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Shakespeare death mask genuine? Where do you stand?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Wanda_the_Wonder, Sep 21, 2020.

  1. Wanda_the_Wonder

    Wanda_the_Wonder Established commenter

  2. Wanda_the_Wonder

    Wanda_the_Wonder Established commenter

    Me? Yes I think it's genuine. And shall I tell you why? I think it's genuine because it's the face of a cool dude.
  3. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Well, that's convinced me!

    Last edited: Sep 21, 2020
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  4. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    God, you're shallow!
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  5. Oscillatingass

    Oscillatingass Star commenter

    Could be any old dead bloke with facial hair.
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  6. Wanda_the_Wonder

    Wanda_the_Wonder Established commenter

    Methinks thou dost protest too much!
  7. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Well, Gene's arguments are just so convincing!
  8. Oscillatingass

    Oscillatingass Star commenter

    It reminds a little of those masks anarchists and the like wear at protests.
  9. hplovegame48

    hplovegame48 Occasional commenter

  10. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    To quote Hamlet, act III, scene iii, line 92- “no”
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  11. hhhh

    hhhh Star commenter

    I've seen a lot of those masks this week. So, English teachers, are you wearing Shakespeare-or shall we think about Edgar AP and the Red Death?
  12. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    I love death masks. They're as close as the present will ever get to the past.
  13. Wanda_the_Wonder

    Wanda_the_Wonder Established commenter


    Bob Dylan at Kronborg Castle (Elsinore in Hamlet) 1st May 1966

    Said Hamlet to Ophelia
    I'll draw a sketch of thee
    Which pencil shall I use
    2B or nor 2B?
  14. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    “God hath given you one face, and you make yourself another.”

    “Your face, my thane, is as a book where men
    May read strange matters. To beguile the time,
    Look like the time; bear welcome in your eye,
    Your hand, your tongue: look like the innocent flower,
    But be the serpent under't.”

    "My comfort is that old age, that ill layer-up of beauty, can do no more spoil upon my face."

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  15. Wanda_the_Wonder

    Wanda_the_Wonder Established commenter

    'There's no art to find the mind's construction in the face.'

    MACBETH (1.4.12-13)

  16. gruoch

    gruoch Established commenter

    There is absolutely no reason why a death mask would have been made of a retired playwright who died in a minor English Midlands town.
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  17. Wanda_the_Wonder

    Wanda_the_Wonder Established commenter

    Other than that playwright happened to be William Shakespeare.


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