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Shakespeare Posters

Few stories have ignited the artistic spirit as much as Shakespeare's plays. Shakespearean art depicts scenes and characters from these immortalized stage performances. Shakespearean plays were created during Elizabethan reign in England. These plays were typically tragedies but with themes of love, hope, destiny, and mystery, as well as sadness and suffering. A large amount of the success of these artistic endeavors was due to Shakespeare's depiction of the human condition and behavior as well as the political and social issues that the playwright weaved into his work. Shakespeare was well known for the fantastical elements of his plays and these elements are popular in art featuring his creations.
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Ophelia, ca. 1865 Fine-Art Print
Ophelia, ca. 1865
20" x 32"
 
Price: $222.99
Sale: $111.49
Romeo and Juliet Fine-Art Print
Romeo and Juliet
16" x 25"
 
Price: $208.99
Sale: $104.49
Romeo and Juliet Fine-Art Print
Romeo and Juliet
16" x 20"
 
Price: $152.99
Sale: $76.49
Romeo and Juliet Fine-Art Print
Romeo and Juliet
23" x 32"
 
Price: $242.99
Sale: $121.49
Othello and Desdemona in Venice, 1850 Fine-Art Print
Othello and Desdemona in Venice, 1850
16" x 21"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $154.99
Sale: $77.49
Romeo In A Mask, 1920 Fine-Art Print
Romeo In A Mask, 1920
16" x 20"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $176.99
Sale: $88.49
Antony & Cleopatra Fine-Art Print
Antony & Cleopatra
 
10" x 16"
 
Price: $114.99
Sale: $57.49
Macbeth and the Three Witches, 1855 Fine-Art Print
Macbeth and the Three Witches, 1855
20" x 16"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $150.99
Sale: $75.49
George Romney - William Shakespeare - The Tempest Act I, Scene 1 Fine-Art Print
George Romney - William Shakespeare - The Tempest Act I, Scene 1
 
20" x 16"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $177.99
Sale: $88.99
Shakespeare Fine-Art Print
Shakespeare
18" x 8"
 
Price: $110.99
Sale: $55.49
Romeo and Juliet at the Capulet Tomb Fine-Art Print
Romeo and Juliet at the Capulet Tomb
15" x 20"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $169.99
Sale: $84.99
Hamlet and Ophelia Fine-Art Print
Hamlet and Ophelia
13" x 17"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $145.99
Sale: $72.99
Death of Ophelia Fine-Art Print
Death of Ophelia
19" x 14"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $159.99
Sale: $79.99
Hamlet and Horatio in the Cemetery Fine-Art Print
Hamlet and Horatio in the Cemetery
16" x 13"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $146.99
Sale: $73.49
Hamlet and Horatio in the Cemetery, 1839 Fine-Art Print
Hamlet and Horatio in the Cemetery, 1839
16" x 20"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $174.99
Sale: $87.49
Twelfth Night Fine-Art Print 50% Off Art Prints
Twelfth Night
14" x 11"
 
Price: $112.99
Sale: $45.20
Hamlet - drawing Fine-Art Print
Hamlet - drawing
 
10" x 16"
 
Price: $114.99
Sale: $57.49
The Merry Wives of Windsor Fine-Art Print
The Merry Wives of Windsor
 
10" x 16"
 
Price: $114.99
Sale: $57.49
Romeo & Juliet Fine-Art Print
Romeo & Juliet
 
10" x 16"
 
Price: $115.99
Sale: $57.99
Taming of the Shrew Fine-Art Print
Taming of the Shrew
 
10" x 16"
 
Price: $115.99
Sale: $57.99
Twelth Night Fine-Art Print
Twelth Night
 
10" x 16"
 
Price: $114.99
Sale: $57.49
King Lear Fine-Art Print
King Lear
 
13" x 19"
 
Price: $136.99
Sale: $68.49
Macbeth Fine-Art Print
Macbeth
 
13" x 19"
 
Price: $136.99
Sale: $68.49
Hamlet - oval Fine-Art Print
Hamlet - oval
 
13" x 19"
 
Price: $136.99
Sale: $68.49
Brutus Fine-Art Print
Brutus
 
13" x 19"
 
Price: $136.99
Sale: $68.49
Othello Fine-Art Print
Othello
 
13" x 19"
 
Price: $136.99
Sale: $68.49
Romeo Fine-Art Print
Romeo
 
13" x 19"
 
Price: $136.99
Sale: $68.49
Juliet Fine-Art Print
Juliet
 
13" x 19"
 
Price: $136.99
Sale: $68.49
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One of the most popular plays that have been widely translated into illustration is the story of Romeo and Juliet. An artist, such as Frank Dicksee, brings the tragic love of these two young people to life in his depictions of the infamous balcony scene. Among fantasy artists like Walter Crane, however, A Midsummer's Night Dream offers far more material for his work. Shakespeare's descriptions of fairies, elves, and pixies are credited for the current iconic look that these mythical creatures possess in art around the world.

Strangely, one of the most popular and sympathetic characters portrayed by Shakespearean art is one that was a relatively minor character. Ophelia from Hamlet has been rendered in delicate detail by a variety of famous artists, including John William Waterhouse and Arthur Hughes, where her unrequited love for unfortunate Hamlet is immortalized. These paintings are sensitive studies of tragic beauty and frequently feature her in the gentle repose of death or looking longingly back at the viewer as though wishing that she could change her fate.

Shakespearean plays have also been addressed in modern works, inspiring artists such as Pablo Picasso in his work 'The Lovers' and other prominent artists around the world. For most artists and collectors, the symbolism and imagery of this playwright's work is a subject that could be examined throughout the ages and still reveal surprising traits of the human psyche.
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