King Lear: Part I – In Defence of Bastards

I figured I’d follow on from Romeo and Juliet with King Lear for a couple of reasons. One, it is the Shakespeare play I consider my favourite and with which I am most acquainted and two, I think it is the one that best contrasts with the outright comical stupidity of the ‘tragedy’ of RomeoContinue reading “King Lear: Part I – In Defence of Bastards”

Romeo and Juliet – Shakespeare’s Finest Comedy

“For never was a story of more woeThan this of Juliet and her Romeo. Exeunt” So ends this play of the harsh and horrible nature of the true love of a 13 year old girl to a young man of uncertain age but we’d guess somewhere between 16-20. You see where I’m going, here? AtContinue reading “Romeo and Juliet – Shakespeare’s Finest Comedy”

The Curious Idiot’s™ Introduction to Shakespeare

It’s inevitable, isn’t it? I mean I speak English as my first language so at some point or another I am going to talk about Shakespeare. Even if English wasn’t my first language Shakespeare is taught all around the world and is often considered the pinnacle of English literary accomplishment. Point 1 – Shakespeare isn’tContinue reading “The Curious Idiot’s™ Introduction to Shakespeare”