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Dylan and Shakespeare

By Stuart Hampton-Reeves, University of Central Lancashire Recently, Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature and in his acceptance speech, he made some surprising references to Shakespeare: I began to think about William Shakespeare, the great literary figure. I would reckon he thought of himself as a dramatist. The thought that he was […]

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Shakespeare’s Sources – Henry VI part 2

Following on from last week’s blog which looked at Shakespeare’s sources for Henry VI part 1, I am going to move on to part 2. Again Shakespeare uses two historical sources Holinshed’s Chronicles and Edward Hall’s  The Union of the Two Noble and Illustre Families of Lancaster and York. Shakespeare selects details which suit him […]

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