Sir Hugh Evans tests Will Page, in a scene from 'The Merry Wives of Windsor'
The shoolmaster Sir Hugh Evans tests Will Page on his Latin
in a scene from 'The Merry Wives of Windsor'

 
 
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE may well have been drawing on his own memories of the schoolroom when he included a parody of a typical sixteenth-century Latin lesson in The Merry Wives of Windsor.

Here, "Educating Shakespeare" looks at what education was like in Shakespeare's time and how his schooldays influenced his works. And in "The Library" there's a guide to sources of information on Elizabethan education.

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