An Icon of the Catholic Shakespeare
Shakespeare - Private Papist
Blog reader Rob Crisell, who is affiliated with Shakespeare in the Vines in California, sent along something I have never seen before - an icon of William Shakespeare. I imagine it's the only one that exists. The Latin phrase means Private Papist, a reference to the fact that Will was a secret Catholic at a time that this was against the law in England. As you can see it's very well done. The artist (or "writer" in iconography terms) is Nicholas Ivins.