Kate Posted January 20 Share Posted January 20 (edited) I think this is one for AP to look into, and he may already know all about this, but on this never-ending chain of synchronicities, when alerted to a phrase by Sir Amyas Paulet in another thread that reminded me of a line in The Tempest, I started digging. It seems that the famous words, which also appear on the Shakespeare Monument in Westminster Abbey, from The Tempest may have been ‘lifted’ from a play The Tragedie of Darius by The Earl of Stirling, William Alexander. Is this common knowledge? I sought out the play on Archive.org only to discover it is in a collection of plays, and this copy contains a lengthy handwritten note at the front, saying more or less - from my reading of it - that many of the Shakespearean works bear remarkable resemblance. This seems like quite a find - but I may be wrong. As I say, maybe it’s common knowledge. The headpiece is the same as the one on the Shakespeare Sonnets cover too, with back to back conies. Take a look! Here’s the link https://archive.org/details/monarchicketrage00stir/page/n3/mode/1up?view=theater The handwritten note is 8 pages long. Edited January 20 by Kate 1 2 The Secret Work of an Age ebook Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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