Tag Archives: Halliwell-Phillipps
SBT Gl12/127 Halliwell Phillips notebook - The Tempest

Studying in the book of another’s notes

By Sara Marie Westh I am back, with another question from the Halliwell-Phillipps notebooks for our brilliant readers to ponder, since the last query yielded such a wealth of suggestions. Once again, my thanks to you all for your help as archival detectives extraordinaire. To the present matter: I keep coming across “cur.” in the marginal […]

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Richard 'Dick' Whittington

Shakespeare and the Pantomime Cat

“Could not you be contented, as well as others, with the legend of Whittington…” The Knight of the Burning Pestle, by Beaumont & Fletcher, 1613 The legend is that young Will Shakespeare, like a pantomime Dick Whittington, left his poverty-stricken family, walked to London and won his fortune entirely through his own efforts. I would […]

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Digging the Dirt on Shakespeare

Although I wasn’t up precisely with the lark this morning, I probably heard it.   I was due at New Place in time for an interview with BBC Coventry and Warwick. Our Dig for Shakespeare recommences and it was great to see our two lead archaeologists, Kevin Colls and Will Mitchell, from Birmingham Archaeology busily […]

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