Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.
~ William Shakespeare
I like that Shakespeare is lounging around as he writes (in the statue below). I also like the facial expressions in today's paintings, particularly the what-is-it-now? look on Hamlet's mother's face...
Memorial to William Shakespeare, Southwark Cathedral, London
Photo by John Armagh
Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree as Shylock in The Merchant of Venice
by Charles Buchel
Romeo and Juliet
by Ford Madox Brown (1821–1893)
Hamlet Shows His Mother the Ghost of His Father
by Nicolai Abraham Abildgaard
David Garrick as Richard III
by William Hogarth (1697–1764)
Othello and Desdemona in Venice
by Théodore Chassériau (1819-1856)