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1909: The Forest

One of Frederick Cayley Robinson’s set designs for The Blue Bird, Maurice Maeterlinck’s “Fairy Play” about Tyltyl and Mytyl, the children of a poor woodcutter, who are sent out by the Fairy Bérylune to search for the Blue Bird of … Continue reading

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1793: With Jocund Music Charm his Ear

Henry Fuseli: The Shepherd’s Dream, from “Paradise Lost” (1793) The “shepherd’s dream” in Paradise Lost (1667) is an extended simile that Milton uses at the end of Book I after Satan and his fallen angels have lost in their first … Continue reading

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