Sep 3, 2017
"Thou hadst small Latin and lesse Greek..."
In episode five, we explore William Shakespeare's family background, his childhood in Stratford-upon-Avon, and follow him from school to wedlock to the open road. Along the way, we learn what to do in Stratford in the 1500s, how many Annes there were, and why you should never burn historical books just to boil your kettle.
Giles Fletcher, Licia, Poem 28
Bill Bryson, "Shakespeare: The World as Stage"
Anthony Burgess, "Shakespeare"
Peter Levi, "The Life and Times of William Shakespeare"
Peter Ackroyd, "Shakespeare "
George Peele, "His Golden Locks Time hath to Silver Turn'd" from Polyhymnia
Stanley Wells on Twitter re: our connection to older eras
Stephen Greenblatt, "Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare"
Edmund Spenser, Sonnet 54
Kenilworth Castle, site of Queen Elizabeth's progress
Samuel Butler, Erewhon
Chidiock Tichborne, Elegy
Anne Whateley at Wikipedia
Anthony Burgess, "Nothing Like the Sun"
Robert Nye, "Mrs. Shakespeare: The Complete Works"
Don Paterson, "Reading Shakespeare's Sonnets"
Queen Elizabeth's speech to the troops at Tillsbury
William Beeston, son of Christopher
Duff Cooper, "Sergeant Shakespeare"
Samuel Schoenbaum, "Shakespeare: A Compact Documentary Life"
The death of William Knell
Katherine Duncan-Jones, "Ungentle Shakespeare"
The first flush toilet in England
Sergei Prokofiev, "Montagues and Capulets", from Romeo and Juliet (ballet), 1935
John Dowland, Galliard for the Queen and Robert Dudley
Music in the Time of Shakespeare - Teares of the Muses
- The Earl of Essex Galliard
William Byrd's The Carman's Whistle
The Early Music Consort of London performing:
- John Dowland, Flow My Tears (Lachrimae)
- Dowland, Michill's Galliard
- The Jew's Dance
The Choir of New College Oxford performing Thomas Tallis' Spem in alium
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