Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre Hand Decorated Chess Set
Thisnew chess set is about a group of artistes, entertainers and actors living inLondon in Elizabethan times. The King is William Shakespeare and the Queen,Bishop and Knight are intimate colleagues who enact his works as performers inthe Globee Theatre. The pieces abound with allegorical icons from both thewritten and spoken work. Books, manuscripts, folios and feather quills decoratethe chess pieces alongside the swirling fabric curtains of the theatre and thewell trodden planks or boards of the stage. The set is unusual in havingdifferent pawns for each side, the dark side pawns being characterized byYorick’s skull, representing the dark tragedies of Shakespeare’s works, whilstthose of the light side being representative of life, fresh flowers, lovesonnets and eternal prose. More Info on SAC ChessSets Chess Set Specifications King Height: 5 1/4″ King Base: 1 5/8″ Material: Ground Stone (heavy and durable) Hand Decorated Felt Bottom Packaged in decorative cardboard box with formed trays for individual piece storage.
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