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Shakespeare’s Sources As You Like It

Continuing my series of blogs on Shakespeare’s sources I turn my attention this week to As You Like It. Shakespeare’s main source for this play was a pastoral romance written by Thomas Lodge, published in 1590, called Rosalynde . Interestingly an introductory remark in Lodge’s text is “If you like it, so”, and this seems like […]

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‘Hang there, my verse….’

I write this between events at the 58th Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival. In a couple of hours the Shakespeare Centre will be buzzing with the sound of local poets gathering to read their work to each other. This year there will be a special guest appearance from Roy Macfarlane, the Birmingham Poet Laureate. But last Friday, […]

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