ado About Nothing by Jen Hamilton

Set of Shakespeare Posters by Yann Legendre

Shakespeare in the Park poster (2003) by Pentagram

Shakespeare in the Park poster (2008) by Pentagram

Macbeth by Alex Leonard Design

The Winter's Tale by Kyra Porada Design

The Tempest by Bill Martin

Here's a 14th! Found it recently from Obvious State:

Images linked to their sources


Reader Comments (3)

These are all wonderful and worthy of framing. Examples like these make me so happy and inspired.

March 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJorge

I can only imagine how ingenious the adaptations of these plays must be based on the posters alone! Particularly the MSU Much Ado one. Makes me want to get back on that train....

March 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLauren Z

I want them all!

I have seen so many Shakespeare plays. Many of them included Evan! He was a mighty fine Claudio. ;)

March 31, 2010 | Unregistered Commenternichole

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