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Park's Shakespeare Characters



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Shakespeare for Kids

The picture above is a game that could be played at the Twelfth Night Festival. The game is a large, hand-colored engraved sheet showing twenty-four Shakespearean characters in blocks, each the size of a playing card. Beneath each character is a silly riddle. Presumably, the cards were to be cut out and passed around the table where guests would take turns asking the riddles and guessing the answers.   

 

 



Park's Shakspearean Twelfth-Night Characters. Hand-colored print, ca. 1830.

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"Prospero" from Park's Shakspearean Twelfth-Night Characters. Hand-colored print, ca. 1830



"Jessica" from Park's Shakspearean Twelfth-Night Characters. Hand-colored print, ca. 1830



"Rosalind" from Park's Shakspearean Twelfth-Night Characters. Hand-colored print, ca. 1830



"King Henry 8th" from Park's Shakspearean Twelfth-Night Characters. Hand-colored print, ca. 1830



"Ophelia" from Park's Shakspearean Twelfth-Night Characters. Hand-colored print, ca. 1830





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