Friday, August 05, 2016

Shakespeare and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston

I've posted before on theories about how Shakespeare learnt to be so accurate in his sailing language - such as at the start of The Tempest.

Could he be found in the taverns of London buying the ship's master a drink in exchange for a yarn or did he go to sea himself?

No doubt it will be an argument that will run and run and it was picked up during this fascinating Prom interval talk on the subject with a panel that included none other than Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.

Well worth a listen to if you can.

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