Monthly Archives: October 2012

Shakespeare on Social Issues and the 1%

“…Let the superfluous and lust-dieted man, That slaves your ordinance, that will not see Because he doth not feel, feel your power quickly; So distribution should undo excess, And each man have enough.” (King Lear, act 4, sc. 1) Comments. … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on the Uses of Poetry

“Truly, I would the gods had made thee poetical.” (As You Like It, act 3, sc. 3) Comments.  The Greeks had not one but four Muses of Poetry, Calliope (Epic poetry), Euterpe (Lyric poetry), Thalia Pastoral poetry) and Polyhymnia (Sacred … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Age, Birthdays and the Passing of Time

“My glass shall not persuade me I am old As long as youth and thou are of one date.” (Sonnet 22) Comments.  Isn’t it true that we can see youth reflected back, at least virtually or in imagination? The idea … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on the Pretended Difference between Obama and Romney

“…the weight of a hair will turn the scales between their avoirdupois.” (King Henry IV part 2, act 2, sc. 4) Comments.  Some of us cannot even watch a so called presidential debate – there are limits as to being … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on the Speed of Thought

“For nimble thought can jump both sea and land, As soon as think the place where he would be.” (Sonnet 44) Comments.  Modern electronics has erased distances creating an almost instant virtual presence among people who may even live at … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Turncoats and Opportunism

“Well, whiles I am a beggar, I will rail And say there is no sin but to be rich; And being rich, my virtue then shall be To say there is no vice but beggary.” (King John, act 2, sc. … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on the Unbelievable, Were it not True

“Or sleep I now and think I hear all this? What error drives our eyes and ears amiss?” (Comedy of Errors, act 2, sc. 2) Comments.  Unbelievable! This, I am pretty sure, will be the reaction of viewers of this … Continue reading

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