Shakespeare Characters

There were eleven characters created for the Shakespeare series - We have learned from a collector friend that there was originally a Tower Walk Shakespeare, (numbered S/505), but it seems that in later times, S/505 was used instead for Falstaff .   Sadly, we do not have pictures of  Titania

The pictures of Bottom shown here, (who came with a delightful rubber donkey's head), were retrieved from an internet source whose origin is now lost. (Apologies to original owner for reproducing these here)

Our grateful thanks to our good friend and fellow collector Alice, for sending us some fabulous pictures, of variations of some Shakespeare characters - and allowing us to share them all with you.   Here are the new dolls from Alice's collection, whose pictures we have just added :

  • S/503 Romeo - A very smart and attractive version of this doll
  • S/504 Juliet - a beautiful Tower Walk doll
  • S/505 William Shakespeare - A very early (and excellent) Tower Walk doll 
  • S/511 Oberon, who is simply stunning!!!

The full list is here : 

S/501 MacBeth
S/502 Lady MacBeth
S/503  Romeo 
S/504  Juliet 
S/505 William Shakespeare (early - Tower Walk doll)
S/505 Falstaff
S/506  Hamlet 
S/507  Ophelia 
S/508  Bottom 
S/509  Anne Hathaway
S/510  Titania 
S/511 Oberon

There were three other dolls of William Shakespeare made by Peggy Nisbet -

  • P/617, (Portrait Series, sometimes referred to as the "Fancy" Will Shakespeare)
  • P/682, (for Heritage Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon, to celebrate his 400th anniversary),   and finally
  • 85-6140, made for Madame Tussaud in 1990

Their pictures are also included here, for completeness

The doll pictures will auto run as a slide show in the window above.   Alternatively, you may control the slideshow manually :

  • Place the cursor at the bottom of the window to access thumbnail and navigation control bar
  • Click on the “?” (question mark) symbol (bottom left hand side of the control bar) for a detailed explanation of the controls
  • See a full screen slideshow by clicking on the “Square with Arrow” symbol (2nd from right on the control bar)
  • Use the keyboard arrow keys to move forward and back through the slideshow, as desired
  • Use the “ESC” key to leave full screen mode


21st September 2023


Important Announcement


My dear wife, Christine, passed away on the 8th December, 2021after 8 weeks in hospital. I was by her side, when she slipped away from me peacefully, with no pain or suffering.


Chris had been struggling with a slow decline in health, associated with a progressive, untreatable, and ultimately terminal lung disease, and finally succumbed to her old adversary, Pneumonia.


We had been friends for 55 years, together as a couple for 50 years, and married just a month short of 48 years, when she died.   


This website was Chris's idea, and I did all the technical stuff, to make it work.   After news of Chris's passing reached her close friends in the doll collecting world, I was deeply touched and gratified to hear their tributes to my dear wife, and I must thank them all for their kindness and support.   Ultimately, it was her doll friends that gave me the courage to continue with the website.


In the months before her eventual hospitalisation, Chris had outlined a number of additions and changes she wanted to make to the website, and it is my intention to honour those wishes, and to implement the changes we had considered, over the coming weeks and months.


I must apologise to all those who have written to us via the website, only to have your emails go unanswered.   Unfortunately, the email system had been hacked aroung the time Chris was going into hospital, and many emails must have been lost, as a result.


As you might imagine, I felt completely broken by Chris's loss, and it is only now, almost 22 months after her passing, that I have felt strong enough to even look at the website again.   


My aim is to continue with the website, and to implement Chris's aims for her many new ideas as soon as I can.   In the meantime, I have hopefully got the email system sorted out, and I will attempt to answer any enquiries as soon as I can, and to send replies with the same high degree of accuracy that a reply from Chris would have had.


From now on, I will be flying solo, whilst my co-pilot and guide will be soaring much higher, (though she is always in my heart, and in my thoughts).


My thanks to all our website visitors for your continued support


Dave (also known as Arthur), and Chris, (my lost love, Guinevere)


Christine Poulten

25th December 1949 - 8th December 2021