I chose the background image for this poster to be a picture of helen of troy from greek mythology as she is the reason the war is being fought and also cressida is a parallel for helen in the play. the quote is also a paraphrase from greek mythology as feel that it brings focus to the ridiculousness of the reasons behind the events of the play.
I found the theme of jealousy to be very important in the winter’s tale and i also thought that jealousy was the main instigator for most of the issues and conflicts in the play. Because of this i decided to use a green monster as the background to represent leontes’ jealousy and chose the quote that i did.
this poster for king lear involves a background photo of opium flowers which i chose because while they are very pretty on the surface they are poisonous which i felt represented the eldest two sisters in the play. their words are pretty and nice but their intensions are not. this was also the reason for the line “beautiful lies”
In making the poster for troilus and cressida I was playing off of the idea of the conflict between personal interests and the interests of the state in the play. The picture is to demonstrate the contradiction between the violence of war and the love for which the war is supposedly fought. The quote at the bottom of the poster is to represent the debatable true motives behind the conflict. Is it truly over love? Or the hurt pride of agamemnon and troilus?
I put a section of The Rape of Lucrece (lines 133-153) into voyant and what i found was that one of the most repeated words (excluding conjunctions) was “wealth”. There was also a couple uses of the word “gain”. In the context of this section in which Tarquin is reasoning with himself as to whether or not he ought to rape Lucrece, I found this repetition interesting. While wealth typically refers to material possessions and more specifically money, in this case it seems as though tarquin is seeing possession of Lucrece as a form of wealth. This shows us how lucrece, and more generally women, were seen not as people but as possessions. Tarquin wants lucrece not because of any of her qualities but because he wants to be more “wealthy” than his rivals.