Yearly Archives: 2012

Falstaff – “Lord, Lord, how this world is given to lying!”

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  Sir John Falstaff appears in Henry IV, Part I; Henry IV, Part II; and The Merry Wives of Windsor.  In Henry V, Pistol...   Read More

Wordy Wednesday – “Kill with kindness”

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“Another way I have to man my haggard, To make her come, and know her keeper’s call, That is, to watch her, as we...   Read More

Monday Mystery!

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“Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep.” The quote means “Quiet people are often found to have profound insights.” Guess who said...   Read More

Photo Friday – We’ve Got Gangnam Style

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Wordy Wednesday – “I’ll not budge an inch…”

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In the Prologue to Taming of the Shrew, a drunken Christopher Sly loiters outside a tavern. He has broken some glasses and the Hostess demands that he...   Read More

What if Shakespeare… ran a HALLOWEEN SHOP?

Something wicked this way comes… Shakes-store “Come hither, come, come, come!” [1] “Be truly welcome hither” [2]. “Come, go in: / I’ll show thee...   Read More

Monday Mystery!

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Hello readers! “We know what we are, but know not what we may be” Who said this and in what context? What does this...   Read More

Thursday Post – Shakespeare’s Sources, Shakespeare’s Style

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  When dismissing a work as derivative or limited, one of the most common expressions we use today is some variation on “Well, it’s...   Read More

Wordy Wednesday – “That way madness lies”

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In Act III.iv of King Lear, Lear, Kent, and the Fool find themselves on a heath before a hovel.  It is stormy.  Kent urges Lear to...   Read More

What if Shakespeare…were a MUSICIAN?

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Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments /Will hum about mine ears. [1] I heard a bird so sing,/ Whose music, to my thinking, pleas’d the...   Read More

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