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James C. Christensen - A SHAKESPEARE SKETCHBOOK -  TRADE BOOK Published by the Greenwich Workshop

by James C. Christensen

Original Retail Price $19.95

Image Size: 8 1/4"w x 9 5/8"h.
Published: May 2001

Written by Renwick St. James

Artwork by James C. Christensen

Introduction by Fred Adams

Hear ye, hear ye, William Shakespeare wrote for you! (or at least your sixteenth century counterpart). The playwright so revered for his literary talent was also a businessman with an eye toward earning his fortune. He wanted the audience to laugh, cry, gasp . . . and buy seats at the next performance. His plays are filled with sword fights, fisti-cuffs, lowbrow hijinks, lewd references, faeries, ghosts, lunatics, monsters, murderers and mistaken identity.

All of Shakespeare's stage has provided perfect fodder for the imagination of artist James C. Christensen whose wise and whimsical paintings and sketches will inspire you to go sit in a darkened theatre where Shakespeare's lovely language may steal up quietly and seduce you.

The Bard and more than sixty-five of his dramatis personae all take bows in this unique visual tribute to Shakespeare. Filled with fun and countless discoveries for both the novice and the lifelong Shakespearean, the accompanying text has a performance of its own including the notes on the language, the myths, the murders and the eternal universality of the stories.

James C. Christensen
Inspired by the world’s myths, fables and tales of imagination, James C. Christensen’s work adds up to more than a beautiful - if sometimes “curious” looking work of art. Having taught art professionally for over 20 years, he thought of the world as his classroom. His hope is that through whatever he creates -- be it a porcelain, fine art print or book -- he can convey a message, inspiration or a simple laugh. He believes that teaching people to use their imagination helps us find solutions to sooth the stresses of everyday life-or get a little lift to help us keep going. In short: all things are possible when you share Christensen’s philosophy that “Believing is Seeing.” Christensen was born in 1942 and raised in Culver City, California. He studied painting at Brigham Young University and, for a while, the University of California at Los Angeles before finishing his formal education at BYU. Since then, he has had one-man shows in the West and the Northeast and his work is prized in collections throughout the U.S. and Europe. Christensen has also won all the professional art honors the World Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention can bestow, as well as multiple Chesley Awards from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists. Christensen has been designated as a “Utah Art Treasure,” one of Utah’s Top 100 Artists by the Springville Museum of Art and received the Governor’s Award for Art awarded by the Utah Arts Council recognizing the significance of Christensen’s artwork to Utah’s cultural communities. He was inducted into the U.S. Art magazine’s Hall of Fame and is an Honored Alumnus at Brigham Young University for his contributions to fine art and education. James and his wife Carole were co- chairs on the Mormon Arts Foundation. He was a frequent guest lecturer at Brigham Young University, and has also given workshops to large companies and organizations on the subject of creative thinking, including the California Art Educator’s Association, Hallmark and Intermountain Health Care.


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