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According to the text facing the Droeshout "portrait" Shakespeare was "gentle". Why then is he shown wearing the collar of a warrior?

The plays are full of examples of both gentle and violent characters.

 

The front edge of the collar is bowed, but it should be perfectly straight.

Here's a practical experiment :

make a hard copy of the full title page of the first folio. Lay in on a flat surface and sit as if reading a big book

such as the first folio. Now start to turn the page such that the paper forms a u-shaped center, and look

along the channel thus formed. If the page is tilted backwards the face is gentle. If the page is tilted forwards, the face becomes violent.

 

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                                                                       gentle Shakespeare

 

 

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                                                                     vicious Shakespeare

 

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The man in the moone was not a buffoon

 

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