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Martha Carlin
Distinguished Professor

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Department of History
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201 USA
Messages: (414) 229-4361/2 (History Department Office)
Email: carlin@uwm.edu
Office: Holton Hall, room 320

The Times Literary Supplement

The leading international forum for literary culture

Published: 24 September 2014

The Bard at the Tabard

Did Shakespeare, Jonson and their ‘roystering associates’ drink at the inn where Chaucer’s pilgrims gathered? An intriguing discovery suggests they did

(This article can also be found at: https://sites.uwm.edu/carlin/tls-shakespeare-at-the-tabard/)

See also: https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/letters-to-the-editor-october-17-2014/ (follow-up letter in TLS) and http://www-personal.umich.edu/~ingram/StSaviour/foundations.html (survey of new buildings in the parish of St Saviour, Southwark, 27 Feb. 1634/5; see 8th entry for the Talbot [Tabard] inn)

Listen to a podcast about this discovery: Shakespeare and the Tabard Inn (Folger Shakespeare Library: Shakespeare Unlimited — Episode 28, published July 15, 2015).

See  also “Shakespeare the Roisterer at the Tabard Inn” — a photograph of the manuscript featured in this podcast episode, together with a commentary on it, on exhibit January 20 – March 27, 2016, at the Folger Shakespeare Library, as part of Shakespeare: Life of an Icon, and in the accompanying online exhibition, ShakespeareDocumented.org

Areas of specialization:

Medieval social and economic history, with a focus on English urban history and archaeology, food and diet, and household technologies


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