Tag Archives: World War One

Shakespeare and Murder at Sarajevo

“Here’s the smell of the blood still: all the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand.” (Macbeth, act 1, sc. 5) Part 1 During this summer of our discontent, much has been said and written about the massacre of the Palestinians in Gaza, the civil war in Ukraine and the downing of the Read More

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Shakespeare, French Revolution and World War One

“The cannons have their bowels full of wrath, And ready mounted are they to spit forth Their iron indignation ‘gainst your walls” King John, act 2, sc. 1 This year’s July features two important anniversaries. On July 14th, 1789, the people of Paris stormed the prison of the Bastille, triggering the start of the French Read More

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