Shakespeare really was a man for all occasions, and Halloween is no exception. From witches, potions and haunted castles to severed hands, tongues cut from mouths and loved ones driven to suicidal insanity, Shakespeare’s plays have all the elements needed for the ultimate spooky Halloween event. We’ve scoured the web for the best Shakespeare Halloween images, and here they are:
This is a rather natty poster featuring Shakespeare with a decomposing face, to promote a play at the Oddfellows Playhouse about the outbreak of a plague in 1599.
Take Shakespeare the zombie out and about with you with this Shakespeare zombie tshirt, showing a side of Shakespeare we never knew existed! “Alas poor Yorick I ate his brains”. Gory stuff!
The witches spell is an all time spooky classic, and sets the Halloween scene perfectly: “A dark Cave. In the middle, a Caldron boiling. Thunder. Enter the three Witches.” You know the rest!
It wouldn’t be a Shakespeare Halloween blog piece without a pumpkin. The Pumpkin Lady website has loads of great pumpkin carving patterns, including this one that doesn’t do too bad of a job of representing the visage of the world’s finest writers on a large orange vegetable.
What’s your take on spooky Shakespeare? Got a favorite scary Shakespeare quote or character? Share in the comment section below.