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“Time hath, my lord,/A wallet at his back, wherein he puts/Alms for oblivion, a great-sized monster/Of ingratitudes.”

Troilus and Cressida Act Three, Part Two By Dennis Abrams ————————————— From Marjorie Garber: “Another of Ulysses’ remarkable and resonant speeches, echoing down the ages, will demonstrate a similar point. [MY NOTE:  She’s referring to Thersites’ parody of his ‘degree’ … Continue reading

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“This brilliant and subtle work will always be popular; I could say ‘for the wrong reasons,’ except that all reasons for Shakespeare’s eternal popularity are correct, one way or another.”

Henry V An Introduction By Dennis Abrams ————————————– With its dramatization of the miraculous triumph by the English at Agincourt under the youthful at one time wastrel king, Henry V is often thought of as Shakespeare’s most overtly patriotic flag-waving … Continue reading

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“Falstaff understands everything and so is never serious.” — Mark Van Doren

Henry IV, Part One Act Five, Part Three By Dennis Abrams ———————- As we finish up our reading of Henry IV, Part One, a few odds and ends, a couple of other ways to view the play: First picking up … Continue reading

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“We will descend and fold him in our arms.”

Richard II Act One, Part Two By Dennis Abrams ———————- For a play that I thought would be as relatively straightforward as the Henry VI plays were (unhappy king, etc.)  even Act One is turning out to be more complex, … Continue reading

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