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Folger Shakespeare Library podcast interviews author of recent book on a newly discovered Shakespeare source

April 18, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: journalism, writers.

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. has an interesting podcast with June Schlueter and Dennis McCarthy. These authors were mentioned in a post on JPROF.com in February (and also in Jim’s newsletter) about a newly discovered source for William Shakespeare. How they discovered this source is as interesting as what they discovered. McCarthy is an • Read More »

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Inspiration for a genius: recent discovery of a book that Shakespeare may have used for his writing

February 15, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: books, history, journalism, writers, writing.

Because Leonardo da Vinci kept a vast quantity of journals, we have a good idea about how his mind worked, what he was thinking about, and what he saw. With William Shakespeare, we have no such record. And William Shakespear is the reason we have the English language as it is today.

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