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Posts Tagged "Shakespeare"

the world is a stage…

on 26Jan2011 in thoughts | 0 comments

Sounds familiar? This phrase is now probably a cliche but was written by  Shakespeare (a monologue spoken by Jacques in As You Like It).  The original lines from the play are here: All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages. ...

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Do you have a second-best bed?

on 22Jan2011 in thoughts | 0 comments

Reading Bryson’s book on Shakespeare is fun and inspirational.  He narrates the writer’s life with facts, half-truths and lies. Shakespeare’s will has a famous line: “I give unto my wife my second-best bed with the furniture.” Strange to mention bed and bedding in a will even they were valued objects. Some argue that second-best bed...

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travel plan on its way, but meanwhile…

on 16Jan2011 in thoughts | 0 comments

Our next destination: Great Britain and Ireland. Thanks to my colleagues who gave us the two Lonely Planet guides before my surgery, to ease my pain. I am reading Bill Bryson’s Shakespeare – a funny and resourceful book about this man and his time. Our travel map (still a plan, too many uncertainties; driving all the way) is posted here:...

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