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Shakespeare, Boston, Texas and a Tale of Two Tragedies

“When beggars die, there are no comets seen; The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes” (Julius Caesar, act 2, scene 2) Comment. The April 15 bombing in Boston continues to dominate the American corporate media. The blasts killed … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on a Brave and Courageous Man

“His life was gentle: and the elements So mixed in him, that Nature might stand up, And say to all the world, This was a man!” (Julius Caesar, act 5, sc. 2)  Comment. Here are the words of Cindy Sheehan, … 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 Class Distinction

“When beggars die, there are no comets seen; The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes” (Julius Caesar, act 2, sc. 2) Comments. When beggars die for sure there are no comets, but even when they live there are … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Conspiracy and US Foreign Policy

“…O conspiracy! Sham’st thou to show thy dangerous brow by night, When evils are most free? O, then by day Where wilt thou find a cavern dark enough To mask thy monstrous visage? Seek none, Conspiracy; Hide it in smiles … Continue reading

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More on Shakespeare, Mass Psychology, Julius Caesar and Kate Middleton

“How many ages hence Shall this, our lofty scene be acted over, In states unborn and accents yet unknown.” (Julius Caesar act 3, sc. 1) Comments and Tips for Use. Use in earnest or in irony – the latter if … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on the Blessings of Ignorance and Impact on Government

 “Let me have men about me that are fat; Sleek-headed men and such as sleep o’ nights: Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look; He thinks too much: such men are dangerous.” (Julius Caesar, act 1, sc. 2) Comments … Continue reading

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Brutus, Julius Caesar, a Better Opinion or Better Advice

“Good reasons must, of course, give place to better.”  (Julius Caesar act 4, sc. 3) Tips for use.  To gracefully acknowledge somebody else’s advice on a particular course of action. Useful during a presentation or whenever you must narrate biographical … Continue reading

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Brutus is an honourable man

“But Brutus says he was ambitious; And Brutus is an honourable man.” (Julius Caesar act 3 sc. 2) Tips for Use. This is probably the second best known repartee by William Shakespeare. Perfect at the office when your opponent doggedly … Continue reading

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Your political enemy makes extraordinary statements (i.e. lies)

“A lioness hath whelped in the streets; And graves have yawn’d, and yielded up their dead.” (JC.2.1) Tips for Use. Question the veracity of   your adversary’s statements by pointing to the their improbability. For example, “… And now you will … Continue reading

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