The word ‘fool’ is rather loosely used these days but it is a technical term in Shakespeare’s plays. The fool in Elizabethan drama is someone employed to entertain a king o… Read More
This guest blog post was written by Veronika Porobanyuk, marketing manager of Ning website builder. She is passionate about travelling, cooking, discovering new places, and of course, w… Read More
Shakespeare had little formal education beyond a few years in his local grammar school. In a poem praising him as a great genius, his friend, Ben Jonson, concluded with something that had pr… Read More
The Roman Empire tried to crush the Jewish faith in the region where most Jews lived, now known as Israel. That resulted in a mass exodus as Jews moved to places where they would be less vul… Read More
Today’s guest blog post is written by Jems Gooding from language tutors listenand earn.org, where he shares his views on Shakespeare’s general awesomeness… Be it a… Read More
The word ‘bardolatry’ is formed from the word ‘bard’ – an historic concept referring to a poet who wrote about great national events like war, rebellion, enviro… Read More
Our friends over at EssayWritingServicesUK shared this pretty special infographic titled “50 of The Most Powerful Quotes in Literature”. Aside from the fact that there are… Read More
Regarding the social position of women the twenty-first century is a very long way from Elizabethan England. Whereas there is vitually no object in the way of any woman in Western society wh… Read More
We often hear terms such as ‘Platonic’ and ‘Aristotelian’ and ‘Einsteinean’, but what does it mean when we talk about ‘Shakespearean?’ A… Read More
There’s little doubt that Shakespeare is the greatest English writer to have lived, and has of course provided the world with all manner of fantastic quotes. So it should come as no su… Read More
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