Ladies of Shakespeare: Viola

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My father had a daughter loved a man,  / As it might be, perhaps, were I a woman, / I should your lordship.” – Twelfth Night, or What You Will, Act II, Scene 4

Happy Monday! This rendition of one of my favorite Shakespeare Ladies is based on the American Shakespeare Center‘s recent production of Twelfth Night. I loved the Edwardian-inspired costumes for this version, and I couldn’t get it out of my head when I decided to draw Viola.

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Ladies of Shakespeare: Viola

Ladies of Shakespeare: Portia

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Is it excepted I should know no secrets
That appertain to you? Am I yourself
But, as it were, in sort or limitation,
To keep with you at meals, comfort your bed,
And talk to you sometimes? Dwell I but in the suburbs
Of your good pleasure? If it be no more,
Portia is Brutus’ harlot, not his wife.” – Julius Caesar, Act 2, Scene 1.

Ladies of Shakespeare: Portia