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image copyrightDennis Contreras
image captionWe begin with a picture taken by Dennis Contreras: "Moon and moonlight play a main part of visual imagery of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, I've created this cut-out art photography of the moon with beautiful mysterious eyes as a representation of a supernatural existence, or a vague dimension we sometimes find in our dreams."
image copyrightMichael Ayling
image captionMichael Ayling's picture was inspired by Shakespeare's Macbeth: "Stars, hide your light so no-one can see the terrible desires within me." Ayling's photo reflects this and he said: "When I read Macbeth at school I decided two things, the whole play should be set in the dead of night and secondly we should never get a clear look of Macbeth."
image copyrightSiiri Eronen
image captionSiiri Eronen: "I am an exchange student from Finland and I came to England to study for 10 months. One of the places where I wanted to visit before I go back was Shakespeare's birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon. The picture of the hill is taken there and the picture of Shakespeare is taken from his house there. For my photography exam, I merged these two pictures together."
image copyrightDoris Enders
image caption"If music be the food of love, play on." This quote from Twelfth Night was the thought behind this picture by Doris Enders
image copyrightEmily Rodgers
image captionEmily Rodgers used Mr and Mrs Potato Head to create a scene from Romeo and Juliet. She called it Shakespeare's Toy Story.
image copyrightStuart Hunking
image caption"All that glisters is not gold; Often have you heard that told: Many a man his life hath sold. But my outside to behold: Gilded tombs do worms enfold. Had you been as wise as bold, Young in limbs, in judgement old. Your answer had not been inscroll'd. Fare you well, your suit is cold," from the Merchant of Venice. Photograph by Stuart Hunking.
image copyrightStuart Hunking
image captionStuart Hunking also sent in this picture of a young blue tit that needed to be rescued after flying into his patio doors. Hunking quotes Shakespeare's Coriolanus: "Nature teaches beasts to know their friends."
image copyrightAlison Wellby
image captionAlison Wellby: "Our children are home-educated, and to mark the 400 years since Shakespeare's death we did a project on A Midsummer's Night Dream. Our fairies look quite ethereal, dancing in the sunshine against a blue sky. They cast a captivating shadow against the wall."
image copyrightLinda Chan
image captionAnd finally, a picture of Shakespeare's grave by Linda Chan. The next theme is "pinhole photography" and the deadline for your entries is 26 April. If you would like to enter, send your pictures to Further details and terms can be found at and look for Share your photo link at the bottom of the page.

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