I pause to learn

It occurred to me a while back that if I truly want to be a student of Shakespeare, I should read what the student Shakespeare read.  Now is as good as time as ever.

Here‘s a peak at what we will be talking about later in the week.


Author: sarij

I'm a writer, lifelong bibliophile ,and researcher. I hold a Bachelors in Humanities & History and a Master's in Humanities. When I'm not reading or talking about Shakespeare or history, you can usually find me in the garden discussing science or politics with my cat.

10 thoughts on “I pause to learn”

    1. Oh I hope you do! I tried a free version from iBooks, but the format was a mess. I have heard this about other e-copies. I broke down and ordered mine from Amazon.


      1. I’m gonna look around, and if I can’t find some side-ways way of reading it *siiiiigh* Amazon may get me too.

        But Amazon pisses me off the other day I ordered a really old novel and shipping was more than the book!


      1. Well if you are college student it’s free for a year. If not, it is $79.00 a year. You get free two day shipping and have access to Amazon’s online movies.


  1. I second the recommendation for Amazon Prime. But I have to be honest, I wind up buying more things by default from Amazon than I would otherwise. Yesterday I bought a 4-pack of ‘Bob’s Steelcut Oatmeal’ because it was available through Amazon Prime, and it was even a bit cheaper than it is in my local grocery store (where they have been out of it the last two times I tried to buy it).
    There are also free streaming movies and TV shows if you are a Prime member. I think it’s worth it, overall. You just have to say to yourself – I’m going Amazon first.

    I prefer buying used books, however, and many times those are not “Prime-eligible,” since they are being sold by a second party. In those cases, I do usually wind up paying $4 for shipping and $0.10 for the book!


    1. Glad I’m not the only one. I bought coffee from Amazon because it was a good deal.
      When I have to pay shipping on a used book, I try to factor that into what I am willing to pay for a used book. I would not mind paying $4.00 to have a $0.10 book shipped, as long as I thought the book was worth $5.00. 🙂


  2. “I intend to speak of forms changed into new entities”….. Shakespeare certainly took that to new levels – Gosh how much can be taken from this amazing work… Shakespeare’s characters obviously take on a life all their own but, Medea alone, not to mention the rich farm of characters to choose from Ovid, must have given inspiration to a young Shakespeare’s intellect room to grow exponentially 🙂


    1. I am only on Book 3 but already see how Ovid may have shaped Shakespeare’s view on storytelling. In my humble view Ovid not only inspired Shakespeare’s intellect, he inspired the playwright’s writing. He may be the Ovid for the modern reader.


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