Welcome to 4writersandreaders!

Posts tagged ‘Shakespeare’

183. Why are there trees I never walk under but large and melodious thoughts descend upon me? ~Walt Whitman


Bette A. Stevens:

Need some inspiration? There’s nothing like Nature, a little Walt Whitman and a bit of Shakespeare, too… ~ Bette A. Stevens http://www.4writersandreaders.com

 

Originally posted on Sacred Touches:

And this our life,
exempt from public haunt,
finds tongues in trees,
books in running brooks,
sermons in stones,
and good in everything.
~William Shakespeare

Image

Standing beneath the Shumard Red Oak made me feel like I was standing in a temple of the Most High.  The breeze was ruffling its leaves, and they in turn were prompting sacred tongues to utter incantations of their divine purpose.  For though the leaves face eminent extinction and expulsion from the branches, in their dying they’ll fall and create warm blankets to cover the ground.  In so doing they will protect the life that lies beneath the surface during winter’s cold, cold days.  Even at the close of winter their goodness will not be at an end for as they deteriorate, the remaining bits and pieces will add nutrients to enhance the soil.  Thus goes the circle of life and the interdependency of all…

View original 17 more words


Bette A. Stevens:

DOUBLE FALSEHOOD: More from Shakespeare? Don’t miss the research on this video post! ~ Bette A. Stevens

 

Originally posted on Dear Kitty. Some blog:

This video from the University of Nottingham in England says about itself:

A literary detective believes he has evidence that links an 18th Century play, Double Falsehood, to a lost work by Shakespeare.

From the Daily Telegraph in England:

Why William Shakespeare‘s lost play is not a forgery

A fierce debate raged in the press and the coffee-houses of London when Double Falsehood was first published in 1728.

By Jonathan Bate, Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature at the University of Warwick

Published: 8:00AM GMT 16 Mar 2010

Had Lewis Theobald unearthed the holy grail of literary scholarship, a lost Shakespeare play? Or was he boldly conning the public with a forgery?

Theobald always maintained that he had worked from an authentic manuscript, but he did not include the play in his subsequent edition of Shakespeare’s complete works. What accounts for this seeming inconsistency?

The simple answer is…

View original 620 more words

Shakespeare, Then & Now


Bette A. Stevens:

HIS TIIME & OURS… Shakespeare’s Restless World by Neil MacGregor (Allen Lane, £25)

 

Originally posted on Dear Kitty. Some blog:

This video is called Video SparkNotes: Shakespeare’s King Lear summary.

Simon Basketter in Britain takes a look at a new book that cuts through the mysticism around Shakespeare:

Tue 16 Oct 2012

Objects that bear witness to Shakespeare’s restless times

The last thing the eyeball of Edward Oldcorne would have seen was the executioner walking to disembowel him.

That eyeball became a relic. And the crowds who watched his execution in the morning could then go to a Shakespeare play in the afternoon.

Neil MacGregor points out in his new book on William Shakespeare, “A stage is actually called a scaffold, and in Henry V the Chorus uses the word.

“So when Shakespeare stages the gouging out of Gloucester’s eyes in King Lear, it is for an audience who would have seen people being disembowelled and the severed heads on London Bridge.”

There is probably more mysticism about Shakespeare…

View original 289 more words

Tag Cloud

Rosie Amber

Book Reviewer, Avid Reader and Bookworm. Campaigning to link more readers to writers.

Author Aoife Marie Sheridan

Paranormal, Fantasy and Romance Author

Lit World Interviews

With RonovanWrites

Rudy u Martinka

What the world needs now in addition to love is wisdom

Callum McLaughlin

“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.”

Biographies and Cookbooks

A great WordPress.com site

WordDreams...

Jacqui Murray's

On The Heath

World's Worst Writer Working

Melange of Cultures

Book Reviews and More

Bobbing Around

Dr Bob Rich's occasional newsletter

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

Health, music and words for a great life.

A Writer's Life For Me.

Blog of Author Mishka Jenkins

No Wasted Ink

Author Interviews * Book Reviews * Essays on Writing * Writer's Links

Your Writing Lady

Self-Publishing Consultant

Veronica Bale's Blog

Author of living, breathing historical romance novels

Jaimie M. Engle

Author of Middle-Grade Fantasy Adventures

A Writer For Life

the coach for your dreams

Suffolk Scribblings

All is not quiet in the countryside

Hummingbird Redemption

Writing, Survival, Art and Love!

YOURS IN STORYTELLING...

Steve Vernon - Nova Scotia writer, storyteller and master of the booga-booga

Writr

A Content-oriented Tumblelog theme

Authors visit schools... all around the world!

Meet authors who would love to visit your school

SPEAKZEASY

Random pickings...warm aftertaste

Jennifer Paetsch

Books & eBooks

A Round of Words in 80 Days

The Writing Challenge That Knows You Have A Life

A Rose in Bloom

A Serial Romance

newauthoronline

This WordPress.com site is the bee's knees

SHEMHOPE

A FERVENT HEART

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,014 other followers

%d bloggers like this: