Pyramus and Thisbe from Metamorphoses, second anonymous French translation (Ovide moralisé). Made in Netherlands, last quarter of 15th Century.Royal 17 E IV f. 55 This painting represents the iconic scene from the story of Pyramus and Thisbe, made iconic from Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet". The love between them was so strong it drove them to commit suicide. Their lives could no longer go on without the other by their side.

Pyramus and Thisbe from Metamorphoses, second anonymous French translation (Ovide moralisé). Made in Netherlands, last quarter of 15th Century.Royal 17 E IV f. 55 This painting represents the iconic scene from the story of Pyramus and Thisbe, made iconic from Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet". The love between them was so strong it drove them to commit suicide. Their lives could no longer go on without the other by their side.

15th century (first quarter?) France?  Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France: L´Epistre d’Othea by Christine de Pisan

15th century (first quarter?) France? Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France: L´Epistre d’Othea by Christine de Pisan

Act V scene i Bottom (as Pyramus):  O kiss me through the hole of this vile wall. Andre Lambert 'Thisbe et Pyramus', 1930

Act V scene i Bottom (as Pyramus): O kiss me through the hole of this vile wall. Andre Lambert 'Thisbe et Pyramus', 1930

Pyramus and Thisbe. c. 1745. This shows Thisbe at the moment that she has found Pyramus dead under the mulberry tree. She doesn't quite seem to be experiencing grief yet though as she is not pulling on her hair or pounding on her breasts.

Pyramus and Thisbe. c. 1745. This shows Thisbe at the moment that she has found Pyramus dead under the mulberry tree. She doesn't quite seem to be experiencing grief yet though as she is not pulling on her hair or pounding on her breasts.

Pyramus and Thisbe; Thisbe at r discovering the body of Pyramus lying on the ground at l with a dagger in his side; landscape background with a large tree at centre and Cupid standing on a fountain at l. c.1510 Colour woodcut printed from two blocks, th Hans Wechtlin

Pyramus and Thisbe; Thisbe at r discovering the body of Pyramus lying on the ground at l with a dagger in his side; landscape background with a large tree at centre and Cupid standing on a fountain at l. c.1510 Colour woodcut printed from two blocks, th Hans Wechtlin

Pyramus and Thisbe by Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553). Original painting located at the Neue Residenz, Bamberg, Germany.

Pyramus and Thisbe by Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553). Original painting located at the Neue Residenz, Bamberg, Germany.

Arline Smith and Alan Sharpe with the Pyramus and Thisbe                     stage                    at the Chicago International Miniature Show in 2004.http://www.canadianshakespeares.ca/multimedia/video/m_v_pyramus.cfm

Arline Smith and Alan Sharpe with the Pyramus and Thisbe stage at the Chicago International Miniature Show in 2004.http://www.canadianshakespeares.ca/multimedia/video/m_v_pyramus.cfm

Pyramus and Thisbē are two characters of Roman mythology, whose love story of ill-fated lovers is also a sentimental romance. The tale is told by Ovid in his Metamorphoses.

Pyramus and Thisbē are two characters of Roman mythology, whose love story of ill-fated lovers is also a sentimental romance. The tale is told by Ovid in his Metamorphoses.

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