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Jonson's Walk to Scotland

Posted by: CEWBJ Team in News 6 years ago

During this summer, researchers working on Jonson's 1618 walk from London to Edinburgh will be staging a digital recreation of his journey. Tweets and posts will follow his route from 8 July to 5 October, on a daily basis, at the following addresses:

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'Only remember your lines and you are safe.' (1) Epicene or The Silent Woman in Performance.

Posted by: CEWBJ Team in Blog 6 years ago

 

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A Marginal Muddle

Posted by: CEWBJ Team in Blog 6 years, 1 month ago

Contribution by Martin Butler

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A Discovery by Martin Wiggins

Posted by: CEWBJ Team in News 6 years, 1 month ago

In the Times Literary Supplement for 22 March 2013, Martin Wiggins announced that he had uncovered an important new document relating to Prince Henry’s Barriers. Jonson’s speeches, presented at Whitehall on 6 January 1610, had been designed to introduce a chivalric show in which the 15-year-old Prince Henry demonstrated his skill in the management of arms. Helped by six supporters and adopting the persona of Meliadus, Prince of the Isles, Henry demonstrated his chivalric prowess by fighting at pike and sword against 56 opponents. Jonson’s text, spoken by Merlin, the Lady of the Lake, and the spirit of King Arthur himself, is fulsome in praise of Henry, but it does not reveal what the fictional cause was over which he claimed to be fighting. Martin Wiggins’s document, which is the original ‘challenge’ spoken at Whitehall seven days earlier, now fills in that gap.

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‘Volpone fit for public consumption’ – Official

Posted by: CEWBJ Team in Blog 6 years, 5 months ago

Contribution by Martin Butler

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