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by H. A. L. CRAIG
Sir Walter Ralegh
'The School of Night' was Shakespeare's nickname for an Elizabethan literary group founded by Sir Walter Ralegh. Among its members were such nobles as the Earl of Northumberland (known as ' The Wizard Earl') and such poets as Marlowe and Chapman. Under the tutelage of Thomas Harriot, the mathematician, they studied theology, astronomy, philosophy, geography, and chemistry.
with John Rye , Arthur Lawrence and Nicholas Edmett


Unknown: H. A. L. Craig
Unknown: Sir Walter Ralegh
Unknown: Sir Walter Ralegh.
Unknown: John Rye
Unknown: Arthur Lawrence
Unknown: Nicholas Edmett
Production By: Douglas Cleverdon
Sir Walter Ralegh: John Neville
The Earl of Northumberland: Denys Blakelock
Dr Thomas Harriot: Roger Delgado
Dr John Dee: Norman Shelley
Kelly: Patrick Magee
Matthew Royden: Harold Reese
Peasle: Charles E Stidwill
Doll: Vivienne Chatterton

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