Thisbe from Mythology Picture

This is Thisbe from the myth of Pyramus and Thisbe. The story is told by Ovid and it is retold in a form by Shakespeare in -Midsummer Night's Dream-, so you may know the tale.

If you don't, here's the basic gist if you're interested. A guy (Pyramus) and a girl (Thisbe) are madly in love with each other, and they just happen *cough* to live in connected houses. Each house shares a wall with another. In the wall is a crack, and the two lovers use this crack to speak to one another when no one else is looking. The tale ends tragically, filled with blood, guts, slaughter, gore, suicide, complete with raw descriptions and melodramatic passion (at least in Ovid's version), but I'm sure you don't want me to continue. (I'm starting to write a tangent. ^^;; )

My version is a picture of Thisbe on a day when Pyramus has been kept from talking to her, (before their deaths of course). The scuffle marks are my interpretation of another impetus to killing herself once Pyramus commits suicide.

There are a lot of mistakes...
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