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Alas, poor Yorick!

By Philip_H
Part of the Gower memorial, situated in Bancroft gardens, Stratford upon Avon. The memorial was presented to the town of Stratford in 1888 by Lord Ronald Sutherland Gower. The memorial features William Shakespeare seated at the acme overlooking figures of his literary characters featured in some of his plays: Prince Hal, Lady McBeth, Prince Hamlet and Falstaff - representing Philosophy, Tragedy, History and Comedy. The figure featured here is Prince Hamlet, holding the skull of Yorick.

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Tags: General Sculpture Skull Bronze Hamlet Stratford upon avon Yorick William shakespeare Gower memorial Bancroft gardens Prince hamlet

Voters: ColleenA, Hermanus, Brovy and 24 more

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ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
29 Aug 2013 6:14PM
Great capture and interesting narrative

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
29 Aug 2013 6:25PM
I just love your narrative with every photo Philip !! This is a super photo of this amazing sculpture !!
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
29 Aug 2013 6:26PM
An excellent presentation, Philip. Carol
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2013 7:02PM
great shot and write up
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
29 Aug 2013 8:05PM
I like your treatment of this guy, Philip. Lady McBeth looks quite sinister I seem to remember!

29 Aug 2013 8:14PM
Different subject, different camera different to my Guarding Buckingham Palace in many ways and yet ------.
I love your composition and crop too.
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
29 Aug 2013 9:11PM
I like the POV and the shot a lot, Philip. Well done!
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
29 Aug 2013 9:31PM
One of my favorite lines from Shakespeare-- interesting treatment which i think works well!
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
29 Aug 2013 10:11PM
Like the comp and whatever treatment it was you used. Good info as well, as usual in your pf!

jdinne 15 16 England
30 Aug 2013 8:09AM
Think this is excellent Philip, your processing has worked really well giving this a sort of Shakespearian moody feel.

CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2013 8:56AM
I do like the way you have presented this, well capturedSmile
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2013 12:54PM
oh dear !!!
xwang 9 56 8
30 Aug 2013 8:56PM
Interesting information.. I don't remember these all... maybe it's the time to pay a visit.. Thanks, Philip.

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