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The Shakespeare Almanac

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The Shakespeare Almanac is a day by day calendar of Shakespeare's year. It follows the rural farming cycle of lambing to sheep-shearing to harvest home, as they are referred to in Shakespeare's plays and poetry. It lists all the high days and holidays, from Christmas to Easter, Candelmas to Hocktide.

Every passing month is supplied with quotations from the plays about chang
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by Hutchinson
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Oct 06, 2012 Wayne rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: history and Shakespeare fans
Recommended to Wayne by: Will
FINISHED!!!...bought and began this a year ago today:

"On this day in 1608 on a Friday afternoon, Thomas Coryate arrived in Venice.
He had walked all the way from his home in Odcombe in Somerset.
He calculated he had travelled 952 miles,
and accomplished this distance from Calais in just five weeks."

What then follows are three quotations from "Coryate's Crudities" -
the first a description of the city: the second concerning gondalas;
and the third re the city's famous courtesans.
The latter is follow
Michael Steger
Jan 11, 2011 Michael Steger rated it really liked it
My daughters and I have just begun using this incredibly rich, and richly illustrated, book on a day-by-day basis. It's brilliant--highly recommended for anyone interested in Elizabethan culture.
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