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Oor wullie: Burns and Shakespeare

An academic at the University of St Andrews has claimed that it was as a direct result of the influence of Robert Burns that Shakespeare became known as 'the bard'.

The changing face of Shakespeare

CAPTION: An example of how the work of Shakespeare has been represented over time, this miniature Pickering edition of the 1820s was described as 'intended for sale in the kingdom of Lilliput.'

‘Shakespeare the barbarian’

An academic from the University of St Andrews will explore today why the English language of the mid 16th century was considered to be inadequate and barbaric, even by the English themselves.