Shakespeare, May Day and the Hobby Horse — Shakespeare Institute Library

The celebration of various festivals and significant calendar events were very important to the Elizabethan people – Midsummer, Harvest time, Twelfth Night, New Year and of course, May Day. These seasonal feasts were not, as now, rare curiosities to be observed by folklorists in remote villages, but landmarks framing the cycle of the year. Shakespeare […]

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