The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust recently unveiled a newly found portrait of the poet William Shakespeare.Painted in 1610, this painting is nearly 400 years old and has been reportedly sitting unnoticed in the Cobbe Family household for almost 300 years before a member of the family noticed a resemblance to already-existing portraits of the author. Upon further investigation, the portrait was indeed determined to be of Shakespeare.
Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin, best known by her pseudonym George Sand, was a remarkable woman - a prodigious novelist, dramatist and campaigner for all manner of political reform. A rebellious, cross-dressing, cigar-smoking, scandalously-acting woman writer who lived at a time that was certainly much more of a man's world than today. Chopin was only one of many famous men in her life. After the relationship fell apart, in 1847, he scarcely composed again, before his death two years later.
William Shakespeare and The Authorship Debate: Did he Write His Own Plays
William Shakespeare, 1564-1616, Elizabethan England. Key works: Two Gentlemen of Verona (1589); Taming of the Shrew (1590); Richard III (1592); Comedy of Errors (1594); Love's Labour's Lost (1594); Richard II, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream (1595); The Merchant of Venice (1596); Henry IV, Pt. 1 (1596); Much Ado About Nothing, Henry V (1598); Julius Caesar, As You Like It, Hamlet (1599); Twelfth Night (1601); Measure for Measure, Othello (both 1603); King Lear (1605); many…