The RSC Shakespeare Complete Works
Publish date: 2008
Publisher: The Royal Shakespeare Company (Macmillan)
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Classic Literature
Love is merely a madness, and I tell you, deserves as well a dark house and a whip as madmen do; and the reason why they are not so punished and cured is that the lunacy is so ordinary that the whippers are in love too. I loved this quote. As You Like It is probably most famous for its "Seven Ages ...
That was fun, but I'm still no fan of Will's comedies. Still, this was one of the better of the comedies I have read so far (I am not a fan of A Midsummer Night's Dream) and there are elements that I really loved in this: For one, there are ideas in this play that seem to re-appear in later play...
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 ...
I just finished The Merchant of Venice, but will need to ponder on it for a bit before jotting down my thoughts. It's certainly been a departure from Shakespeare's earlier plays, even if Wells, Taylor, et al. state that this play was nothing but the "natural progression of his earlier comedies". ...