The "Chandos portrait" depicts the great poet and playwright, William Shakespeare.
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William Shakespeare was British playwright and poet who is sometimes referenced on Heroes.
William Shakespeare is one of the most widely known and popular playwrights ever. The "Bard of Avon" wrote at least 38 plays and 154 sonnets.
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In chapter 2 of Slow Burn, "The Watcher" says, "Find out the cause of this effect, or rather say, the cause of this defect, for this effect defective comes by cause." He implores the reader to remember the quote and who said it. In fact, it was Shakespeare who wrote the lines, which were said by "Polonius" in the play Hamlet.
- The subtitle of the graphic novel Rebellion, Part 2 is Providence in the Fall of a Sparrow. This is a line from Shakespeare's play Hamlet.
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