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We take for granted that Shakespeare is something stable and concrete, but in reality the texts have gradually evolved and devolved over time. We also have to consider the changing shape of Europe, which has always been determined by lines of division, whether political, ideological, linguistic or cultural.

It’s these notions of fluidity in both Shakespeare and Europe that I wanted to capture with this logo for the European Shakespeare Research Association. The ESRA panel selected from a range of logo options at the Shakespeare’s Europe conference in 2015, and the work was awarded with a prize from the University of Notre Dame.