The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
Publish date: November 14th 2008
Pages no: 380
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Classic Literature
I started my Henry IV journey last weekend, and have spent all week thinking about the plays, or rather play as in my mind the two parts need to be combined to give the full story. I'll continue referring to both parts as the combined "play". After first reading the play, and after watching the fi...
LEONTES Is whispering nothing? Is leaning cheek to cheek? Is meeting noses? Kissing with inside lip? Stopping the career Of laughter with a sigh?—a note infallible Of breaking honesty. Horsing foot on foot? Skulking in corners? Wishing clocks more swift, Hours minutes, noon midnight? And all ...
LOUIS THE DAUPHIN There's nothing in this world can make me joy. Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale, Vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man; And bitter shame hath spoiled the sweet world's taste, That it yields naught but shame and bitterness. Wow. A play dating from 1595 (or 1596) about Eng...
LUCIANA: How? Hast thou lost thy breath? DROMIO OF SYRACUSE: By running fast. Madcap fun. Bonkers, tho, and I can certainly sympathise with the writers of Upstart Crow (Ben Elton & David Mitchell) who used The Comedy of Errors as recurring topic to poke fun at Shakespeare's writing comedy in that ...
What an odd play. From the introduction contained in the Oxford edition (Wells, Taylor, et. al.) of the Complete Works I gather that this play was a more recent addition to the Works and that only Scenes 2, 3, 12, and perhaps 13 may have been written by the Bard, with the rest having other author...
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