European Shakespeare’s Plays

From Hamlet and Macbeth in the north (top left), Henry V in northern France, the Antony and Cleopatra in the far south east (bottom left), Jane Tomlinson has illustrated all the plays of Shakespeare on a European map. There was a good deal of preparation and research to be done before she could even begin sketching and painting. Not least, how would she fit all the plays set in the British Isles into such a small space? Or indeed all those plays set in Italy? Luckily, some plays have more than one location, so Shakespeare built in a bit of wiggle room for her. 

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