Monthly Archives: October 2012

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

Hamlet Film Roundup!

For those eager to see the Longest Role In English History – Shakespeare’s Prince Hamlet – “tear a passion to tatters” (III.ii) across the...   Read More

Monday Mystery!

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Good morning, dear readers, and welcome to another round of Monday Mystery! Today’s puzzle involves a fill-in-the-blanks… “Love looks not with the eyes, but...   Read More

Photo Friday – A moment of silence for the victims of bullying

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Wordy Wednesday: “Bated Breath”

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Bet you’ve been waiting with bated breath for this week’s Wordy Wednesday! But what does that mean, exactly? The earliest evidence of the phrase...   Read More

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