Tag Archives: Shakespeare

Just before I roost

The European starling was first introduced to North America by the American Acclimatization Society, which wanted to introduce all the birds mentioned in Shakespeare to this continent. The starling is mentioned in Henry IV, Part I— Hotspur (Henry Percy) says, … Continue reading

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65 is the magic constant of a 5 x 5 normal magic square. The Silence of the Lambs is the 65th movie on the AFI’s list of best films. 65 is the smallest integer that can be expressed as a … Continue reading

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Beware the Ides of March

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Ides of March

Each year the Latin classes at our school reenact the Ides of March twice by symbolically murdering Julius Caesar, played once in the morning by the dean of students and at lunch by the high school principal. In today’s reenactment … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to the Bard

Theseus: The lunatic, the lover and the poet Are of imagination all compact: One sees more devils than vast hell can hold, That is, the madman: the lover, all as frantic, Sees Helen’s beauty in a brow of Egypt: The … Continue reading

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Elusive Security

xxxxxx And you all know, security Is mortals’ chiefest enemy. xxxxxx-William Shakespeare, Macbeth XXXXX(words of Hecate: Act III, Scene V)

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Comedy of Errors

We just saw Court Theater’s version of Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors directed by Sean Graney. This is one of Shakespeare’s earliest, shortest, and most “slapsticky” plays. A perfectly bawdy, ribald, punny way to spend a Thursday evening rolicking in complicated … Continue reading

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