My goal is to eventually make my way through all of these must-read titles.
I’ve known for a while that it would be a stretch to read some of the earlier books, and in the case of… 272 more words
Taken from the Complete Works of William Shakespeare
The Winter’s Tale
ACT V. SCENE II—The same. Before the Palace.
Aut. Now, had I not the dash of my former… 601 more words
Dancing-rapier is an ornament sword worn in dancing. It was sited in Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus (Tit II.i.39 Our mother gave you a dancing-rapier by your side. 26 more words
Uneasy Lies The Head concludes the tale of Henry IV Part Two. As the episode opens, a sickly Henry (Tom Fleming) is still awake in the early hours of the morning and muses on why everybody should be asleep but he. 515 more words
In addition to the Roman plays, Shakespeare also wrote a couple of Greek tragedies. Of them, Timon of Athens was an early play, and will not really repay discussion, though it is worth noting that the character of the misanthropic Timon displays understanding of monomania that is rare in a writer who was generally conscious of the fluidity of human motivation. 1,902 more words