Shakespearean Inspired Art – The Classics

The imagery of Shakespeare's work has inspired other artists, especially painters since the plays were performed. The artists of the Victorian period, especially the group know as the "Pre-Raphaelites" were particularly taken with ideas of beauty and youth that mark the lovers in the plays. The elements of illusion, magic and the supernatural, as well... Continue Reading →

Rowan Atkinson and Hugh Laurie “Editing Hamlet”

I'm always surprised that Shakespeare is considered so serious and dull. His comedies are some of most bawdy and farcical works ever written, full of innuendo, gender flips and insults. The tragedies are moving; full of missed opportunities, miscommunication and the misinterpretations that lead inevitably to a tragic end. The histories are most somber, but... Continue Reading →

On Shakespeare by John Milton 1608-1674

What needs my Shakespeare for his honour’d Bones, The labour of an age in pilèd Stones, Or that his hallow’d reliques should be hid Under a stary pointing Pyramid? Dear son of Memory, great heir of Fame, What need’st thou such weak witnes of thy name? Thou in our wonder and astonishment Hast built thy... Continue Reading →

April’s Poetry Month 2015 – A Celebration of Words

National Poetry Month is celebrating it's 17th anniversary in Canada, which started with a humble beginnings in 1998. It was established by the League of Canadian Poets (LCP), and brings together publishers, libraries, booksellers, schools, literary organizations and poets to celebrate and publicize poetry, language and Canadian culture. Each year a theme is chosen as... Continue Reading →

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