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Shakespeare, Ferguson, Reality and Symbols

“We are accounted poor citizens, the patricians good. What authority surfeits-on would relieve us: if they would yield us but the superfluity, while it were wholesome, we might guess they relieved us humanely; but they think we are too dear: the leanness that afflicts us, the object of our misery, is as an inventory to Read More

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Shakespeare and Mass Manipulation

“Faith, there have been many great men that have flattered the people, who never loved them; and there be many that have loved, they know not wherefore; so that, if they love they know not why, they hate upon no better a ground.” (Coriolanus, act 2, sc.2) Comment.  As a means to influence society free Read More

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Shakespeare and more on Physiognomy

“…The tartness of his face sours ripe grapes” (Coriolanus, act 5, sc. 4) Comment. The preceding blog (Mar 16, 2013, title, “Shakespeare, Physiognomy, the Pope and Lavater”) triggered a few direct e-mails and a comment, more or less condemning the practice to judge a person from his appearance, notably his/her face. Who could disagree?  But Read More

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Shakespeare and a Valiant Woman

“… It is held, That valour is the chiefest virtue And most dignifies the haver.” (Coriolanus, act 2, sc. 2) Comment.  Malalai Joya, 34, a courageous Afghan woman, first gained international attention in 2003 when she spoke out publicly against the domination of warlords. As you may conclude from what follows, she is indeed dignified Read More

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Shakespeare on Straight Talk, Sincerity and No Beating Around the Bush

“What I think I utter and spend my malice in my breath.” (Coriolanus, act 2, sc. 1) Tips for use.  A good way to declare both your sincerity, particularly if there is a hint or innuendo that you may be hiding something. A characteristic or quality that would be ideal with many a politician. Or Read More

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