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On Spoken Shakespeare

The bard of Avon is one of the most famous writers of all time, and his writing was meant to be spoken, not just read Here’s a wonderful lecture about Shakespeare and his writing and how it functions as the … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, per Henley (Inspiration)

“Shakespeare often writes so ill that you hesitate to believe he could ever write supremely well; or, if this way of putting it seem indecorous and abominable, he very often writes so well that you are loth to believe he … Continue reading

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Clever Things to Say, per Shaw (Inspiration)

“Find enough clever things to say, and you’re a Prime Minister; write them down and you’re a Shakespeare.”

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Things You Learn in School – Sonnets and Rhyme Schemes

Quite a while back, I started talking about sonnets, a special kind of poem much favored by William Shakespeare. Since we’re approaching Valentine’s Day, and some of the greatest love poems of all time were sonnets, I thought that I’d continue in this vein Continue reading

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