seacoast of Bohemia

seacoast of Bohemia

Shakespearean setting in a land with no seacoast. [Br. Drama: Shakespeare The Winter’s Tale, III,iii]
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Shakespeare set a portion of his play, The Winter's Tale, on the seacoast of Bohemia, which--since Bohemia has no seacoast--has ever since symbolized an illusory, impossible locale.