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Stricture is the Shakespearean Word Of The Day (01/27/15)

Stricture (n.)

Stricture means self-constraint, rigour; or: strictness, severity.  Stricture is cited in William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure (MM I.iii.12) The Duke Says to Friar Thomas about Angelo: “A man of stricture and firm abstinence.” 38 more words


Shakespeare Piece of the Day: The Merchant of Venice (01/27/15)

Taken from the Complete Works of William Shakespeare

The Merchant of Venice


ACT IV, SCENE I.–VENICE. A Court of Justice.

Por. Have by some surgeon, Shylock, on… 435 more words



An American friend has just asked, in this very free form Shakespeare and London blog, what it is like doing the research itself, in the backrooms and the stacks of great Libraries? 2,211 more words


English 10: Julius Caesar Introduction with Shakespeare himself

Today, we worked to quickly refresh our memories regarding the Bard of Avon, William Shakespeare, the author of our play, Julius Caesar. We took notes on some… 69 more words

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Shakespeare's Ceasar, the literal break from History into Dark Fantasy

Of course, I am talking about William Shakespeare’s adaptation of the annihilation of Julius Caesar and his regime. Yet, what few recognize is that this is the play that shifted the playwright from his early comedies and more importantly in this context, Histories such as Henry the IV and Henry the V into his darker fantasies. 491 more words

Dark Fantasy

a test of fitness

“Of Keats read everything. To like Keats is a test of fitness for understanding poetry, just as to like Shakespeare is a test of general mental capacity.”

— George Gissing to his sister


Poem of the Week: 26 January – 1 February

Sonnet 87

by William Shakespeare

Farewell, thou art too dear for my possessing,
And like enough thou know’st thy estimate.
The charter of thy worth gives thee releasing: 116 more words

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