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William Shakespeare: Othello
(Flinders University English Discipline and South Australian English Teachers Association, 1991)
Othello is not often thought of as a play primarily concerned with madness, yet that is what it is.
Wyatt’s ‘Patience’ Poems
(Neuphilologische Mitteilungen, 1990)
Four poems starting with the word 'patience' are usually thought of as Wyatt's: 'Patience, though I have not', 'Patience for my device', Patience, for I have wrong', and 'Patience of all my smart'. Of these the first two ...
Mandrakes and Whiblins in 'The Honest Whore'
(The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 1997)
In Act I, scene ii of Thomas Dekker's The Honest Whore (1604), there occurs a dialogue between Viola, the wife of the linen-draper Candido, and her brother Fustigo. Fustigo comments that Candido must be either a mandrake ...