Born during the reign of Elizabeth 1st, William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as THE greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet, and the "Bard of Avon"
Based on the many illustration of the time, this model was sculpted at our studios in Bath and makes a regal addition to the fireplace, bookshelves or occasional table of any Shakespeare aficionado.
Around the Base
Around the base are quill and ink, scrolls and books, the Greek masks of comedy and tragedy, a crown, the famous Hamlet skull, the Capulet Rose and Montague Swords from Romeo and Juliet.
The etch around the base reads "TO THINE OWN SELF BE TRUE" from Act 1, scene 3 of Hamlet when Polonius's gives his final piece of advice to his son Laertes, who is in a hurry to get on the next boat to Paris.