• An Illustration for an article on Shakespeare’s linguistic innovation by David Crystal
    'Enjailed', 'portcullised', 'cowarded', 'to lip': David Crystal explains how Shakespeare created new verbs from old nouns, and considers the dramatic impact of this technique. - See more at: http://www.bl.uk/shakespeare/articles/verbing-shakespeares-linguistic-innovation.
    Shakespeare's linguistic innovation. For the British Library
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  • Published in Ted Hughes’s first collection, ‘The Thought Fox’ is a poem as much about poetic inspiration as it is a vivid impression of the animal. Here, Professor Neil Roberts explores the poem’s use of allusion, imagery and rhyme. - See more at: http://www.bl.uk/20th-century-literature/articles/a-close-reading-of-the-thought-fox
    Article by: Neil Roberts
    'The Thought-Fox' by Ted Hughes For the British Library
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    "Ted Hughes has described The Waste Land as 'a drama for voices', 'an assemblage of human cries', 'exactly as in a musical composition, and only waiting for us to hear them'.[1] The snatch of Wagner interrupting 'The Burial of the Dead' – has somebody dropped a needle on a gramophone? – is only the most obvious sign. Musicality is evident in the rhythms of the poem's language. - See more at: http://www.bl.uk/20th-century-literature/articles/the-waste-land-voices-sound-and-music" Article by Katherine Mullin
    Sounds in The Waste Land: voices, rhythms, music.
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  • Conjuring darkness in Macbeth. Article by John Mullan

    Much of Macbeth is set at night, yet its first performances took place in the open air, during daylight hours. John Mullan explores how Shakespeare uses speech and action to conjure the play's sense of growing darkness. - See more at: http://www.bl.uk/shakespeare/articles/conjuring-darkness-in-macbeth#sthash.AvOdjAXq.dpuf
    Macbeth for the British Library
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  • Illustration for an article ;Sovereignty and subversion in King Lear
    "An omnipotent monarch, who believes that his royal blood renders him innately superior to his subjects, is robbed of his royalty and the roof over his head, and forced to experience the bitter cold, the deprivation and the blank despair that the homeless, hungry outcasts of his kingdom must endure" Kiernan Ryan
    King Lear for the British Library
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