For the Shakespeare Students

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

Those fine folks coming to the weblog looking for notes on Shakespeare will find matter here soon. And I want to thank Professor Dwyer for taking time away from her own schedule to help get people started. Shakespeare isn’t easy to get into on such short notice and so she deserves lots of thank yous. I think she has plans to open up Macbeth on Wednesday, which is a fine idea.

One of the first things you want to do when coming here is to understand that the link above is not a departure to the BBC for laughs. There’s a reason for it. It’s a first lesson in context, which partly has to with your understanding of what Shakespeare himself knew. Between ours and Shakespeare’s time is vast amount of time and historical happening.

More soon to come, as soon as I get out of this painkiller cloud.


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