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The story of a recently discovered portrait of a young William
Shakespeare traces its origins and history to discuss how it came into
being, its possession by the same family for more than four hundred
years, the painstaking forensic study that confirmed its age, and the
plausibility of its authenticity. 20,000 first printing.

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Reviews for Shakespeare's Face: Unraveling the Legend and History of Shakespeare's Mysterious Portrait:

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Nov 29, 2013

I read this when it came out but I am posting it now to encourage others to read this fascinating book. Current information from 2013: the label, ink and glue on the back of the painting which identify the sitter as William Shakespeare, have been tested and proven to date between 1600-1640. Extensive research has been done on the family of the owner, further linking the owner's direct ancestor to Wm Shakespeare. See http://www.canadianshakespeares.ca/mu...
for more information.
(If link doesn't I read this when it came out but I am posting it now to encourage others to read this fascinating book. Current information from 2013: the label, ink and glue on the back of the painting which identify the sitter as William Shakespeare, have been tested and proven to date between 1600-1640. Extensive research has been done on the family of the owner, further linking the owner's direct ancestor to Wm Shakespeare. See http://www.canadianshakespeares.ca/mu...
for more information.
(If link doesn't work, search for "The Sanders Portrait") ...more
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Jul 19, 2019

I remember when this story broke in the Globe and Mail. Knowing enough of the story at the time, I chose not to get the book in 2002. Over the years Ive forgotten much of the detail and Im glad to have finally read it. The book reads much like a mystery novel. Stephanie Nolans approach is interesting, to say the least. She has Shakespearean experts and other professionals tell their roles in the uncovering the solution to the mystery. The portrait itself is consistent with its alleged age, but I remember when this story broke in the Globe and Mail. Knowing enough of the story at the time, I chose not to get the book in 2002. Over the years I’ve forgotten much of the detail and I’m glad to have finally read it. The book reads much like a mystery novel. Stephanie Nolan’s approach is interesting, to say the least. She has Shakespearean experts and other professionals tell their roles in the uncovering the solution to the mystery. The portrait itself is consistent with its alleged age, but it’s the label chiefly that prevents a final verdict being given. No one can say whether or not it is a portrait of Shakespeare, but in the end it doesn’t change the fact that his plays and poems have endured and will continue to do so. ...more
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Jun 22, 2013

- I enjoyed this collection of essays, and book-long debate, regarding the verification of this 'found' portrait of Shakespeare.
- book quotes:
- "Why should the 'discovery' of what might be a portrait of William Shakespeare make it to the front page of the newspapers? Because, the answer will come, Shakespeare was the greatest writer in the history of the world."
- "After God," proclaimed Alexandre Dumas, the nineteenth-century French author "Shakespeare created most."
- "...the mythic and - I enjoyed this collection of essays, and book-long debate, regarding the verification of this 'found' portrait of Shakespeare.
- book quotes:
- "Why should the 'discovery' of what might be a portrait of William Shakespeare make it to the front page of the newspapers? Because, the answer will come, Shakespeare was the greatest writer in the history of the world."
- "After God," proclaimed Alexandre Dumas, the nineteenth-century French author "Shakespeare created most."
- "...the mythic and legendary nature of Shakespeare's narratives, the richness and density of his work, the self-sufficiency of his dramatic structures, his plays' susceptibility to cultural translation, and his theatrical openness. It is needless to say that he portrays situations that affect us all, both personally and politically, that he creates - or gives his actors the stimulus to represent - characters in whom we can believe, that he deals with fundamental human concerns - love and marriage, birth and death, relationships between levels of society, the need for good government on a personal and a national level. Many other dramatists do these things too, but Shakespeare is concerned not only with human beings in society, but also with our place in the universe. He is, in the most important sense of the word, a religious dramatist - not a proponent of any particular religion, but a writer who is aware, and makes his spectators aware, of the mystery of things, of humankind's' need to seek, however unavailingly, for an understanding of how we came to be on earth and how we should conduct ourselves now we are here." ...more

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