Our Favorite Shakespearean Quotes

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Despite the controversy surrounding his authorship and even the rumors spread about his life, Shakespeare is still an artist whose works, whose life, spans the centuries. As Ben Jonson wrote, Shakespeare “was not of an age, but for all time.”  That his sonnets and plays have stretched beyond his generation and still reaches the young and [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – For the Love of Shakespeare

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Although this will post the day after William Shakespeare’s birthday, I’m writing it on the anniversary of the day that we assume he was born, so I feel like just grabbing all sorts of wonderful things about the Bard and posting them in one place.  Why?  Because I can, and, well, because it’s William Shakespeare, [….]

LitStack’s Recs: Shakespeare’s Sonnets & Writing Inspiration

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William Shakespeare The Sonnets It may be a day late to pin this recommendation to the 450th anniversary of the birth and death of William Shakespeare, but I still can think of no better way to mark the end of National Poetry Month than to pause and take note of some of the (in my [….]

154 Shakespeare Sonnets Adapted as Videos

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From GalleyCat: Over the next year, the New York Shakespeare Exchange will create 154 videos inspired by the sonnets of William Shakespeare. The group raised $49,255 on Kickstarter to fund the project. If you want to prepare for this momentous marathon, you can download a free copy of Shakespeare’s sonnets. We’ve embedded one of the group’s [….]

LitStaff Pick: Favorite Characters from Shakespeare

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There are so many facets of Shakespeare’s works that have endeared him to the ages. His plots, his stirring landscapes, his stories of triumph and tragedy and, most certainly, his characters have withstood centuries. That his work has transcended time is not surprising; it is, however, his characters that we think are highest among those [….]