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A befitting Shakespearean quotation adds charm, elegance and punch to any presentation.

Shakespeare in a Corporation or Job Interview

 “…there are throats to be cut and works to be done.” (King Henry V, act 3, sc. 4) Probably, Shakespeare would not fare well today in a job interview. For example, it is assumed, especially in a sales or marketing … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and the 30th Anniversary of Orwell’s 1984

 “…learn, good soul, To think our former state a happy dream; From which awaked, the truth of what we are Shows us but this” King Richard II, act 5, sc.1) 2014 is the thirtieth anniversary of the virtual, and properly … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, a Christmas Rose, Reflection and Music

“At Christmas I no more desire a rose, Than wish a snow in May’s new fangled mirth, But like of each thing as in season grows.” (Love’s Labours Lost, act 1, sc. 1 “It’s the season to be jolly…etc.” And, … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, False Smiles and a Document from the Bankers’ Magazine

“… he does smile his face into more lines than are in the new map, with the augmentation of the Indies.” (Twelfth Night, act 3, sc. 2) Visitors to this site are well aware of the veneer of courtesy usually … Continue reading

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Finding Shakespeare in Unusual Places

Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried, Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel; But do not dull thy palm with entertainment Of each new-hatch’d, unfledged comrade. (Hamlet 1.3) Relatively few people know of the War of … 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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Shakespeare, Assange and How to Purchase a Coup d’Etat

“…  And oft is seen the wicked prize itself Buys out the law.” (Hamlet, act 3, sc. 3) Comment. Julian Assange is a prisoner in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Meanwhile governmental agencies from various “democratic” countries are deploying a … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Thatcher and British Society

“Thou know’st ‘tis common – all that lives must die, Passing through nature to eternity.” (Hamlet, act 1, sc. 2) Comment. That Margaret Thatcher would make as much noise with her death as with her life was expected and inevitable … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and Mass Manipulation

“Faith, there have been many great men that have flattered the people, who never loved them; and there be many that have loved, they know not wherefore; so that, if they love they know not why, they hate upon no … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Primroses, Austerity and Hypocrisy

…. The primrose path of dalliance threads And recks not his own rede” (Hamlet, act 1, sc. 3) Comment. If yesterday it was daffodils, today it is primroses (primula vulgaris, for the botanists), another floral emblem of Spring. Equally laden, … Continue reading

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