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Black cotton t-shirt printed with a wood-cut style motif in red which depicts a bearded man in a crown. The man has his mouth open as if in a scream and his eyes lifted to heaven, the crown is split into three. The man is surrounded by four red flies and in ring around the motif is a quote from Shakespeare play, King Lear (O, let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven keep me in temper...)
King Lear T-shirt (Sweet Temper) - Print to Order

King Lear T-shirt (Sweet Temper) - Print to Order

Regular price £20.00 Sale

"O, let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven!"

Poor King Lear laments his decent into madness on this 100% cotton t-shirt. Originally printed for a production on the Globe stage in 2008.

Also available in white.

Our printer has Soil Association accreditation, so we can be sure that any dye waste is disposed of without harming the environment. Printing to order is a sustainable process.

Every purchase supports the work of Shakespeare's Globe. Thank you!


Materials: 100% cotton

Care instructions: All our t-shirts are pre-shrunk and machine washable at 30 degrees. Iron print on reverse

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Printed in the UK 


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Outside the UK delivery within 5 – 12 working days


Spoken by King Lear in act 1, scene 5 of King Lear