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Top 10 Easter scenes in literature

It can seem literature's second-string festival, lacking Christmas's glow. But writers from Shakespeare to Yates to Goethe to Tolstoy have often drawn inspiration from Easter. Here are 10 key scenes and works

Shakespeare, Richard IIAbout to hand over the crown to Bolingbroke and so inaugurate the 85year cycle of depositions and murders dramatised in the Wars of the Roses plays the king compares himself in 4.1 to Christ on Good Friday.

Donne, "Good Friday 1613, Riding Westward"

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