Poster of props for Shakespeare's Plays
a dog - close-up
The clown Launce appears with his dog in Act 2 scene 1 of The Two Gentlemen of Verona

(“I think Crab, my dog, be the sourest-natured dog that lives”)
a skull - close-up
Hamlet is handed a skull by the gravedigger in Act 5 scene 1 of Hamlet

(“Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio. A fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy.”)
a vial - close-up
Romeo drinks poison when he finds Juliet apparently dead, in Act 5 scene 3 of Romeo and Juliet

(“here’s to my love! - O true apothecary! Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die.”)
a balance - close-up
Portia’s courtroom warning to Shylock in Act 4 scene 1 of The Merchant of Venice

(“Therefore prepare to cut off the flesh. But just a pound of flesh... if the scale do turn but in the estimation of a hair, thou diest”)
an asses head - close-up
A spell transforms Bottom the weaver into an ass, in Act 3 scene 1 of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

(“O Bottom, thou art changed! what do I see on thee?”
“What do you see? you see an ass-head of your own, do you?”)
a cauldron - close-up
The incantation of the three witches, in Act 4 scene 1 of Macbeth

(“Double, double, toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble”)

Poster showing all the props required to perform Shakespeare’s plays

  • all 37 plays, in chronological order
  • plays identified by numbered key
  • each prop referenced to Act and Scene
  • printed full colour on semi-gloss art paper
  • poster size 59.4 x 39.4 cm (fits A2)

Copies available from the artist, £7.50 + p&p via ebay: