Friday, August 26, 2005

Got a Shakespeare Question?

I'm not sure if the audience for my blog right now is primarily Shakespeare experts, or people with Shakespeare questions looking for help. I'm hoping it's a mix of both. So let me try an experiment. If you're out there and you've stumbled across the blog because you have a question that you're looking to get answered, tell me about it. I'll post it up here and we can get some discussion going among those who might have the answer. Very often you'll find that the answer isn't cut and dried, yes or no. It's a matter of personal opinion and interpretation. Was Hamlet truly mad, or just acting? No one really knows. But it's fun to ask and throw your two cents into the mix.

I can't promise that I'll post every single question, because my other site used to get a regular trickle of the same question over and over again ("wherefore" means "why", in case you were planning to ask). But if it hasn't already been discussed to death, I'll try to get it up here. If it has already been discussed to death, I'll point you to it.

Also note that we're not really into doing anybody's homework for them, so come prepared with an answer to your own question. "I think Act 2 Scene 3 is really about...." is a much better way to start than, "Can somebody tell me what happens in Act 2 Scene 3? I need it by 10am tomorrow."

1 comment:

SONNET CLV said...

Though this be madness, yet there is method in 't.
William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act 2 scene 2

A very impressive blog, Duane. Enjoyed it immensely.