Shakesbear

Location: New Street

Sponsor: Vodafone

Artist: Donna Newman

Shakesbear

Donna Newman

This bear is influenced by the most famous of Shakespeare’s stage directions ‘Exit, pursued by a bear’ from Act III of The Winter’s Tale. The bard is from the Midlands and Shakesbear is a fitting tribute to mark the recent 400th anniversary of his death. The design references the iconic portrait of the playwright by Engraver Martin Droeshout from 1623.