Yale Center for British Art

Josiah Wedgwood & Sons
Shakespeare characters plate.
Alternate Title(s):
On bottom of plate: Shakespeare characters, all the word's a stage
Published / Created:
England, [1964?]
Physical Description:
1 plate : Queen's ware, cream-colored earthenware ; 26 cm in diameter
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Neale Albert, Yale JD 1961, and Margaret Albert.
Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Related Content:
View catalog record for William Shakespeare commemorative ceramic mug http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/12998905
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Perhaps designed by Victor Skellern, designer of a Wedgwood commemorative mug on the same subject, in 1964. All 10 characters on the plate are included among the 12 characters on Skellern's mug.
Mr. Shuter as Falstaff -- Mr. Smith as Richard III -- Mrs. Lessingham as Ophelia -- Mr. Grist as Othello -- Mrs. Hopkins as Volumnia -- Mr. Garrick as Macbeth -- Miss P. Hopkins as Lavinia -- Mr. Garrick as King Lear -- Mr. Kean as Hamlet -- Mrs. Balkley as Mrs. Ford.
Subject Terms:
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters. | Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Anniversaries, etc. | Globe Theatre (London, England : 1599-1644)
Ceramic (material) | Queen's ware. | Service plates.
Skellern, Victor, 1909-1966, designer. | Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. | Collection of Margaret and Neale Albert (Yale Center for British Art).