Review: Hamlet (repost from GoodReads, 2016)

Hamlet by William ShakespeareMy rating: 5 of 5 stars This is the Arden Shakespeare edition, with notes and critical introduction by Harold Jenkins. I plan to see this at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival this summer. It isn’t quite my favorite Shakespeare tragedy (that’s still King Lear) but it’s certainly powerful. Hamlet is Shakespeare’s longest play,Continue reading “Review: Hamlet (repost from GoodReads, 2016)”

Review: Macbeth

Macbeth by William ShakespeareMy rating: 5 of 5 stars To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,To the last syllable of recorded time;And all our yesterdays have lighted foolsThe way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player,That struts and frets his hour uponContinue reading “Review: Macbeth”

A Poison Tree by William Blake

Illustration from Songs of Innocence & Experience I was angry with my friend: I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe: I told it not; my wrath did grow. And I watered it in fears, Night and morning with my tears; And I sunned it with smiles. And with softContinue reading “A Poison Tree by William Blake”

The Lark Now Leaves His Watery Nest

Sir William Davenant, 1606-1668 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; min-height: 14.0px} The lark now leaves his watery nest  And climbing, shakes his dewy wings; He takes this window for the east,  And to implore your light, he sings,  Awake, awake, the mornContinue reading “The Lark Now Leaves His Watery Nest”


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