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Oliver Cromwell (1599–1658) died on 3 September 1658 and was buried in November of that year with all the pomp and spl...
Since the 17th century, The Tempest has been staged in versions very different from Shakespeare’s, with some drastic alt...
John Dryden’s Fables Ancient and Modern are considered one of his best works, a model of linguistic clarity and elegance...
On 13 April 1668 John Dryden (1631–1700) was appointed England’s first official Poet Laureate. The position of Poet Lau...
British theatres reopened in 1660, after an 18 year closure while the country was under Puritan rule. At the Duke’s Thea...
Book, Folio, Engraving
This magnificently illustrated book is the first edition of John Dryden’s translation of Virgil, the ancient Roman poet....