Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Somebody Loves Shakespeare


Spotted this testament of love for Mr. Shakespeare over on Twitter.  Recommended reading for those of us that know what she’s talking about.

Bonus, something I’d never heard before:

In an essay about Othello from A New Mimesis, A.D. Nuttal quotes A.C. Bradley who said that if you swap Othello and Hamlet into each other’s plays, both plays end rather quickly.  Hamlet would see through Iago in 5 minutes and then start making fun of him in the next 5.  The ghost would have said, “Kill that usurper” to Othello and the next sounds would be the ring of Action Man drawing his sword and then the thud of Claudius hitting the floor after Othello cleaves him in twain.

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