The Early Modern Commons

Ramblings of a Renaissance Man

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Magical Thinking, Reading Magically

9 March 2014

Magical Thinking, Reading MagicallyThese then, though unbeheld in deep of night,Shine not in vain, nor think, though men were none,That heaven would want spectators, God want praise;Millions...

My dearest love: The Macbeths; or how to succeed at marriage

8 December 2013

‘My dearest love’: The Macbeths; or how to succeed at marriageWhen Duncan and Banquo arrive at Macbeth’s castle, they take a moment to enjoy the surrounding landscape and local...

"sleepers [...] let 'em forth By my so potent art."

25 November 2013

"sleepers [...] let 'em forth By my so potent art."After rising lark-like on Friday morning in order to rush off to a meeting in a dark and secret corner of the university, I had thought...

Class act from Penelope Wilton

6 November 2013

Class act from Penelope WiltonFirst of all, let me apologise for leaving it so late since my last post. Things have been a lot busier over the last couple of weeks than I had planned...