Although the video was posted a month ago, it deserves a response.
“Heaven shall hear our prayers; lest our sighs will breathe the welkin dim and stain the sun with fog.” – Titus Andronicus
These figures can forge for everyone a great story.
The edition I ordered was a used book with a lot of writings in it and dog-eared pages. Upon finishing the book, I can definitely understand why. There is a […]
If Shakespeare can be translated into fictional languages, why not real-world endangered languages?
It [the letter] gave me the notion of an exotic Immensity ruled by an august Benevolence. It made me tingle with enthusiasm. This was the unbounded power of eloquence—of words—of burning noble words.” – Joseph Conrad, “Heart of Darkness”
The foundations of Tolkienian fantasy.
Perhaps there is reason behind many writers’ hajj to this picturesque Pennsylvania river.
“Why I do trifle thus with his despair is done to cure it” – The History of King Lear, Act IV.5
I actually cannot find the definitions even in Wiktionary. Though I do think that for some of the words on this list which are still used today, it is hard […]
“So Grendel waged his lonely war, inflicting constant cruelties on the people, atrocious hurt. He took over Heorot, haunted the glittering hall after dark, but the throne itself, the treasure-seat, he was kept from approaching; he was the Lord’s outcast.” – “Beowulf,” Lines 164-169
“Why, so, brave lords, when we do join in league I am a lamb” – Titus Andronicus Act IV Scene II
“Hath not a Jew…warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer as a Christian is?” – “The Merchant of Venice,” Act III.1
“O reason not the need!” – “The History of King Lear,” Act II.4
DISCLAIMER: This article was originally posted on Odyssey. As an English major, I was taught that plays written by William Shakespeare borrowed from other authors. In fact, as part […]
“There she shook the holy water from her heavenly eyes” – The History Of King Lear, Act IV.3a