Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and Ophelia, Othello and Desdemona, Anthony and Cleopatra, together with memorable characters from 11 other plays by William Shakespeare, spring vividly to life in this charmingly rendered paper doll collection. Two dolls, Richard and Elizabeth, are accompanied by a wardrobe of 30 elaborately designed period costumes for the characters mentioned above, as well as Petruchio and Katharina in The Taming of the Shrew, Oberon and Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Prospero and Miranda in The Tempest, Beatrice and Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, Portia and Shylock in The Merchant of Venice, and others. Tights and doublets, floor-length robes, capes, ruffled collars, and tartans are included among the gentlemen's costumes; flowing medieval garments, elegant fur-trimmed gowns, classically draped Greek costumes, and other outfits constitute the ladies' wardrobes. A great way to introduce youngsters to Shakespeare and the immortal characters created by the Bard, these dolls and their meticulously detailed costumes will be welcomed by collectors and anyone fascinated by the Elizabethan era. Brief synopses of plays are included.
About the Author
One of the leading authorities on fashion history, Tom Tierney created over 150 paper doll books for Dover Publications. With subjects ranging from U.S. Presidents to popular movie stars, Mr. Tierney's books are famous for being carefully researched and meticulously rendered. His releases are prized by fashion professionals, collectors, and paper doll lovers all over the world.