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Illustrations - Shakespeare's Women
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2545  Monday, 5 November 2001

From:           Thomas Larque <
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Date:           Friday, 2 Nov 2001 21:56:31 -0000
Subject:        Illustrations - Shakespeare's Women

This may not be the best place to post this message, since I'm sure
there are more academics than artists reading this list, but I am
planning to add some small illustrations to my "Shakespeare and His
Critics" site (http://shakespearean.org.uk) and wondered whether there
were any artists out there with an interest in Shakespeare who might be
willing to sketch a few small illustrations or logos for my site
(preferably black and white, and to be displayed on the website at an
inch square, or a couple of inches high and an inch wide, or similar
small size - the original drawings should probably be larger than that,
to produce a suitably detailed image, but they must be designed to look
good once reduced to the smaller size, and in a reasonably low - quick
loading - resolution).

If nobody is interested then I can always follow the spirit of my site
(which reprints old writings about or related to Shakespeare) and
reproduce out-of-copyright illustrations from the 19th Century, but I
thought that it would be nice to link up with a modern artist if anybody
was interested.  Since a significant portion of my sources are dedicated
to female writers writing about Shakespeare's women (to date mainly
about Ophelia) I would initially be most interested in small logos or
illustrations depicting or inspired by Shakespeare's female characters
(particularly Ophelia).

Please pass this message on to any artists who might be interested, and
if you are such an artist please get in touch with me via E-Mail
(
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 ).  I am afraid that I cannot possibly afford
to pay for illustrations (my website is academic, voluntary, and not for
profit), but I would be happy to include links on the site to the E-Mail
address or website of any artist whose work I include, which I suppose
could lead to commissions or at least public interest from visitors who
liked your work.

Please feel free to repost this message anywhere that you think suitable
artists may be present.

Thanks for your help.

Thomas Larque.
"Shakespeare and His Critics"
http://shakespearean.org.uk

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