Category Archives: Shakespeare Invocations

Invocations are means to express our emotions, of pleasure, pain and just about everything in between. Shakespeare is an original, elegant and effective source of invocations. Depending on circumstances, the invocation may or may not work, but its utterer will likely be remembered.

Shakespeare on a new Wall Street Shylock

“How quickly nature falls into revolt, When gold becomes her object!” King Henry IV part 2, act 4, sc. 4 SAC Capital Advisors, one of the most profitable hedge funds in history, pleaded guilty to security and wire fraud charges … Continue reading

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Shakespeare – Wars, Sex, Bikinis and Democracy

… wars and lechery; nothing else holds fashion: a burning devil take them! (Troilus and Cressida, act 5, sc. 2) Forest Grove is a suburb of the (unfortunately) sprawling greater Portland (Oregon). And while America has established (imposed) 140 military … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and the Real Planetary Terror

“And strength by limping sway disabled, And art made tongue-tied by authority, And folly, doctor-like, controlling skill, And simple truth miscalled simplicity, And captive good attending captain ill…” (Sonnet 66) Sonnet 66 reflects the state of mind (and soul) of … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and the Sanitization of History at Purdue University

“… woe upon ye, And all such false professors!” (King Henry VIII, act 3, sc. 1) In the distant 1940 Bertrand Russell wrote, “Academic freedom in this country is threatened from two sources: the plutocracy and the churches, which endeavor … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and Farewell to Shame

“I think our country sinks beneath the yoke; It weeps, it bleeds; and each new day a gash Is added to her wounds” Macbeth, act 4, sc. 3 For the unfamiliar Eric Holder is the US attorney general – he … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Mandela, Myth and Celebrations

“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) Comment.  When a man becomes a … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and the Confirmation Hearing of the FBI Director

“The seeming truth which cunning times put on To entrap the wisest.” (Merchant of Venice, act 3, sc. 2) Comment. Watching a Senate confirmation hearing is a trying experience. Not because of the confirmation per se, but due to the … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Open-eyed Conspiracy

“While you here do snoring lie, Open-eyed conspiracy His time doth take. If of life you keep a care, Shake off slumber, and beware: Awake, awake!” (Tempest, act 2, sc. 2) Comment.  It is universal knowledge that, in the 1600, … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and the Treason of Public Trust. Who is the criminal?

“Treason and murder ever kept together, As two yoke-devils sworn to either’s purpose” (King Henry V, act 2, sc. 2) Comment.  Rarely an episode shows the symbolic meaning of things and the current patterns of society as the recent developments … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, a Horse with Wings and a Holy Helicopter

“O, for a horse with wings!” (Cymbeline, act 3, sc. 2) Comment.  If avarice were not the blindest of human passions, the motives of the topic and egregiously Christian pastor in Texas might excite our curiosity. That avarice seems to … Continue reading

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