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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Shakespeare wrote fanfic

 Tweet: Q. Can you see the influence of other writers, besides Marlowe, in Shakespeare's work; perhaps formative early reading?

Well, we knew this, eh? but it was neat to see the British Library's answer twitter.com/britishlibrary/status/768096593350422528

The link in the tweet is to http://www.bl.uk/collection-items/the-true-chronicle-history-of-king-leir-1605
The True Chronicle History of King Leir was performed during the 1590s by the Queen’s and Sussex’s Men at the Rose Theatre. It is one of the most direct sources for Shakespeare’s play…"
The True Chronicle History of King Leir was performed during the 1590s by the Queen’s and Sussex’s Men at the Rose Theatre. It is one of the most direct sources for Shakespeare’s play, although it has some variations - See more at: http://www.bl.uk/collection-items/the-true-chronicle-history-of-king-leir-1605#sthash.G6BbgZi6.dpuf
The True Chronicle History of King Leir was performed during the 1590s by the Queen’s and Sussex’s Men at the Rose Theatre. It is one of the most direct sources for Shakespeare’s play, although it has some variations, - See more at: http://www.bl.uk/collection-items/the-true-chronicle-history-of-king-leir-1605#sthash.G6BbgZi6.dpuf
The True Chronicle History of King Leir was performed during the 1590s by the Queen’s and Sussex’s Men at the Rose Theatre. It is one of the most direct sources for Shakespeare’s play, although it has some variations, - See more at: http://www.bl.uk/collection-items/the-true-chronicle-history-of-king-leir-1605#sthash.G6BbgZi6.dpuf
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