There are many images of William Shakespeare created during his lifetime. However, there is also much controversy as to the authenticity of the various portraits. The following articles illustrate these controversies . . .
Don't forget that many of the theatre companies, the Royal Shakespeare Company and Globe Theatre to name but two, also have a photo archive on their websites. If you are looking for images from a particular play or performance, check the website for the theatre company too! Visit the "Shakespeare in Performance" tab for a listing of many national and international Shakespeare companies.