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Shakespeare expert overturns fly-tipper myth about playwright’s father | William Shakespeare

The earliest record of William Shakespeare’s father in Stratford-upon-Avon famously notes his fine in 1552 for making a “muckhill” on a street. Now the long-held assumption that John Shakespeare was a 16th-century fly-tipper has been overturned as a myth. Far from being punished, he was simply paying a waste disposal toll for detritus relating to …

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William Blake was the emblem of Englishness – but his art was intrinsically European | William Blake

The idea of William Blake as a figure representing an aspect of Britishness, or more specifically Englishness, is a well-established one. His poems – The Tyger, London and many others – are fixtures of school syllabuses; his brand of fervent spirituality casts him in a line of free-thinking visionary eccentrics (a view not harmed by his …

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The Mirror and the Road: Conversations With William Boyd by Alistair Owen – review | Autobiography and memoir

There was part of me as I read through Alistair Owen’s extensive interviews with William Boyd that wondered whether the whole thing might not be a characteristically elaborate Boydian joke. It was Boyd of course who, along with Gore Vidal and David Bowie, constructed the character of Nat Tate, a hoax abstract expressionist, about whom …

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Boards trodden by Shakespeare found under floor of Norfolk guildhall | William Shakespeare

Boards trodden by the Bard have been discovered under layers of flooring at England’s oldest medieval guildhall as it undergoes a big refurbishment. The 600-year-old oak floorboards are believed to be the only surviving stage from William Shakespeare’s time. The discovery was made at St George’s Guildhall in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, which was a religious …

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Poem of the week: To Toussaint Louverture by William Wordsworth | William Wordsworth

To Toussaint Louverture Toussaint, the most unhappy Man of Men!Whether the rural Milk-maid by her cowSing in thy hearing, or thy head be nowPillowed in some deep dungeon’s earless den;–O miserable Chieftain! where and whenWilt thou find patience? Yet die not; do thouWear rather in thy bonds a chearful brow:Though fallen Thyself, never to rise …

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The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial review – William Friedkin’s final film looks for the truth | Venice film festival 2023

The ghosts of film history can be seen all over Venice, the city where Dirk Bogarde sat down in a deck-chair and died and Donald Sutherland was bewitched by the sight of a red raincoat. One spies their faces on black-and-white stills inside the main festival site and adorning celebratory posters positioned around town. They …

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