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“My love is as a fever, longing still/For that which longer nurseth the disease…”

Shakespeare Sonnet #147 My love is as a fever, longing still For that which longer nurseth the disease, Feeding on that which doth preserve the ill, The uncertain sickly appetite to please. My reason, the physician to my love, Angry … Continue reading

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“Love is my sin and thy dear virtue hate,/Hate of my sin, grounded on sinful loving:”

Shakespeare Sonnet #142 Love is my sin and thy dear virtue hate, Hate of my sin, grounded on sinful loving: O, but with mine compare thou thine own state, And thou shalt find it merits not reproving; Or, if it … Continue reading

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“O call me not to justify the wrong/That thy unkindness lays upon my heart.”

Shakespeare Sonnet #139 SONNET 139 O, call not me to justify the wrong That thy unkindness lays upon my heart; Wound me not with thine eye but with thy tongue; Use power with power and slay me not by art. … Continue reading

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“Desdemona and Othello, alas, scarcely know each other, and sexually do not know each other at all.”

Othello Act Two, Part Two By Dennis Abrams ———————————— To continue on where we left off in my last post with Bloom: “Iago derides Othello’s ‘weak function’; that seems more a hint of Iago’s impotence than of Othello’s, and yet … Continue reading

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“If music be the food of love, play on,/Give me excess of it, that surfeiting,/The appetite may sicken, and so die.”

Twelfth Night Act One By Dennis Abrams ————————- MAJOR CHARACTERS Orsino, Duke of Illyria Valentine and Curio, Orsino’s servants Viola, a shipwrecked lady (later disguised as Cesario) Sebastian, her twin brother A Sea Captain Antonio, another sea captain Olivia, a … Continue reading

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“Men have died from time to time, and worms have eaten them, but not for love.”

As You Like It Act Four By Dennis Abrams ————————————— Act Four:  Rosalind/Ganymede has convinced Orlando to take a more realistic view of love, but complicates things still further by taking on the personality of Rosalind while still dressed as … Continue reading

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