Violets and Pansies/1 (Love-in-idleness) 

The pansy, botanically known as viola tricolor, is one of the many plants that William Shakespeare references in his plays.It is a flower that has inspired a variety of legends, one of which is mentioned in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, a play set in Athens, full of amorous intrigues, a fairy wood and various whimsical… Read More Violets and Pansies/1 (Love-in-idleness) 

Marlowe in Love

Christopher Marlowe, also known as Kit Marlowe, (1564 – 30 May 1593) was an English dramatist, poet and translator of the Elizabethan era. He was the foremost Elizabethan tragedian of his day and greatly influenced William Shakespeare, who was born in the same year and became the pre-eminent Elizabethan playwright after Marlowe’s mysterious early death.… Read More Marlowe in Love