Friday, April 3, 2009

1500 to 1599: Phoenix Nest to Comedy of Errors

R.S. British. 1593. Poetry. The Phoenix Nest. One of the finest Elizabethan collections of poetry.

Robert Southwell. British. 1593. Poetry. The Burning Babe. Poet has vision of suffering infant Christ on Christmas Day.

Shakespeare. British. 1594. Play. A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Fairy Puck’s juice makes people love the first object they see on awakening. Many merry mixups with pairs of lovers.

Shakespeare. British. 1594. Play. The Tragedy of King Richard III. Richard exterminates all who in any way obstructs his succession to the throne.

Shakespeare. British. 1594. Play. The Comedy of Errors. Identical twins both named Antipholus with identical twin servants, both named Dromio. Separated. Mixup.

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