Shakespeare Memorial

by Alexander Stirling Calder

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The Shakespeare Memorial outside the Free Library

Credit: T. Scheid for GPTMC

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1926
Outside the Free Library of Philadelphia

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Here Stirling Calder takes another tradition — paired figures representing Comedy and Tragedy — and puts his own stamp on it. A morose Hamlet leans his head against a knife, while a laughing jester, Touchstone, lounges against him.