Monday, March 31, 2008

4 Reasons to own Shakespeare

1. Impress your friends (if they're of that sort...). They're usually pretty on the shelf

2. Woo anyone, anytime (or re-woo)
  • Her passions are made of nothing but the finest part of pure love. ~Antony and Cleopatra
  • Hear my soul speak: The very instant that I saw you, did My heart fly to your service. ~The Tempest
  • But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?it is the east, and Juliet (insert name) is the sun. ~Romeo and Juliet
3. A treasured source of clever insults
  • I do desire we may be better strangers.
    As You Like It (3.2.248)
  • There’s no more faith in thee than in a stewed prune. 1 Henry IV (3.3.40)
  • Thou whoreson zed! thou unnecessary letter!
    King Lear (2.2.61)
By the way, if a you are curious, you can create your own very clever Shakespearean insults at

4. Complete volumes have innumerable uses.
See picture at the right.

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