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Shakespeare has had neither equal nor second.

Shakespeare has had neither equal nor second.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

He was not of an age but for all time!

He was not of an age but for all time!
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

[Measure for Measure] leaves me with the sense that life is all there is, s

[Measure for Measure] leaves me with the sense that life is all there is, so we might as well live it as best we can; that being human is not a given something we have to strive for. That the reason we are here is to live and that this involves making man
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

In fact, Shakespeare was right when he said ‘twice a babe once a man’. We a

In fact, Shakespeare was right when he said ‘twice a babe once a man’. We are born into the world as helpless, weak infants, and some of us end our lives as vulnerable, frail adults, unable to speak coherently, or do even the simplest tasks.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

More grief to hide than hate to utter love. Polonius, Hamlet.

More grief to hide than hate to utter love. Polonius, Hamlet.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Death and burial were a public spectacle. Shakespeare may have seen for him

Death and burial were a public spectacle. Shakespeare may have seen for himself the gravediggers at St Ann's, Soho, playing skittles with skulls and bones.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Reading Shakespeare is sometimes like looking through a window into a dark

Reading Shakespeare is sometimes like looking through a window into a dark room. You don't see in. You see nothing but a reflection of yourself unable to see in. An unflattering image of yourself blind.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

This story shall the good man teach his son;And Crispin Crispian shall ne'e

This story shall the good man teach his son;And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by,From this day to the ending of the world,But we in it shall be remembered-We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;For he to-day that sheds his blood with meShall be my br
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

As Shakespeare says, if you're going to do a thing you might as well pop ri

As Shakespeare says, if you're going to do a thing you might as well pop right at it and get it over.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

We will meet; and there we may rehearse mostobscenely and courageously.Shak

We will meet; and there we may rehearse mostobscenely and courageously.Shakespeare, Midsummer Night's Dream. Spoken by Bottom, Act I Sc. 2
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Malone's commentary on Sonnet 93 was a defining moment in the history not o

Malone's commentary on Sonnet 93 was a defining moment in the history not only of Shakespeare studies but also of literary biography in general. What has emerged in our time as a dominant form of life writing can trace its lineage back to this extended fo
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

O ill-starred wench! Pale as your smock!

O ill-starred wench! Pale as your smock!
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

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