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Posts Tagged: As You Like It

Dalí as you like him

The change of pace in this month’s crocodile mystery is thanks to Salvador Dalí. Surely you, like our commenters, recognized those elongated legs. And if I’d shared the companion image, you’d have guessed that immediately as well. Dalí’s backdrop for the court scenes in Rosalinda Dalí’s backdrop for Rosalinda‘s forest scenes But what’s he doing in the Folger Shakespeare Library’s collections?… Continue Reading

The seven ages of man, rendered movingly

In my last post, I described this month’s crocodile mystery as more of a rhetorical device than a question to be answered: what does this box prompt us to imagine what might be? 1 what would this box reveal? And what does it contain? Both a stage and a book. But it’s not just any stage and not just any book.… Continue Reading