William Shakespeare’s high comedy, “Twelfth Night, or, What You Will,” (1600), centers on themes of love – unrequited love, lost love, secret love, fickle love. But another theme is also explored – carpe diem, or “seize the day.” The idea that we should embrace life and live it to the fullest and in the present was a very […]
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Posted in LITERATURE, EDUCATION, & REFORM, PEOPLE, William Shakespeare, tagged biographies of writers, carpe diem in Shakespeare, O Mistress Mine, O mistress mine meaning, Talk like Shakespeare, Talk like Shakespeare today, Twelfth Night, Twelfth Night parties, William Shakespeare on May 25, 2010 | 5 Comments »
Sonnet #130 by William Shakespeare Pass the breath mints! The Bard paints an unflattering portrait of his mistress. My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun; Coral is far more red than her lips’ red; If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun [brown], If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her […]
Posted in William Shakespeare, tagged A plague on both your houses, Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet, Leonard Whiting as Romeo, Literature, Mercutio vs. Tybalt, Olivia Hussey as Juliet, Romeo and Juliet, Speak like Shakespeare, Talk like Shakespeare today, Tybalt kills Mercutio, William Shakespeare on July 16, 2009 | 3 Comments »
Yesterday, I cut my finger with a knife. My daughter asked me, “Is it bad, Mom?” I thought of the street fight scene from “Romeo and Juliet” when Mercutio gets wounded. Romeo says to Mercutio, “Courage, man. The hurt cannot be much.” Read today’s post to discover Mercutio’s famous response. “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare, 1595 […]
Posted in John Wilkes Booth, PEOPLE, William Shakespeare, tagged "Romeo and Juliet" with Norma Shearer and Leslie Howard, Edwin Booth, John Wilkes Booth as actor, John Wilkes Booth in Julius Caesar, Jr., Junius Booth, Shakespeare portraits, Shakespeare quotes, Talk Like Shakespeare Day, the Cobbe portrait of Shakespeare, the Lincoln Assassination, William Shakespeare, William Shakespeare's birthday on April 23, 2009 | 5 Comments »
Today is William Shakespeare’s 445th birthday. In honor of the occasion, Chicago Mayor Richard Daley wants us all to celebrate by using the Bard’s words, declaring that today is “Talk Like Shakespeare Day.” The official website offers some suggestions as to how you can talk like Shakespeare: Instead of you, say thou. Instead of y’all, say thee. Rhymed couplets are all […]