Winter Sunrise

“‘Winter Surise’ was meant to be the first part of a long poem. I have added to it a first draft of the next section, including some of the broken lines to give an idea of what was forming in his mind.” [Cicely Binyon’s foreword to the booklet ]

Shakespeare’s History Plays

Preface Part I: The Background The Cosmic Background Introductory The Context of History The Elizabethan World Order Shakespeare’s Access to the Doctrine The Historical Background Machiavelli The Medieval Norm Froissart and Tito Livio Medieval Anticipations The Tudor Myth Polydore Vergil Sir Thomas More Hall Holinshed The Uses of History Elizabethan Notions of recent English History …

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Life in Shakespeare’s England

Preface   J. Dover Wilson England and the English (Richard II, Henry V etc.) England, the English, birth and rank, snobbery, English women Part One: Shakespeare’s Youth, Stratford, 1564-86 Born 1564: son of a farmer and shopkeeper of Stratford-upon-Avon: probably attends the free grammar school of the town The Countryside Midsummer Night’s Dream, induction to The …

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