Tag Archives: Montaigne

Shakespeare and Sensibility

Writing about Montaigne’s influence on The Tempest for my recent blogs has reminded me that my mentor and friend Professor T. J. B. Spencer once said that Shakespeare and Montaigne were the first two authors in Western Literature to demonstrate a capacity to write sympathetically of the sufferings of animals. What he had in mind […]

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Shakespeare’s Deepest Debt to Montaigne

Montaigne, about whom I wrote in relation to Shakespeare last week, is in the air at present. BBC Radio 3 broadcast a play and a talk about him at the weekend, and on Saturday The Guardian published a fascinating extract from a new book about him. In my last blog, taking my cue from Sarah […]

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