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William Shakespeare: the Lord of…Misrule??

The Lord of Misrule…well, with all the sex jokes in Shakespeare, I think I can see Will getting along with most any “lord of misrule.”

So, in keeping with the Shakespearean Christmas theme (and in order to give myself a break from writing a paper and grading 20 more), I thought that it would be fun to elaborate on one of the most fun British Christmas traditions out there, the Lord of Misrule (and there is most definitely a connection to Shakespeare aside from the time period on this one, trust me).  Read more…


A Shakespearean Christmas

Queen Elizabeth at Christmas

Queen Elizabeth at Christmas

 I  love this time of year, the singing, the games, the cooking. Many of the things we enjoy today were also enjoyed by Shakespeare, though in different forms…and their Christmases back then ran from Christmas Eve on the 24th all the way to Epiphany on January 6th, hence “the twelve days of Christmas.” Read more…

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