Sherwood and Robin Hood were well known to England’s finest playwright William Shakespeare, with references in ‘Henry IV part 2’, The Two Gentlemen of Verona’ and ‘As You Like It’.

‘They say he is already in the forest of Arden, and a many merry men with him; and there they live like the old Robin Hood of England. They say many young gentlemen flock to him every day, and fleet the time carelessly, as they did in the golden world.’

     It seems fitting on the commemorative 400th anniversary of the passing of the great bard for sherwoodyarn to highlight the delicate summery colourway ‘Midsummer Nights Dream’.

“I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,

Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,

Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,

With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine.” 

― William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream


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  • #1

    Ruth (Saturday, 23 April 2016 15:54)

    And Viola is the name of his shipwrecked heroine in "Twelfth Night, Or What You Will".

  • #2

    Rachael (Saturday, 23 April 2016)

    Hi Ruth,
    A great addition! Thank you for adding to my blog :)