Category Archives: Elizabethan

EMILIA BASSANO LANIER: SHAKESPEARE’S DARK LADY

Poet Niall McDevitt tells the widely known but little appreciated story of Emilia Bassano, Shakespeare’s lifelong muse, and – as Emilia Lanier – the first woman to publish a book of original poetry in England. In the heart of London … Continue reading

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THE SQUARE MILE SHAKESPEARE

Poet-psychogeographer Niall McDevitt commemorates the month of Shakespeare’s birth and death with his much imitated but never equalled walk THE SQUARE MILE SHAKESPEARE. McDevitt proves that you don’t have to go to Stratford-on-Avon or Bankside to follow the trail of … Continue reading

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THE DEVIL ON THE STAGE

It is thanks to the rabid, theatre-bashing Puritan, William Prynne, that we know about an early performance of Christopher Marlowe’s masterpiece, Doctor Faustus. It took place in the courtyard pictured above, one of the great inn-yard theatres of London, situated … Continue reading

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WALSINGHAM HOUSE

Walsingham House is a property located at 35 Seething Lane. It commemorates a former resident of the street, better known as the address of Samuel Pepys. The building is currently undergoing a major refurbishment, accumulating storeys. Walsingham’s visage is obscured … Continue reading

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