Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu silk scarf

To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare and the Chinese playwright Tang Xianzu (汤显祖), I drew the image for this commemorative silk scarf:

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I chose Midsummer Night’s Dream and the Peony Pavilion, as they feature so many of the same themes and characters and were written just a few years apart.

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This was part of a box set that includes the text of both plays, designed by the amazing Suo Di at Penguin Books. It is truly a thing of beauty:

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The set featured at the UK-China IP Symposium and the 2016 Beijing International Book Fair:

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