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Syriza, Not So Greek to Us

CASSIUS Did Cicero say any thing? CASCA Ay, he spoke Greek. CASSIUS  To what effect? CASCA (I don’t know)… but those that understood him smiled at one another and shook their heads; but, for mine own part, it was Greek … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Heroism and ‘Heroism’

“Either our history shall, with full mouth, Speak freely of our acts; or else our grave, Like Turkish mute, shall have a tongueless mouth, Not worshipp’d with a waxen epitaph.” King Henry V, act 1, sc. 2 For the following … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and Memories for 2014

When to the session of sweet silent thought, we summon up remembrance of things past…. (Sonnet # 30) …. as we do at the end of the year, our memories for 2014 include, among other things, three historical anniversaries. One hundred … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and Disbelief

“Most noble sir, That which I shall report will bear no credit, Were not the proof so nigh.” Timon of Athens, act 5, sc. 1 At the United Nations, a motion was recently tabled to condemn the glorification of Nazism. … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Murder and Video Games

“…the devil hath power To assume a pleasing shape” (Hamlet, act 2, sc. 2) Anita Sarkeesian is a feminist with a creative talent. A critic of video games, she analyses how women are therein portrayed, and how the implicit messages … Continue reading

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100,000 Visitors to Your Daily Shakespeare

“To solemnize this day, the glorious sun Stays his course, and plays the alchymist; Turning, with splendour of his precious eye, The meagre cloddy earth to glittering gold.” King John, act 3, sc. 1 Yesterday, Sep 30, 2014, this site … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, New-speak, Double-think & Black-white

“A crafty knave does need no broker” (KHVI p2.1.2) Readers of this blog will no doubt have independently observed the current and ever-increasing instances of “Orwellian moments” in the speeches, utterings and “new-speak” declarations by regime pundits, or in sundry … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Truth and Malaysian Flight MH17

“… he will lie, sir, with such volubility,that you would think truth were a fool” All’s Well That Ends Well, act 4, sc. 3 Readers will no doubt have noticed the stony silence of both the regime media and of … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Ferguson and Crowds

“I will no more trust him when he leers, than I will a serpent when he hisses.” Troilus and Cressida, act 5, sc. 1 Dr. Johnson used to say that the excellence of aphorisms consists not so much in the … Continue reading

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