The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0730. Monday, 30 June 1997.
Date: Monday, 30 Jun 1997 14:32:17 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Shakespeare and Astrology
May I announce my web-site, EGMA, to SHAKSPERians.
It's now widely recognised that Chaucer constructed his narratives
taking account of the movements and positions of heavenly bodies on
certain dates. My research shows that Shakespeare did the same. You
don't have to believe in astrology to accept that Shakespeare may have
had an interest in this subject.
Once this is recognised it opens all sorts of possibilities. In the
current posting I give a general introduction to the topic. Further
articles show how The Winter's Tale was inspired by an event in
Bohemia, how it is possible to date Titus Andronicus from astrological
imagery, and how two words usually amended by editors were not
The URL is http://www.sonnet.co.uk/egma/