Monday, July 12, 2010

Introducing My New Project

Presenting NotByShakespeare.com!

Regular readers will remember my ongoing quest to stop people from attributing things to Shakespeare that he didn't say.  First came the blog post, then the e-book.  Well the hits (or should I say misses?) just kept on coming, far faster than I could keep the book updated.  So I thought it would make a neat blog of its own to track down these quotes and go into more detail about why they're not accurate.  Plus, I was finding that a number of quotes I could not properly identify, so this gives more people a chance to comment and help track down the rightful authors.

Hope you like it!

3 comments:

Deidre said...

I'm a research assistant for a professor who is writing a book manuscript on Shakespearean quotation/allusion. It's amazing to see how Shakespeare's fame completely took over pre-existing idioms. I expect to find copious delight in your new blog.

catkins said...

Cool idea. I love it! I already found the source of an unsolved one for you.
--Carl

Duane said...

Thanks Carl! I think it's win/win all around. I get to work on my research skills while also increasing my exposure to quotes I would not otherwise have recognized. Plus we get to offset the mountain of databases attributing it to Shakespeare with at least one site that gets it right. Maybe it'll catch on.

Great to have you on board, Deidre. It remains to see whether I end up feeding you the most content, or vice versa!