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Shakespeare's Reading


"What do you read, my lord?" Polonius asks a febrile Hamlet in 2.2. "Words, words, words" is the unfriendly answer.

Like the theatre-mad student prince, Shakespeare's own reading of classical and contemporary texts is extensive, and watching him transform others' words into lively plots, puns, and persons is the nearest insight we get into his working practices.

 

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