The BBC celebrated Shakespeare’s Birthday and 400th Anniversary in April 2016 with a star-studded entertainment from Stratford on Avon. Here’s a couple of pictures from my favourite plays- Macbeth and The Tempest- I found on the Net..
There’s great Magician’s Cloak action from Prospero in Shakespeare’s Tavern Playhouse in 1965; the Wyrd Sisters here from a 17th Century print – more bitchy Court ladies than wild-haired Witches. Prospero & Miranda by Reuben Bussey – Prospero portrayed as a Kabbalistic Magician; The Witches of North Berwick from a 17th(?) century manuscript.
And as the John Dee season continues in London – more lectures upcoming at Conway Hall and Treadwell’s on aspects of John Dee’s communion with angels and his system of Enochian magic- a portrait of the man himself, whose life and magic influenced Shakespeare to create Prospero.
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