What did Shakespeare really look like? We have several portraits, which don't all look alike (and might not even be Shakespeare anyway). And now we have a 3D model of his face, based on his death mask -- that is, an alleged death mask whose authenticity has long been questioned.
The image will be featured in "Death Masks," a History Channel documentary scheduled to air Sept. 13.
What do you think? Does the face look like the Shakespeare you imagined? Honestly, I can't work up my enthusiasm for this project. Does it really matter what he looked like?
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Program Reveals Shakespeare's Face (Maybe)
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Could be! The eyes are large and questioning, no? But without 100% certainty he'll forever be unique to each person who sees his portraits.ReplyDelete