Issue 23,

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New Welsh Review 23, Winter 1993


Editorial:


William Shakespeare's Welsh connection (Robin Reeves)
For somebody who was not a member of the aristocracy, William Shakespeare's life is exceptionally well documented. He was born in Stratford on Avon on April 23,1564 and undoubtedly attended Stratford's grammar school where his studies would have consisted mainly of Latin studies, learning to read, write and speak the language and studying some of the classical historians, moralists and poets. He married at the age of 18 and by 1592 was established in the theatre in London.
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Features

Bard of Lleweni? Shakespeare's Welsh connection by Tom Lloyd-Roberts
After studying Wales's Elizabethan history for 30 years, Tom Lloyd-Roberts calculates William Shakespeare not only stayed in north Wales during the winter of 1593-4, but that he also wrote some verses in a Lleweni manuscript.
The Road to Shiloh by Jon Dressel
The author has come to see striking paralells between the historic and cultural experience of defeat suffered by Wales and the American South in the American Civil War, giving him fresh insight into his American identity.
Almost a team by Peter Stead
The author ponders the myths and realities of being a life-long Welsh soccer fan in the aftermath of Wales's elimination from the 1994 World Cup.
Sad case of a 'perfect' Welsh skull in a Scottish cupboard by Meic Stephens
Meic Stephens recounts a famous case of plagiarism involving a Welsh and a Scottish writer which has only been finally resolved with last August's publication by Carcanet of the Complete Poems of Hugh MacDiarmid.
Shock, strangeness, wonder: Glyn Jones and the art of fiction by Tony Brown
The annual Rhys Davies lecture.
Forever young by Ian Bell
Ian Bell reviews the new, re-issued edition of The Island of Apples and finds it probably Glyn Jones's most impressive contribution to the development of the post-war Welsh novel.
Choice Drama from Radio Wale by Jon Gower
Broadcasting Notes

Fiction

Occupied Country by Graham Allen
Not Singing Exactly by Sian James

Poems

Poems by :
Stuart Nolan
Christine Evans
Gladys Mary Coles
Ruth Bidgood
Terry Hetherington
Peter Thabit Jones
Ric Hool
Gareth Calway
Penny Windsor

Reviews


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Culture and Imperialism by Edward W Said
Published by Vintage
ISBN pb 444pp £7.99
Reviewed by Ned Thomas
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Meaning by Shakespeare by Terence Hawkes
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Reviewed by Russell Jackson
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The King of Britain's Daughter by Gillian Clarke
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Sing for the Taxman by Sheenagh Pugh
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Selected Poems by Steve Griffiths
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A Small Stone for the Cairn by Ken Bamford
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Reviewed by Peter Finch
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Coming Home by Gareth Calway
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the spirit/that kiss by David Annwyn
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The Fabulous Relatives by Stephen Smith
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Gob-Stoppers by Ed. by Chris Mills
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Homage to Dafydd Ap Gwilym by Martin Green
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At The Edge by Ed. by Roy Wood
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The Empty Hill: Memories and Praises of Paul Evans by Ed. by Lee Harwood
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Dressing Up the Valley by Ed. by Lizzie Perkins
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The Regardians by Elisabeth Bletsoe
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Heart of the Rock by Ray Howard-Jones
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Kilvert, the Victorian by David Lockwood
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Autobiopsy by Bernice Rubens
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Work, Sex and Rugby by Lewis Davies
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Fatal Observations by Catherine Merriman
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The Snow Walker's Son by Catherine Fisher
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Gwerfyl and the Great Plague by Gwenno Hywyn
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Denny and the Magic Pool by Pamela Purnell
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Treason at Trefrew by Gweneth Lily
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On a Scaffold High by Gweneth Lily
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Little Magazine Profiles by Wolfgang Gortschacher
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Writers and their Houses by Ed. by Kate Marsh
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Welsh Courting Customs by Catrin Stevens
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A Rather Special Place by Winn Anderson
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The Tiger Bay Story by Neil M C Sinclair
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Old Cardiff Winds by Ed. by Mike Johnson
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Letters

The Jews of South Wales - Ursula Henrique

The Jews of South Wales - Tim Saunders

R S in translation - K A Perryman

Iris Gower's Novels - Denise Ward

Text v Sound - Christopher Mills

The future of haiku - David Cobb

Job from Satan - Idwal Walters

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