the world is a stage…

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...

Do you have a second-best bed?

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...

travel plan on its way, but meanwhile…

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...
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