Artistic Interpretations of The Tempest: #5-‘Prospero and Miranda’ by William Maw Egley

The Tempest is one of my favourite William Shakespeare plays. I thought that it would be fun to share, in no particular order, some of the many artworks inspired by this classic.

Number Five:

Prospero and Miranda by William Maw Egley, circa 1850

Prospero and Miranda by William Maw Egley, circa 1850

Artistic Interpretations of The Tempest: #4-‘Ariel and Caliban’ by William Bell Scott

The Tempest is one of my favourite William Shakespeare plays. I thought that it would be fun to share, in no particular order, some of the many artworks inspired by this classic.

Number Four:

Ariel and Caliban by William Bell Scott, 1865

Ariel and Caliban by William Bell Scott, 1865

Artistic Interpretations of The Tempest: #3-‘Ferdinand and Miranda’ by Edward Reginald Frampton

The Tempest is one of my favourite William Shakespeare plays. I thought that it would be fun to share, in no particular order, some of the many artworks inspired by this classic.

Number Three:

Ferdinand and Miranda, Scene  from The Tempest   by Edward Reginald Frampton

Ferdinand and Miranda, Scene from The Tempest by Edward Reginald Frampton.

Artistic Interpretations of The Tempest: #2-‘Miranda-The Tempest’ by John William Waterhouse, 1916

The Tempest is one of my favourite William Shakespeare plays. I thought that it would be fun to share, in no particular order, some of the many artworks inspired by this classic.

Number Two:

Miranda-The Tempest by John William Waterhouse, 1916

Miranda-The Tempest by John William Waterhouse, 1916

Artistic Interpretations of The Tempest: #1-‘A Scene from The Tempest, Prospero and Ariel’ by Joseph Severn

The Tempest is one of my favourite William Shakespeare plays. I thought that it would be fun to share, in no particular order, some of the many artworks inspired by this classic.

Number One:

A Scene from The Tempest, Prospero and Ariel by Joseph Severn

A Scene from The Tempest, Prospero and Ariel by Joseph Severn

My Favourite (Dead) Playwrights*

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950):

George Bernard Shaw, 1909

George Bernard Shaw. 1909.

Some plays: Mrs. Warren’s Profession; Arms and the Man; Candida; Major Barbara; The Doctor’s Dilemma; Pygmalion; Heartbreak House; Saint Joan; The Apple Cart; The Millionairess.

Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906):

Henrik Ibsen  by Gustav Borgen, 1898 or earlier

Henrik Ibsen by Gustav Borgen. 1898 or earlier.

Some plays: Peer Gynt; Pillars of Society; A Doll’s House; Ghosts; An Enemy of the People; The Wild Duck; Hedda Gabler; The Master Builder.

Anton Chekhov (1860-1904):

Anton Chekhov, 1900

Anton Chekhov. 1900.

Some Plays: The Bear; A Marriage Proposal; The Seagull; Uncle Vanya; Three Sisters; The Cherry Orchard.

Thornton Wilder (1897-1975):

Thornton Wilder, Yale Graduation Photo 1920

Thornton Wilder’s Yale graduation photo. 1920.

Some plays: The Long Christmas Dinner; Our Town; The Merchant of Yonkers; The Skin of Our Teeth; The Matchmaker. Continue reading

Happy Birthday to My Love, George Bernard Shaw!

George Bernard Shaw was born on 26 July 1856:

George in my fave suit, 1909

1909: George Bernard Shaw looking dapper in a fab suit!

“My way of joking is to tell the truth. It’s the funniest joke in the world.”-George Bernard Shaw, John Bull’s Other Island

Characters in Art: Lady Macbeth

Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth by John Singer Sargent, 1889

Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth by John Singer Sargent, 1889

Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth by John Singer Sargent, 1889

“Your hand, your tongue: look like the innocent flower, But be the serpent under’t.”-Lady M