One spring afternoon, while sitting through yet another boring high school English lecture, my daydreams were interrupted by my teacher’s explanation of Lady Macbeth’s madness. I watched, mesmerized as he mimicked washing his hands while sleepwalking, uttering “Out, damn spot, out I say!”. Our teacher did not have to spell it out for me; I instantly understood that Lady Macbeth had stained her soul with Duncan’s blood.
I made two vows that day: I would never do anything that would stain my soul, and I would learn everything I could about the playwright who drove this point home. Thirty odd years later I am still learning, only now I am the one lecturing about Shakespeare. This page is where you will find some of my ideas and thoughts about the remarkable works of Shakespeare.
On March 22 I will be giving a talk on “Why Shakespeare Matters” and reading from my upcoming book, “The Groundling’s Guide to Shakespeare” at the Carson City Library at 6PM with a Q&A starting at 7PM. Admission is free but it’s first come first seated.
Links to some of my posts about Shakespeare
Celebrating Shakespeare in Song
Shakespeare a Stoner? All smoke and no substance
Ten Life Lessons from Shakespeare
Shakespeare Stories in 10 words or less
The What if game; how humans evolved from apes to Shakespeare
To be or not to be, Shakespeare?
Surprising poetry inspired by Shakespeare
Is it Shakespeare or based on Shakespeare?
7 things you may not know about Shakespeare
It it wasn’t for Shakespeare….Great Quotes
So what did Shakespeare’s audience eat?
If it wasn’t for Shakespeare…Lists!
If it wasn’t for Shakespeare…Young Lust
It it wasn’t for Shakespeare…6 works of classical music art
If it wasn’t for Shakespeare..Book titles
So you think you’re smarter than Shakespeare
Shakespeare and the Walking Dead…Words, words, words!
2 thoughts on “Words, words, words, on Shakespeare”
Hello, My name is Barbara and I would like to get in touch with you. Do you have an email that I can write to you? I´ll make my MA in Shakespeare, I hope this year if I get the money. Best regards, Barbara
Hello Barbara. Oh how I envy you! So young and in the United Kingdom working on your MA. I wish you the very best of luck! Yes, I have an e-mail, but would hate to share it with the world, you know spammers. How about I send you a Facebook friend request?