Landscapes of the Passing Strange: Reflections from Shakespeare (Paperback)

Reflections from Shakespeare

By Rosamond Purcell, Michael Witmore

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393339482, 128pp.

Publication Date: November 15, 2010



Purcell has pioneered the technique of capturing reflections in antique mercury glass apothecary jars, resulting in haunting images that seem to move with the liquid quickness of ideas. These images are an attempt to capture Shakespeare's expansive imagination in action--what Coleridge called his "myriad-mindedness": they take a visceral journey into the world of his plays. Witmore has paired each photograph with a short passage from Shakespeare's plays with an uncanny sense of the playwright's intent.