Category Archives: Answers to Interviews

Preparing for an interview gives you confidence. It is easy to create a small dictionary of classic (in this case Shakespearean) answers to typical questions. The book “Your Daily Shakespeare” is an almost inexhaustible source.

Shakespeare, the Boston Bombing and Truth, Hidden or in Plain View

“If circumstances lead me, I will find Where truth is hid, though it were hid indeed Within the centre.” (Hamlet, act 2, sc. 2) Comment. It is too early to know the whole story behind of the Boston bombing – … Continue reading

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To Be or not to Be (an Accomplice of the Argentine Junta)

“… that is the question, Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them? …” (Hamlet, act 3, sc. 1) … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on the Overwhelming Power of Illusion

“Mine eyes are made the fools o’ the other senses” (Macbeth act 2, sc. 1) Comment. In a previous post, see Feb 28, “Suspicion all our lives shall be stuck full of eyes; For treason is but trusted like the … 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, 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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Shakespeare, Dante and the Italian Plays and a quote on absence

This website webmaster will be absent for a few days in Italy, where he will give presentations on his book “Il Nostro Dante Quotidiano – 3500 modi di cavarsela con Dante”. Translation, “Our Daily Dante – 3500 ways to get … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Courage and Julian Assange’s Christmas Message

“Courage mounteth with occasion: Let them be welcome then, we are prepared.” (King John, act 2, sc. 1) Comments. Of the many forthcoming or already pronounced “Christmas” messages, the truest to the spirit of the season and the temper of … Continue reading

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Much Ado About Nothing and The Presidential Elections

There are some, actually and probably  many, who are very indifferent to the fakery, charade, travesty, pantomime, PR exercise, Shakespearean comedy (?), burlesque mask, embodied by the soon-to-be-held presidential elections. That Obama will be the winner few doubt. That the … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Melancholy of Autumn and a Beautiful Sonnet

“That time of year thou mayst in me behold When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang Upon those boughs which shake against the cold, Bare ruin’d choirs where late the sweet birds sang. In me thou seest the … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Presidential Elections and the Force of Habit

“How use doth breed a habit in a man!” (Two Gentlemen from Verona, act 5, sc. 4) Comments. In this entry’s instance the “use” refers to voting in the presidential elections to sustain two beliefs (through habit), that have proven … Continue reading

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