The Belle of Mayfair brings Romeo to the #Edwardian stage #ArchiveDay

omeo and Juliet “These violent delights have violent ends And in their triumph die, like fire and powder Which, as they kiss, consume” Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet has been a popular choice for artists.  It has also been transposed into other settings such as the film West Side Story showingContinue reading “The Belle of Mayfair brings Romeo to the #Edwardian stage #ArchiveDay”

#AtoZChallenge Letter O

The theme of my challenge is poetry and books inspired by art and/or art inspired by literature.       is for Ophelia    Shakespeare’s tragic heroine was a favourite subject for the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood.   J W Waterhouse painted her sitting on a log shortly before she drowned.  Below is an earlier painting of Ophelia fromContinue reading “#AtoZChallenge Letter O”