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Get Wilde

Bored on your commute home? You’re in fine company. In The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde wrote, “I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train.” You can actually read Wilde’s Life and Confessions as a … Continue reading

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Watch and Listen: Dr. Abigail Williams on Poetic Miscellanies

In the podcast Only Collect: An Introduction to the World of the Poetic Miscellany (video/audio), Dr. Abigail Williams talks about 18th century poetic miscellanies and what they can reveal about literary and historical trends in readership. As the director of … Continue reading

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Read and Listen: Thomas Dekker and The Shoemaker’s Holiday

Dr. Emma Smith gives a podcast lecture on Thomas Dekker’s The Shoemaker’s Holiday (read the play here), and the gritty reality behind the festive comedy. First, some background on Dekker that may provide helpful context while listening to the podcast: … Continue reading

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John Webster: A Darker Playwright for Renaissance England

In the 1998 film Shakespeare in Love, a young boy seen feeding a live mouse to a cat identifies himself as John Webster.  When Will Shakespeare asks the boy what he thought of Titus Andronicus, Webster replies, “I like it … Continue reading

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