Imagining Shakespeare: What’s your favorite “statue scene” from “The Winter’s Tale?”

To celebrate Folger Theatre’s new production of The Winter’s Tale, we asked our followers on Twitter and Instagram to share stagings and illustrations of the famous “statue scene” from the end of the play with the hashtag #ImaginingShakespeare. We also delved into the Folger collection and shared some images of our own. Check those out and learn more about the scene in our previous post.

We got responses from Shakespeare companies, scholars, and former Hermiones. Here are a few of our favorites: 

Finally, Twitter user @Judy1564 reminds us that The Winter’s Tale isn’t the only story that prominently features a statue. The characters in Shakespeare’s play might have to escape bears, but at least they don’t have to deal with apes.

A huge thank you to all of our friends who shared a statue scene! Keep an eye on #ImaginingShakespeare as we explore more iconic scenes from Shakespeare’s plays with the help of the Folger collection.

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