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Shakespeare for Those who Complain about the Weather

“… entreat the north To make his bleak wind kiss my parched lips, And comfort me with cold – I do not ask you much, But beg cold comfort.” (King John, act 5, sc. 7) Comments. Apart from the oncoming … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and the Pleasure of Coming Home

“…to England then: Where ne’er from France arrived more happy men” (King Henry V, act 4, sc. 8) Comments. It’s good to be back home again (as the song goes), and the webmaster thanks all viewers who have sent comments … Continue reading

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Cheer up with a Shakespearean Cheer-up Quote

“… Cheer your heart; Be you not troubled with the time, which drives O’er your content these strong necessities; But let determined things to destiny Hold unbewail’d their way” (Antony and Cleopatra, act 3, sc. 6) Comments.  According to scientists … Continue reading

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Seven Ages of Man, take 7, Last Scene of All

Last scene of all, That ends this strange, eventful history, Is second childishness, and mere oblivion, Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything. (As You Like It, act 2, sc. 7) Comments.   Whether by chance or by the workings … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s Warning against Marketing Lies

“…Let me have no lying: it becomes none but tradesmen” (Winter’s Tale, act 4, sc. 3) Comments.  Thinking that lying be amenable to curbing is senseless. Even politicians have found a set of Orwellian alternatives to the act of lying. … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Having Had Enough

“I do condemn mine ears that have So long attended thee.” (Cymbeline act 1, sc. 6) Comments.  The line accurately reflects how many people feel about the presidential debates or about whoever talks, comments, extols, criticizes, pontificates about one or … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on the Natural Remedies and the Limits of Medicine

“The congregate college have concluded That labouring art can never ransom nature From her unaidable estate.” (All’s Well That Ends Well, act 2, sc. 1) Comments. It is commonly accepted that longevity is the product of modern medicine. Historical information … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Zero Tolerance

“I will be deaf to pleading and excuses; Nor tears nor prayers shall purchase out abuses” (Romeo and Juliet, act 3, sc. 1) Comments.  Interesting expression, “Zero Tolerance”. It projects absolute and unyielding determination. That ‘zero’ brings the precision of … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and Illusions on the Improvements of Society

“And here we wander in illusions; Some blessed power deliver us from hence.” (Comedy of Errors, act 4, sc. 3) Comments. The so-called social media is filled with information about the political and social issues of the moment. Wars running … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Men like Bees and Bees like Men

Therefore doth heaven divide The state of man in divers functions, Setting endeavour in continual motion; To which is fixed, as an aim or butt, Obedience: for so work the honey-bees, Creatures that by a rule in nature teach The … Continue reading

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