Shakespeare’s plays are about performance. So in the bricolage introductions to each play we supplement the verbal reactions to the work with visual responses. In total, there are over 100 pictures.

These generally include one image of a live performance, and a second representing some other art-form: a painting or engraving or drawing, a marketing image (a poster or its postmodern equivalent, a digital image for online publicity), a performance photograph of a ballet, opera, or musical inspired by the work.

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