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Immortal Longings is an artist-run London company specializing Shakespare & Opera illustrations.

What you'll discover: Delightfully dramatic Shakespeare gifts featuring the Bard's best loved characters. I'm passionate about offering inspired gifts for actors, literature lovers, teachers, poets, dreamers, dramatics and romantics. My Opera Series provides art for international productions, giving an illustrated style to the thrilling music and characters.

My unique Shakespeare Gifts and Opera Gifts include: Giclée Art Prints, Art Cards, our Leatherbound journals (which make wonderful diaries and sketchbooks), Postcards, iPhone Wallpapers, and More.

The artwork is created by designer Elizabeth E. Schuch, working with local artisans in the UK and Society6 in the USA to produce gifts. Elizabeth has worked with Shakespeare's Globe, The Metropolitan Opera, The Seattle Opera, The Royal National Theatre, The Guthrie Theater, and other venues around the world to create illustrations based in the world of drama.

Tudor Portraits

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Undiscovered Shakespeare

Not quite a new play... but two illustrations not previously available!

Young King John and lovers Troilus and Cressida are now hanging around in the Immortal Longings shop waiting for you to visit. A boy king sits on a large throne. And romantic blue swirls and frames the romantic couple.


See all the classic illustrations at www.immortallongings.com.
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Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Tiny Shakespeare art

Illustrating for theatre is always a challenge - using a distinct style while suiting the particular play and production. But creating an illustrative poster for a play, or even series of plays, is nothing compared to these tiny artworks!

Stamp artists work within 35mm x 35mm.

Last year was the 50th anniversary of the Royal Shakespeare Company so the Royal Mail decided to commission some tiny commemorative pieces for the big occasion. Here's a great article from Fast Company magazine about the process:
New Shakespeare Stamps put the Bard's Drama onto Teeny Stage

And here's the stamps, packs and postcards from the Royal Mail.

(this article info comes from my minion, Tina, who is a closet stamp collector!)
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Thursday, 15 March 2012

Shakespeare's Mothering Sunday

This week I intended to write a nice post about mothers in Shakespeare. However, it doesn't require much research to realise Shakespearean mothers aren't the nicest bunch. They have a tendency to crave power.

Did your mother?
  • Marry the uncle who killed your father
  • Plot to have you disappear so her favourite child could inherit the throne
  • Forbid you from marrying someone from the rival Italian family
  • A witch who imprisoned spirits in trees for disobeying


So thank your mum for not being Shakespearean!

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Internet age sonnets

"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" -- Shakespeare's Sonnet 18
Proof that Shakespeare is timeless...



Courtesy of http://xkcd.com


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