In this episode of “The Essay”, Jonathan Bate discusses the influence of John Florio’s translation of Montaigne’s Essays in Hamlet and King Lear.

In this episode of Bbc Radio 3 “The Essay”, writer and Shakespeare scholar, Jonathan Bate, explores the relationship between Montaigne and Shakespeare’s plays Hamlet and King Lear.

Giovanni Florio, known as John Florio, is recognised as the most important humanist in Renaissance's England.

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