3.11.2009

Shakespeare's First Venue Found
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Portraiture of some of history's outstanding creatives is undergoing a renaissance. Just a couple of weeks ago, a depiction of Leonardo's actual visage was found in Italy.


New portrait of Leonardo Da Vinci




Then on Monday, a painting (above) believed to be Shakespeare's image was revealed. In contrast, the familiar image of Shakespeare from every hardcover compendium of his plays usually preceding the boring preamble of dry criticism by one literary don or another, may not in fact be his actual likeness but a kind of caricature.

Today, the first performance venue where the bard's work was displayed is being acknowledged, not the globe, just yet, taking a cue from Rosella Lorenzi at Discovery.

BBC report.

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