Literature. Kathryn, Claire, Grace and Devon. William Shakespeare 1564-1616 . 38 plays 154 sonnets. Christian Holy Trinity Church. The Globe Theatre. The Plague . In 1593, the plague was terrorizing the city of London. Reflected in his work: The Rape of Lucrece in 1594
Kathryn, Claire, Grace and Devon
The Rape of Lucrece in 1594
Romeo and Juliet in 1594-1595
Later in Cervantes’ life:
“Those you see there," answered his master, "with the long arms, and some have them nearly two leagues long.“
"Look, your worship,'' said Sancho. "What we see there are not giants but windmills, and what seem to be their arms are the vanes that turned by the wind make the millstone go.“
"It is easy to see," replied Don Quixote, "that you are not used to this business of adventures. Those are giants, and if you are afraid, away with you out of here and betake yourself to prayer, while I engage them in fierce and unequal combat."
A musical take on Don Quixote
Aristocrats (such as Philippe I, Duke of Orleans—the brother of Louis XIV) paid for Molière to perform before the King at the Louvre
Now, among the rest, drunkenness seems to me to be a gross and brutish vice. The soul has greater part in the rest, and there are some vices that have something, if a man may so say, of generous in them; there are vices wherein there is a mixture of knowledge, diligence, valor, prudence, dexterity and address; this one is totally corporeal and earthly. And the rudest nation this day in Europe is that alone where it is in fashion. Other vices discompose the understanding: this totally overthrows it and renders the body stupid.