Folk-lore of Shakespeare

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DigiCat, 15/09/2022 - 461 páginas
This informative book contains lots of information that will delight the fans of Shakespeare, folklore, and the student of history. The book handles three primary areas, including supernatural creatures, like ghosts and witches, natural history, and social matters, like traditions and children's games.
 

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PREFACE
40
PROVERBS
MARRIAGE
CHAPTER XIV
CHAPTER XV
MISCELLANEOUS CUSTOMS
INDEX
PUNISHMENTS
ENGLISH CLASSICS

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Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer (1848–1923) was an English clergyman and prolific writer with a keen interest in the idiosyncrasies of plant and animal life, especially in relation to traditional customs and beliefs. Educated at Worcester College, Oxford, he became an ordained Anglican priest and served in various parishes. Thiselton-Dyer's passion for the intersection of nature and culture is evident in his seminal work, 'Folk-lore of Shakespeare' (1883), which examines the botanical, zoological, and folkloristic elements found within the bard's oeuvre. This scholarly pursuit reveals an erudite interpretation of how Shakespeare's use of folklore reflects and informs Elizabethan and Jacobean society. The painstakingly gathered references to flora and fauna in 'Folk-lore of Shakespeare' are a testament to Thiselton-Dyer's meticulous research and his contribution to interdisciplinary studies. His literary style combines an academic approach with accessible writing, making his insights valuable to both scholars and enthusiasts of Shakespeare. Thiselton-Dyer's other notable works include 'English Folk-lore' (1878), further showcasing his expertise in the field of folklore studies, thus preserving a wealth of information on British cultural heritage for posterity.

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