the bard, cut and mashed

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Quill Bill.

According to tradition, William Shakespeare was born 445 years ago on this day – and died on what would have been his 52nd birthday, in 1616. There’s no way to be sure about his birthday – he was baptised on April 26th, but that’s about all that can be confirmed. (Inevitably, some people have different ideas, just as they do about practically everything to do with Shakespeare.)

By way of tribute, here’s a cut-up of Sonnet 18 (“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?”) that I made at the V&A a couple of years ago, and my Quill Bill wallpaper.


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  1. I’ve just remembered/been reminded that Sonnet 18 is the one that Tristan Tzara cuts up in Tom Stoppard’s “Travesties”. No idea if I had that in mind when I made this.

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