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Sadness and the four humours in Shakespeare

The February 2014 meeting of the Stratford Shakespeare Club featured Dr Erin Sullivan, Lecturer and Fellow of the Shakespeare Institute, speaking on Beyond Melancholy – Sadness and Selfhood in Renaissance England. Even her title was a reminder of how much … Continue reading

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The Queen ‘s Diamond Jubilee and the elements

I know I’m a bit obsessed with things of Shakespeare’s period, but has it occurred to anybody¬†else¬†that each of the four days of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations has represented a different one of the four elements of earth, air, … Continue reading

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