Shakespeare Week is celebrated from March 21 to March 27 this year! Join Peter Ross in a hunt for a true likeness of William Shakespeare.
There are just two representations of Shakespeare that are unambiguously identified as him, both of which may be posthumous. And yet in the first 40 years of its existence the National Portrait Gallery was offered sixty portraits purporting to be of the Bard. So how can we really know what he looked like? This lecture reviews the evidence in the hunt for a true likeness of William Shakespeare and along the way encounters many odd tales of purported fakery and some desperate wishful thinking.
Free talk in Barbican Library, 12.30 - 1.30 on Thursday 23rd March.
Register for the event in the library or here: https://510542826337.eventbrite.co.uk
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