Category Archives: Shakespeare Invocations

Invocations are means to express our emotions, of pleasure, pain and just about everything in between. Shakespeare is an original, elegant and effective source of invocations. Depending on circumstances, the invocation may or may not work, but its utterer will likely be remembered.

Shakespeare, a Horse with Wings and a Holy Helicopter

“O, for a horse with wings!” (Cymbeline, act 3, sc. 2) Comment.  If avarice were not the blindest of human passions, the motives of the topic and egregiously Christian pastor in Texas might excite our curiosity. That avarice seems to … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and a Dialog between a US Judge and a Terrorist

“That which you are my thoughts cannot transpose: Angels are bright still, though the brightest fell; Though all things foul would wear the brows of grace, Yet grace must still look so.” (Macbeth, act 4, sc. 3) Comment.  In a … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Julius Caesar and Unrepeatable Scenes

“How many ages hence Shall this, our lofty scene be acted over, In states unborn and accents yet unknown.” (Julius Caesar, act 3, sc. 1) Comment. Unlike Cassius’ predictions on the legacy of Caesar’s murder, the shameful, shameless and abhorrent … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and the Weather, take 1

“Why didst thou promise such a beauteous day, And make me travel forth without my cloak, To let base clouds o’ertake me in my way, Hiding thy bravery in their rotten smoke?” (SON 34) Comment.  Here in the US Northwest, … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, the Environment, Utah, a Hero and the Justice System

Conscience is but a word that cowards use, Devised at first to keep the strong in awe. Our strong arms be our conscience, swords and law!” (King Richard III, act 5, sc. 3) Comment.  Richard III was right. Conscience is … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and some Unpalatable Truths about Imperialism

“’Twill vex thy soul to hear what I shall speak; For I must talk of murders, rapes and massacres, Acts of black night, abominable deeds, Complots of mischief, treason, villanies Ruthful to hear, yet piteously perform’d” (Titus Andronicus, act 5, … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and the Hard Road of Justice

“ … Foul deeds will rise, Though all the world o’erwhelm them, to men’s eyes.” (Hamlet, act 1, sc. 2) Comment. A victory, or even a partial victory for justice are uneasy accomplishments in the age of unrestrained imperialism and … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and the Extreme Madness of Imperialism

“Mad world! mad kings! mad disposition!” (King Lear, act 2, sc. 2) Comment. Some visitors of this web-site may have already viewed the horrifying and tragic video of the military Boeing 747 that crashed after take-off in Afghanistan.  The plane … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Boston, Texas and a Tale of Two Tragedies

“When beggars die, there are no comets seen; The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes” (Julius Caesar, act 2, scene 2) Comment. The April 15 bombing in Boston continues to dominate the American corporate media. The blasts killed … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Indignation, Orwell, Doublethink, and Corporate Media

“…O, forfend it, God, That in a Christian climate souls refined Should show so heinous, black, obscene a deed!” (King Richard II, act 4, sc. 1) Comment. To add adjectives to the Boston horror is useless. That beings supposedly human … Continue reading

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