SIMPLIFYING SHAKESPEARE

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”  So saith the Bard, Shakespeare.  

Forgive me, Shakespeare Fans.  My Shakespeare classes are long gone so I can do what I want to with my memories of his writings.  However, as Shakespeare said above, trust a few, I’m not one of them!  I can’t resist a little fun at the Bard’s expense.

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In  A Midsummer Night’s  Dream, Romeo carried Juliet off to his little Hamlet near the Merchant’s Home of Venice.  He was warned by the Merry Wives of Windsor that much is required for the Taming of the Shrew. “Much Ado about Nothing,” he cried, “The Tempest will be calmed by the Twelfth Night.”  He realized Love’s Labour Lost could result in a Comedy of Errors, but Measure for Measure, he believed love could be As You Like It.  How nice to be the sire to two little ones, Troilus and Cressida, Cressida could have her pick of  Cymbeline and Pericles, The Prince of Tyre or Orthello.  He would tell them Winter Tales of Kings Henry, John, and Richard.  “Oh, how delightful we are, Romeo and Juliet!” he mused as he set off to find his lovely Juliet.

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#everydayinspiration – Lesson 5, Quote

 

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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8 Responses to SIMPLIFYING SHAKESPEARE

  1. calensariel says:

    Loved it! I swiped the Shakespeare quote for my blog!

    • oneta hayes says:

      Actually I didn’t hear him say it, so I don’t think I have any rights to it! Thanks for saying you enjoyed it. I’ll see what you have to say on the subject when your post comes along. 😀

  2. Faye says:

    Love the Shakespeare quote. It’s quite fascinating to see how literature, folks like Gandhi and people for generation after generation have found inspiration from the ancient source the Bible and particularly the life and words attributed to Christ. Charles Dickens and most of our opera and books etc and even the twisted themes like Faust. Star Wars (The Force be with you) etc etc. all in essence come back to the one book of redemption and hope. Thanks for posting.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thanks, Faye. A lot of quotes attributed to famous people have their roots in the Bible. No surprise since it is the book of wisdom. Just as this quote of Shakespeare has roots in the Bible. 😀 I’ll see you.

  3. Totally awesome. I enjoyed this.

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