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19 Vintage Photos From Shakespeare Productions

"The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool" So many poses, so much make-up and Elizabethan costuming!

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2. Why should a man, whose blood is warm within, Sit like his grandsire cut in alabaster?

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Charles Quartermaine as Gratiano and Dorothy Minto as Nerissa in a production of Shakespeare's 'The Merchant of Venice'.

3. Thou call'dst me dog before thou hadst a cause; But, since I am a dog, beware my fangs

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English actor George Hayes playing the leading role in 'Merchant Of Venice' during the Shakespeare Festival Season at Stratford-upon-Avon.

6. This is the very ecstasy of love, Whose violent property fordoes itself And leads the will to desperate undertakings

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British actress Jean Simmons plays Ophelia in Laurence Olivier's film production of Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'.

7. What, wouldst thou have a serpent sting thee twice?

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Australian dancer, choreographer and actor Robert Helpmann as Shylock and British actress Barbara Jefford as Pertia in a production of Shakespeare's 'The Merchant Of Venice' at the Old Vic theatre, London.

9. Make haste, the better foot before.

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From left to right, Barry Warren, Clive Revill and Doreen Aris play the Dauphin, the King of France and Blanch, in Shakespeare's 'King John' at Stratford-on-Avon.

13. Masters, spread yourselves.

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Actor, playwright and theatrical manager Oscar Asche as Bottom, from a 1905 theatre production of Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.

15. Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is wing'd Cupid painted blind.

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Actress Lily Brayton as Helena in a theatre production of Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.

16. Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more; Or close the wall up with our English dead!

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The Agincourt battle scene in a production of Shakespeare's Henry V

17. What see'st thou else In the dark backward and abysm of time?

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A group of actors in Mr Leigh's Company Court Theatre production of Shakespeare's 'The Tempest'.

18. I have had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was.

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Beatles Paul McCartney and John Lennon in costume during rehearsals for an Independent Television show, 28th April 1964. They are appearing in a scene from Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' Paul McCartney, left, is playing Bottom and John Lennon Thisbe.

Yes, that is Paul McCartney and John Lennon

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