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In memory of Reg Foakes

  I’m sitting here with my Arden Edition of King Lear, probably the most¬†authoritative edition of the play ever published. Its editor, Reg Foakes (R A Foakes on the title page) died over Christmas at his home in Stratford-upon-Avon aged … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s Dark Lady of the sonnets: fact or fiction?

People have been trying to identify Shakespeare’s Dark Lady, the mysterious woman who is the subject of some of Shakespeare’s sonnets, since the Victorian period. A few years ago Emilia Lanier was the favoured candidate, and before that Mary Fitton. … Continue reading

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