Monday, 6 June 2016

Shakespeare's Fascination With The Supernatural

Although there was hostility towards witchcraft and sorcery well before the 16th century, yet such an atmosphere did not discourage Shakespeare and other playwrights from incorporating otherworldly elements in their works.

Early modern drama involved Fairy Kings and Queens, devils and demons, human magicians, minor fairies and sprites, and ghosts and apparitions, all with different levels of power. Discover more about Shakespeare and the supernatural.

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