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! Gary Andrews

“Is this a daily Shakespeare

doodle which

I see before me?” Ranging from the joyous to the heartbreakingly sad, the daily sketches of Gary Andrews explore themes of life, love and loss – with a little help from Master Bill. Words and Doodles by Gary Andrews

I

began sketching a doodle a day as a diary on my 55th birthday in 2016. It reflected all aspects of my life – work, play, family and so on. A huge part of both my wife Joy’s and my life is Shakespeare, so it’s natural he figured a fair amount. We met at a theatre and performed together many times in his plays (I also directed a fair number as well). In October 2017, Joy died suddenly as a result of Sepsis, aged just 41 – leaving me

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a widower with two young children. The last play we did together, just three months before she died, was Twelfth Night. Shakespeare has continued to be a huge part of my life since then, and a great source of comfort. On the pages that follow are a selection of my Shakespeare themed ‘doodles’.

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