2003

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.091  Tuesday, 21 January 2003

From:           Mari Bonomi <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 20 Jan 2003 09:45:03 -0500
Subject: 14.087 Re: Shakespeare and Research
Comment:        RE: SHK 14.087 Re: Shakespeare and Research

Bill Arnold asks, "For instance, do we know where he got his background
materials for his ancient history plays: Julius Caesar and Antony and
Cleopatra?"

Based on the translations I've read, I'd say Petrarch.  There are some
very close parallels in both plays.

And surely Latin would have been a component of whatever education his
grammar school offered him?

Mari Bonomi

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