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Laura Bruno – Fiona Broome – How Shakespeare Changed Everything – 20 November 2014

laura-of-the-rocksHow Shakespeare changed everythingby Fiona Broome

Shakespeare’s plays changed almost everything that we think about faeries.

Before Shakespeare wrote about them, most people were terrified of faeries.  One of the most frightening was a faerie called Robin Goodfellow.  He was blamed for bad luck, poor harvests, and even death.

Then, Shakespeare suggested that faeries might not be evil… just mischievous.

During Shakespeare’s era, that was a radical idea. Continue reading