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By David Bevington

An in-depth exploration, via his performs and poems, of the philosophy of Shakespeare as an excellent poet, an exceptional dramatist and a "great mind".

* Written via a number one Shakespearean scholar
* Discusses an array of issues, together with intercourse and gender, politics and political conception, writing and performing, spiritual controversy and problems with religion, skepticism and misanthropy, and closure
* Explores Shakespeare as an outstanding poet, a good dramatist and a "great mind"

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It was, however, the least gifted scholar, Mattioli, who achieved the greatest publishing success with his Commentari in 1544. , 338. 18 Knight, op. ’ On one occasion he ‘explains the origins of a disagreement among Galen, Dioscorides, and Pliny, respectively the chief ancient authorities on medicine, herbalism, and natural history’, before proceeding ‘to cite two poets, Virgil and Catullus, demonstrating how their poetry can help to resolve the dispute’, 102. , 82. 20 Pavord, op. , 340. , 267.

Its medicinal applications included its use as an antidote to poison. (B) The only reference occurs in 2H4. Conscious that family cohesion is imperative for survival of the dynasty, the dying Henry IV, a usurper whose reign has been dogged by rebellion, counsels his son, Thomas of Clarence: Learn this, Thomas, And thou shalt prove a shelter to thy friends, A hoop of gold to bind thy brothers in, That the united vessel of their blood, Mingled with venom of suggestion (As, force perforce, the age will pour it in), Shall never leak, though it do work as strong As aconitum or rash gunpowder.

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