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 (?-23 April 1616) is one of the most widely known and popular playwrights ever. The "Bard of Avon" wrote at least 38 plays and 154 sonnets. His works have been translated into every major language and have been preformed more than any other playwright's. He had three children with his wife Anne Hathaway. He was the partial owner of the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men, as well as the Globe Theater. Little is known of his personal life, and many controversies surround him.
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 title of a page from chapter 5 of Slow Burn is "Wherefore Art Thou, Amanda?" This line is paraphrased from Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. "Juliet" really says, "Wherefore are thou, Romeo?" Also in chapter 5, The Watcher says to Chris, "How far that little candle throws its beams. So shines a good deed in a naughty world." "Portia" says this in Act 5, Scene I of The Merchant of Venice.
- 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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