Monthly Archives: February 2013

“Thou art as tyrannous, so as thou art, As those whose beauties proudly make them cruel;”

William Shakespeare Sonnet #131 ————————- SONNET 131 Thou art as tyrannous, so as thou art, As those whose beauties proudly make them cruel; For well thou know’st to my dear doting heart Thou art the fairest and most precious jewel. … Continue reading

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“…the rest is silence.”

Hamlet Act Five, Part Five By Dennis Abrams ———————————- And here we are…at the end of Hamlet.  Not that it ever ends, really.  As Bloom says, “His play of some four thousand lines is Shakespeare’s longest and yet is not … Continue reading

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“Now, literature, philosophy, and thought are Shakespearized. His mind is the horizon beyond which at present we do not see.”

Hamlet Act Five, Part Four By Dennis Abrams —————————— There’s so much to say about Hamlet (and Hamlet), so many different ways of seeing him (and the play).  I hope I haven’t overwhelmed you all – I just want to … Continue reading

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“Don’t condescend to the Prince of Denmark: he is more intelligent than you are, whoever you are.”

Hamlet Act Five, Part Three By Dennis Abrams —————- As our examination of Hamlet draws to an end (I’m thinking two more posts – today and Sunday – and I’m waiting all of your comments/questions/etc. on the play!), I’d like … Continue reading

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“If it be now, ‘tis not to come – if it be not to come, it will be now – if it be not now, yet it will come – the readiness is all.’

Hamlet Act Five, Part Two By Dennis Abrams ——————————— Death is the final destination for Hamlet (and Hamlet), but even so, despite the prince’s multiple desires to escape the prison of his flesh, he does not go down gently.  Having … Continue reading

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