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Birds in Shakespeare - With Rod Molzahn
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On Shakespeare's birthday, we recall the many birds mentioned in his plays.


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2:00 minutes (1.65 MB)
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Shakespeare's plays abound with birds. A Midsummer Night’s Dream names seven birds in one, short song. The Ousel-cock so black of hue, with orange tawny bill, The Throstle with his note so true, the Wren with little quill. … The Finch, the Sparrow and the Lark, the plain song Cuckoo gray, Whose note full many a man doth mark, and dares not answer nay.

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