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This site explores curious portraits of Elizabethan and Jacobean courtiers and is particularly concerned with the 400-year-old search for Shakespeare ad vivum, a portrait of the poet painted from life.


Lee Durkee is the author of the memoir STALKING SHAKESPEARE (Scribner 2023) and two novels: THE LAST TAXI DRIVER (Tin House 2020) & RIDES OF THE MIDWAY (WW Norton).