Wednesday, 22 February 2012

'In thy face I see the map of honour, truth and loyalty'

Shakespeare wrote that in Henry VI. Now a colleague has given me another Shakepearian Map, to adorn the office walls - click on it for a larger version.

Designed for the RSC by Hester Lees-Jeffries of Cambridge University. My favourite line is the red-and-white checked one 'Lovers Under Construction', which leads to Isabella and Duke Vincentio of Measure for Measure: the Duke repeatedly resists marriage, though it appears by the end that he is only testing Isabella, who has to learn the quality of mercy before she can be trusted as a Duchess.

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