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Shakespeare, Geography and Education

EVANS. I pray you, have your remembrance, child; Accusativo, hing, hang, hog. MISTRESS QUICKLY. Hang hog is Latin for bacon, I warrant you. (Merry Wives of Windsor, act 4, sc.1) Even the regime media had a good time in reporting the comments of an unnamed, though well-placed senior State Department High Priest who, when in Read More

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Shakespeare, Nostalgia, a Tiramisu and an Italian Restaurant

“… dainty bits Make rich the ribs, but bankrupt quite the wits.” (Love’s Labours Lost, act 1, sc. 1) Amidst the mist of business, war and folly, compounded in the subjects of recent articles, the following  “news, which is indeed true, may be so like an old tale that the importance of it is in Read More

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Shakespeare, Antony, the Roman Empire and the American Empire

“Let Rome in Tiber melt, and the wide arch Of the ranged empire fall! Here is my space.” (Antony and Cleopatra, act 1, sc. 1) Comment. When assessing empires it pays to compare the Roman with the American Empire. The Roman Empire subdued other nations, in particular Greece. But the Romans had almost a reverential Read More

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Shakespeare and Ed Koch

“…the tears live in an onion that should water this sorrow.” (Antony and Cleopatra, act 1, sc. 2)   Comment.  I am referring to the political persona, not to the human being. The death of Ed Koch, three times mayor of New York has brought in the usual flood of tributes from the establishment and Read More

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Shakespeare, Italian Cities and the Mystery of Things

… And take upon’s the mystery of things (King Lear, act 5, sc. 3) It is good to be home in Portland, after a fast trip with three presentations in Genoa, Turin and Milan – presentations of my book, (title translated), “Our Daily Dante – 3500 ways to get away with it with Dante”. This Read More

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Shakespeare, Royal Pregnancies and the Tutoring of Stupidity by the Corporate Media

“ … thou, I fear, has given me cause to curse.” (Midsummer Night’s Dream, act 3, sc. 2) Comments. The announced pregnancy of Kate Middleton has triggered peaks of delight into the corporate media and associated establishment. My indifference to the matter is immeasurable, but the dramatic upsurge of apparent imbecility leads to one sociological Read More

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Shakespeare on Telemarketers and Consumerism

“Traffic’s thy god; and thy god confound thee!” (Timon of Athens act 1, sc. 1) Comments. This most appropriate quote comes to mind when reading about the events that occurred during the most recent “Black Friday”. Quoting from a published report, “You can tell the health of the tree by the quality of its fruits. Read More

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Shakespeare, Foul is Fair & Europe’s Nobel Peace Prize

“Fair is foul, and foul is fair: Hover through the fog and filthy air.” (Macbeth, act 1, sc. 1) Comments.   In 1985 Nobel decreed that the prize should be given to “the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies Read More

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Shakespeare, Pretense and the Second Presidential Debate

“So, my good window of lattice, fare thee well; thy casement I need not open, for I look through thee.” (All’s Well That Ends Well act 2, sc. 3) Comments.  Talk about pretense! We can see through the window of words, indeed we do not need to open the casement (of the two presidential candidates). Read More

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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. Why condemn as a sin what is actually a virtue? In our post-industrial society of Read More

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