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The Merchant of Venice - William Shakespeare
Showing off my Arden Shakespeare I: The Merchant of Venice feat. marzipan latte!
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review 2014-03-11 17:13
The Bard and a Rabbit Discuss Censorship
The Arden Dictionary of Shakespeare Quotations: Gift Edition (Arden Shakespeare) - William Shakespeare

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           Shakespeare: This was the most unkindest cut of all. (Julius Caesar 3.2.184, MARK ANTONY'S oration on the murder of Julius Caesar)

 

           KillerRabbit hops up.

 

           KillerRabbit: You sound upset, Shakespeare. What seems to be the problem?

 

           Shakespeare: Seems, madam? Nay, it is. I know not 'seems' . (Hamlet 1.2.76, HAMLET TO GERTRUDE)

 

           KillerRabbit: Let me guess, some reviewer called you a derogatory name, like Quean Quill, and you want to have their post deleted.

 

Shakespeare: What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet; (Romeo and Juliet 2.2.47-8, JULIET Capulet contemplating the unfortunate reality that Romeo is encumbered with the Montague surname)

 

KillerRabbit: Well if you're not offended by name calling, then what is the problem?

 

Shakespeare: Art made tongue tied by authority. (Sonnet 66.9)

 

KillerRabbit: Wait…are you upset about the censorship policy that's been instituted by the Amazon folks who now own goodreads?

 

Shakespeare: The demi-god, Authority. (Measure for Measure 1.2.120, CLAUDIO TO THE PROVOST)

 

KillerRabbit: I've been calling them Amazon Overlords, but I guess demi-god works, too. So you think we should do something about the censorship?

 

Shakespeare: If it were done, when 'tis done, then 'twere well it be done quickly. (Macbeth 1.7.1-2, MACBETH)

 

KillerRabbit: Rabbits are all about the now, buddy. What do you have in mind?

 

Shakespeare: Action is eloquence. (Coriolanus 3.2.6, VOLUMNIA)

 

KillerRabbit: Agreed. So far, I've written some protest reviews. I also created a shelf called 'Really Bad Egg Author', and put Mother Teresa on it.

 

Shakespeare: Though she be but little, she is fierce. (Midsummer Night's Dream 3.2.325, HELENA's retort )

 

KillerRabbit: People always underestimate the ferocity of rabbits. But to be honest, I'm not sure that protesting will make any difference.

 

Shakespeare: Every man's conscience is a thousand men. (Richard III 5.2.17, OXFORD TO COMPANIONS IN ARMS)

 

KillerRabbit: Yeah, I'm sure that's going to overwhelm the power of the Amazon Overlords. But the thing is, they haven't actually deleted any of my own reviews.

 

Shakespeare: A wretched soul bruised with adversity, we bid be quiet when we hear it cry; But were we burdened with like weight of pain, as much, or more, we should ourselves complain. (Comedy of Errors 2.1.34-7, ADRIANA TO LUCIANA)

 

KillerRabbit: Are you saying I'm a selfish, short-sighted swine if I don't do anything? That it's just a matter of time before this place becomes a totalitarian review-state like Amazon.com?

 

Shakespeare: One for all or all for one we gage. (Lucrece 144)

 

KillerRabbit: big ol' sigh Fine, I'll keep up the protesting.

 

Shakespeare: Was that not nobly done? Ay, and wisely too. (Macbeth 3.6.14 LENOX TO ANOTHER LORD)

 

KillerRabbit: Yeah, I'm super-noble. But I really don't think this plan is the wise choice. It's just a matter of time before the Overlords assign somebody to shush us. Maybe we should just leave to Booklikes.

 

Shakespeare: No! - I defy all counsel. (King John 3.3.23, CONSTANCE TO PHILIP, KING OF FRANCE)

 

sound of approaching footsteps

 

KillerRabbit: Run away! It's Kara from the Customer Care Department!

 

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review 2013-12-17 17:01
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remember'd;
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother;...
King Henry V - T.W. Craik,William Shakespeare

King Henry V (The Arden Shakespeare, Third Series) - William Shakespeare 

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review 2013-10-10 13:07
King Lear
King Lear - Alfred Harbage,William Shakespeare

bookshelves: classic, play-dramatisation, re-read, published-1606

Read in January, 1970, read count: 4

 

how many straight jackets are needed here?

4/8/2009 - I am breaking out the ingrates today via a a BBC DVD with Michael Hordern, John Bird, Anton Lesser, Frank Middlemass, Brenda Blethyn and Michael Kitchen. This should help me on the treadmill.
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review 2013-10-04 00:07
The Bard and a Rabbit Discuss Censorship
The Arden Dictionary of Shakespeare Quotations: Gift Edition (Arden Shakespeare) - William Shakespeare

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           Shakespeare: This was the most unkindest cut of all. (Julius Caesar 3.2.184, MARK ANTONY'S oration on the murder of Julius Caesar)

 

           KillerRabbit hops up.

 

           KillerRabbit: You sound upset, Shakespeare. What seems to be the problem?

 

           Shakespeare: Seems, madam? Nay, it is. I know not 'seems' . (Hamlet 1.2.76, HAMLET TO GERTRUDE)

 

           KillerRabbit: Let me guess, some reviewer called you a derogatory name, like Quean Quill, and you want to have their post deleted.

 

Shakespeare: What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet; (Romeo and Juliet 2.2.47-8, JULIET Capulet contemplating the unfortunate reality that Romeo is encumbered with the Montague surname)

 

KillerRabbit: Well if you're not offended by name calling, then what is the problem?

 

Shakespeare: Art made tongue tied by authority. (Sonnet 66.9)

 

KillerRabbit: Wait…are you upset about the censorship policy that's been instituted by the Amazon folks who now own goodreads?

 

Shakespeare: The demi-god, Authority. (Measure for Measure 1.2.120, CLAUDIO TO THE PROVOST)

 

KillerRabbit: I've been calling them Amazon Overlords, but I guess demi-god works, too. So you think we should do something about the censorship?

 

Shakespeare: If it were done, when 'tis done, then 'twere well it be done quickly. (Macbeth 1.7.1-2, MACBETH)

 

KillerRabbit: Rabbits are all about the now, buddy. What do you have in mind?

 

Shakespeare: Action is eloquence. (Coriolanus 3.2.6, VOLUMNIA)

 

KillerRabbit: Agreed. So far, I've written some protest reviews. I also created a shelf called 'Really Bad Egg Author', and put Mother Teresa on it.

 

Shakespeare: Though she be but little, she is fierce. (Midsummer Night's Dream 3.2.325, HELENA's retort )

 

KillerRabbit: People always underestimate the ferocity of rabbits. But to be honest, I'm not sure that protesting will make any difference.

 

Shakespeare: Every man's conscience is a thousand men. (Richard III 5.2.17, OXFORD TO COMPANIONS IN ARMS)

 

KillerRabbit: Yeah, I'm sure that's going to overwhelm the power of the Amazon Overlords. But the thing is, they haven't actually deleted any of my own reviews.

 

Shakespeare: A wretched soul bruised with adversity, we bid be quiet when we hear it cry; But were we burdened with like weight of pain, as much, or more, we should ourselves complain. (Comedy of Errors 2.1.34-7, ADRIANA TO LUCIANA)

 

KillerRabbit: Are you saying I'm a selfish, short-sighted swine if I don't do anything? That it's just a matter of time before this place becomes a totalitarian review-state like Amazon.com?

 

Shakespeare: One for all or all for one we gage. (Lucrece 144)

 

KillerRabbit: big ol' sigh Fine, I'll keep up the protesting.

 

Shakespeare: Was that not nobly done? Ay, and wisely too. (Macbeth 3.6.14 LENOX TO ANOTHER LORD)

 

KillerRabbit: Yeah, I'm super-noble. But I really don't think this plan is the wise choice. It's just a matter of time before the Overlords assign somebody to shush us. Maybe we should just leave to Booklikes.

 

Shakespeare: No! - I defy all counsel. (King John 3.3.23, CONSTANCE TO PHILIP, KING OF FRANCE)

 

sound of approaching footsteps

 

KillerRabbit: Run away! It's Kara from the Customer Care Department!

 

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