Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Program Reveals Shakespeare's Face (Maybe)

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?

1 comment:

  1. 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.