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King John - but did he kill Arthur?

Shakespeare’s Sources – King John

Continuing my series on Shakespeare’s sources I turn my attention to King John and the mystery of the death of Prince Arthur. In Shakespeare’s play Arthur’s death is not mysterious at all. In what can be staged as a very dramatic moment the boy throws himself from the battlements with the final cry of ”Heaven […]

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Holinshed's Cordelia

Shakespeare’s sources – King Lear

Continuing my series on Shakespeare’s sources I am continuing with King Lear. King Lear has at least 4 sources Holinshed Chronicles – The true history of King Lear and his three daughters… which seems to suggest the main structure of the story but also Edmund Spenser’s The Fairie Queene, Sir Philip Sidney’s The Arcadia and […]

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