Wooster and Jeeves Take the Winters Tale

Wooster and Jeeves Take the Winters Tale

The Bear

The play contains one of the most famous Shakespearean stage directions: Exit, pursued by a bear, presaging the offstage death of Antigonus. It is not known whether Shakespeare used a real bear from the London bear-pits ( 23)  or an actor in bear costume. The Royal Shakespeare Company, in one production of this play, used a large sheet of silk which moved and created shapes, to symbolise both the bear and the gale in which Antigonus is traveling.

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The Sea Raiders Weary, Determined by H.G. Wells

The Sea Raiders Weary, Determined by H.G. Wells

"In a minute, regarding this again, he perceived that his judgment was in fault, for over this struggle circled a number of birds, jackdaws and gulls for the most part, the latter gleaming blindingly when the sunlight smote their wings, and they seemed minute in comparison with it. And his curiosity was, perhaps, aroused all the more strongly because of his first insufficient explanations." - HG Wells The Sea Raiders

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Dashwood Sisters Navigate Sea Monsters, Dark Secrets and More

 Dashwood Sisters Navigate Sea Monsters, Dark Secrets and More

"Lady Middleton piqued herself upon the eleogance and extravagance of her table, and all her domestic arrangements, she loved to surprise English visitors with displays of hospitality native to her homeland, such as flavouring her soups with monkey urine and not telling anyone she had done so util the bowl had been drained."  - Ben H. Winters, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters

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