The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1835 Tuesday, 23 September 2003
From: Graham Hall <
Date: Monday, 22 Sep 2003 12:44:53 +0000
Subject: Historians Today
Marika Sherwood, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Commonwealth
Studies, University of London writes ('Black People in Tudor England',
History Today, Vol. 53(10) Oct 2003, p. 42)
"[...] Shakespeare appears to have been in love with a black woman, to
judge by one of his sonnets [...]".
In the same publication, (p.31) Daniel Snowman, interviewing Lisa
Jardine, attributes to her the following sentiment, "[...] Jardine
learned far more from her bunfights with the Americans than from their
'dignified' British counterparts [...]".
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between heavy borders within the full articles for the short-sighted.
There was a leader in the Literary Review recently about modern
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