The Road to Polisy, Part II

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Though I believe that recognition of how a writer “tongue-tied by authority” could speak in ways that eluded the censors may have crystallized when Oxford was gazing at Hans Holbein’s painting The Ambassadors just outside of Troyes, France, the road to Polisy began in Mantua. Continue reading

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The Road to Polisy, Part I

You may first want to read The Road to Polisy: An Overview

What do the following have in common, besides being times when Shakespeare used visual arts – a painted statue, plays within plays or a painting  – to effect a transformation for characters and for the audience? Continue reading