All posts tagged: William Shakespeare

Just chillin’…

… in the window of a temple many hundreds of years old… I’m not sure what the these two were doing, except just hanging out… They were there when I arrived, and they were there when I left… And only slightly perturbed at the interruption of a tall westerner… Unlike so many children I saw at the Angkor Wat experience, these two weren’t all that interested in shaking down this tourist… Just chillin’… At just one more temple out in the jungles of Cambodia…   Maybe they were seeing into their future, and maybe knowing about this post, some seven years into their future, and realizing it was written on this, the 402nd anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, and possibly, the 454th anniversary of the birth of the best-selling fiction author of all time…?   Naw… Just chillin’…           Advertisements

2B, or not 2B…?

This is an image of Shakespeare done by William Blake   Did you ever have one of those occasions when you needed to write something down, but didn’t have anything to write on, or with? For those of you who aren’t as, perhaps… well… chronologically enhanced as moi, this would be in the days before the universally ubiquitous smart phone. I used to always carry around a pen in those days. My theory/excuse/explanation was that you never knew when you were going to come across a rogue crossword puzzle that needed to be solved.

Happy Anniversary, pt. II…

Today marks the 433rd anniversary of the marriage of one said William Shakespeare…     … who in this picture is played by the actor Joseph Fiennes…             … you, know, the guy who played Shakespeare playing the actor playing the dramatist portrayed above… playing the… you know… the… um…     Now I’m all confused! Anyhoo… I say, the anniversary of one of those guys above, to one said Anne Hathaway…         … who in this picture is played by the actress named for her… apparently…               … namely, this one…       Excuse me, but could someone please inform me as to whether the phrase “hubba hubba” is in fact one word, two words, or perhaps a hyphenated mutant word, coined to describe those rare forms of life such as the above-shown afore-said name-sake actress pictured immediately above this text… I look into those eyes, and something goes all squiggly inside, and I really can’t think about spelling for …

Agincourt at 600…

Today marks the 600th anniversary of the battle of Agincourt. There are English citizens around the world who hold this day sacred, in much the same way we Americans hold the 4th of July, and the Thai hold the King’s birthday sacred. For those of us who aren’t English, but lovers of Shakespeare, today is sacred for other reasons. Perhaps the second most famous speech ever written in the English language, behind a certain soliloquy from Hamlet, takes place (theatrically) upon the field at Agincourt. Here are some justly famous versions of this speech, and an up and comer for admission to their ranks: