Neil Rathmell – writer

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A Journal of the Plague Year

Almost three hundred years after Daniel Defoe published A Journal of the Plague Year, we’re having a plague year of our own. His book was published on 17 March 1722. … Continue reading

February 24, 2021 · Leave a comment

Shakespeare and the invention of theatre

There were no theatres when Shakespeare was a boy. The plays he watched would have been performed either in a church or on the street, unless he was fortunate enough … Continue reading

September 24, 2020 · Leave a comment