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Shakespeare's Chair



Shakespeare for Kids

An artist named William Hogarth designed this chair and gave it to David Garrick to display in honor of William Shakespeare. Many people think that the objects carved into this chair represent different types of plays. For instance, the dagger and sword could represent Shakespeare's tragedies.

How many different things can you find carved into the chair? What types of Shakespearean plays do you think they represent? Click on the image for a better view.

 

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William Hogarth. The President's Chair of the Shakespeare Club. Mahogany, ca. 1756




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