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Good and Evil

March 31, 2011

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Whenever I read the parts of The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, that involved “Good Angel” and “Evil Angel” I had images of scenes from Family Guy and Bugs Bunny fly through my head.  The Evil Angel sitting on the one shoulder advising the individual, with the Good Angel on the other counter-acting. More than […]

16th Century Joke of the Day!

March 22, 2011

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One saying that French paper was better cheape in England then English paper: An other answered: No maruell, for why, they haue more ragges to make paper of in France, then wee haue in England, by reason they haue more beggers. http://shipbrook.com/jeff/jokes.html

English and the World

March 22, 2011

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“Year 2006 aggregate estimates suggest approximately 375 million native English speakers, and a combined native and non-native number of English speakers of over 1.5 billion worldwide.” – http://cnrsociety.org/english.html This map shows the countries which have English standing as their Official Language as of 2006. Before the Elizabethan period this would not have been the case – […]

Sir Francis Bacon’s Joke of the Day

March 17, 2011

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“Q[ueen] Eliz[abeth] saw S[i]r Ed[ward] Dier in her Garden, she looking out at a windowe, and asked him in Italian; what does a man think of, when he thinks of nothing? Sir Ed[ward] Dier, after a little pause, said in Ital[ian], Madam, of a womans promise. The Q[ueen] shrunk in her Head, and shutt the […]

16th Century Joke of the Day!

March 10, 2011

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One being asked why he loued so extreamly such a foule, crooked, and squint ey’d creature: he answered: She makes yee a most daintie Sallade of Lettuce. http://shipbrook.com/jeff/jokes.html

They don’t know what love is because they think they can define it

March 10, 2011

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King Lear is in many ways, centered around inexpressibility. The notion of inexpressibility, or the limits to language or discourse, becomes a tool in itself within Shakespeare’s plays. The initial conflict began because Cordelia describes how: “Unhappy that I am, I cannot heave My heart into my mouth” (Act 1, Scene 1, 94-95). One of […]

King Lear’s Fool and Saturday Night Live

March 5, 2011

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As mentioned in previous posts, Shakespeare likes to show the reality in life through various forms of representation. The Fool is a figure that he used as a tool in his works to conflict with the power of the monarchy and aristocratic society. The Fool is known to be a part of poor culture, and […]