Book: Folk-lore of Shakespeare
Author: Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer

Folk-lore of Shakespeare By Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer

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Pages (PDF): 397
Publication Date: 1883

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This is a comprehensive studies of the folklore aspects of Shakespeare, providing a full-spectrum exposure to the cultural background of Elizabethan society. The Reverend Dyer, who also wrote Folk-lore of Women, delves into the source of innumerable passages in Shakespeare which were mysterious even back in Victorian times. Although usually he manages to clear up the mystery, in few instances he has to admit defeat. This book is vital if you want to really understand Shakespeare's cultural context and times. He covers everything from the supernatural (fairies, witches, mermaids) to the mundane: games, weddings, dance, punishments, proverbs, animal lore.