Sydney – William Shakespeare

The great English dramatist and poet, William Shakespeare died 399 years ago today. In Sydney, Australia there is an impressive monument to the Bard, which was erected in 1926. The sculpture was commissioned by a private citizen, Henry Gullett, who was a newspaper editor.

Figures from Shakespeare’s plays, such as Juliet and Falstaff, plus a quote from the Tempest make this a very interesting memorial. It’s location on a traffic island near the State Library make it a little inaccessible, but it is well worth seeking out.

Shakespeare Memorial Sydney




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