'The Curious Mystery of the ‘Olimpick Games’: did Shakespeare know Dover…and does it matter?’

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dc.contributor.author Williams, Jean en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-22T15:59:09Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-22T15:59:09Z
dc.date.issued 2009-06
dc.identifier.citation Williams, J. (2009) 'The Curious Mystery of the ‘Olimpick Games’: did Shakespeare know Dover…and does it matter?’ Sport in History 29 (2) pp. 150-171 Special Edition Sport and Literature ed. Jeff Hill and Jean Williams en
dc.identifier.issn 1746-0263
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/5788
dc.description.abstract The First half of the article looks ar the period 1612 to 1642 when Robert Dover reinvented the existing Cotswold Games as annual 'Olimpick' celebrations of sport and, to an extent, popular culture. The second section reviews subsequent published editions of the Annalia Dubrensia, a collection of poems written in celebration of the Games abd first published by Dover in 1636. Examining the changing meaning of the Annalia as a text is intended to critique simplistic notions that place oursporting and literary heritage as part of the 'Merrie England' industry, particularly in the context of the so-called Cultural Olympiad in the approach to 2012. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Taylor and Francs en
dc.subject Cotswold en
dc.subject Olimpick Games en
dc.subject Robert Dover en
dc.subject William Shakespeare en
dc.subject Annalia Dubrensia en
dc.title 'The Curious Mystery of the ‘Olimpick Games’: did Shakespeare know Dover…and does it matter?’ en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17460260902872602
dc.researchgroup International Centre for Sports History and Culture en
dc.peerreviewed Yes en


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