Monthly Archives: July 2012

Shakespeare on Abstinence and the Improbable Chastity in Men

“I will find you twenty lascivious turtles, ere one chaste man.” (Merry Wives of Windsor, act 2, sc.1) Tips for use. Applicable at large, especially with seemingly self-righteous or outwardly religious characters. Even recent history is dotted with sexual scandals … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on How to End a Love Letter

“Thine own true knight, By day or night, Or any kind of light, With all his might” (Merry Wives of Windsor, act 2, sc. 1) Tips for use. A good ending, even if mildly overstated, to a love note or … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s Words of Gratitude and Thanks to Thank You

“Your presence makes us rich, most noble lord. And far surmounts our labour to attain it.” (King Richard II, act 2, sc. 3) Tips for use.  Elegant follow-up to words of gratitude and consideration, especially when received from a person … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Facial Expression and Non Verbal Communication

“… there is a kind of confession in your looks which your modesties have not craft enough to colour” (Hamlet, act 2, sc. 2) Tips for Use.  We all draw initial impressions and indications from the facial expressions of people … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Disliking a Person

MESSENGER. I see, lady, the gentleman is not in your books. BEATRICE. No; and if he were, I would burn my study.” (Much Ado About Nothing, act 1, sc. 1) Tips for Use.  Express displeasure and distance yourself from the … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Gossip, Rumor and Slander

“Upon my tongue continual slanders ride, The which in every language I pronounce, Stuffing the ears of man with false reports.” (KHIV.p2.introduction) Comments. A good retort to any sentence of the type ‘I have heard that you…. etc.” and you … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Love at First Sight, take 3

“Hear my souls speak: The very instant that I saw you, did My heart fly to your service” (Tempest, act 3, sc.1) Comments.  Love at first sight is a common occurrence. Yet somehow it seems strange to associate love at … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Supersonic Speed Leading to Excellent Performance Review

“I’ll put a girdle around the earth In forty minutes.” (Midsummer Night’s Dream, act 2, sc. 1) Tips for Use.  A good answer to the question, “When will you be back?” – especially if the questioner expects you to be … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Age, Appearance and Sex Appeal by Default

“I was created with a stubborn outside, with an aspect of iron, that, when I come to woo the ladies, I frighten them. But in faith the elder I wax, the better I shall appear: my comfort is that old … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on the Power of Personality and Personality Type

GLOUCESTER The trick of that voice I do well remember: Is ‘t not the king? KING LEAR  Ay, every inch a king (King Lear act 4, sc. 6) Comments.  Confirm the exceptional standing of a person. You can change ‘king’ … Continue reading

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