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The Plays We Overlook: The Two Noble Kinsmen

The Plays We Overlook: The Two Noble Kinsmen By James Cappio Is there any play in the canon less known than The Two Noble Kinsmen? And not just because of what Moe the bartender did to the manuscript in The Simpsons (see illustration). There it is on the title page of the 1634 quarto: “The […]

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Henry VIII

Year of Shakespeare: Henry VIII

This post is part of Year of Shakespeare, a project documenting the World Shakespeare Festival, the greatest celebration of Shakespeare the world has ever seen.   Henry VIII, Rakatá/Fundación Siglo de Oro (Castilian Spanish), 29 May, 2012 at The Globe, London By Juan F. Cerdá, University of Murcia I presume the organizers of the festival […]

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Shakespeare’s sources – Henry VIII

Continuing my series on Shakespeare’s sources I am going to take a brief look at Henry VIII. Henry VIII was a late play of Shakespeare’s and many think it was written in collaboration with John Fletcher. Typically it borrows heavily from Holinshed and in fact some people have suggested that the lack of interventions into […]

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