Monthly Archives: February 2013

Shakespeare on Love, Money and Valentine’s Day

“’t is deepest winter in Lord Timon’s purse; That is, one may reach deep enough, and yet Find little”. (Timon of Athens, act 3, sc. 4) Comment.  Admitting straitsness of means does not imply necessarily a loss in your romantic … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and a Valiant Woman

“… It is held, That valour is the chiefest virtue And most dignifies the haver.” (Coriolanus, act 2, sc. 2) Comment.  Malalai Joya, 34, a courageous Afghan woman, first gained international attention in 2003 when she spoke out publicly against … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Murder as a Game

“… And look upon, as if the tragedy Were play’d in jest by counterfeiting actors” (King Henry VI, part 3, act 2, sc. 3) Comment.  As they say and as the picture shows, the wheel has come full circle – … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and Eliminating the High Cost of Education

“Study is like the heaven’s glorious sun That will not be deep-search’d with saucy looks… Small have continual plodders ever won Save base authority from others’ books” (Love Labour’s Lost, act 1, sc. 1) Comment. Biron’s ambivalence about the value … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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