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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: The Alexander Text (Collins Classics)
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: The Alexander Text (Collins Classics) | William Shakespeare
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The Complete Works of Shakespeare contains the recognized canon of the bards plays, and his sonnets and poems. The texts were edited by the late Professor Peter Alexander, making it one of the most authoritative editions, recognized the world over for its clarity and scholarship.
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The Riverside Shakespeare | William Shakespeare, Gwynne Blakemore Evans, John Joseph Michael Tobin
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📕Riverside Shakespeare
✍🏼 Salman Rushdie
🎬RobinHood DISNEY 😂💚
🎤Rolling Stones
🎵River Bishop Briggs

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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OsIgiH-E8yg&t=239s

Many of us first encountered Shakespeare‘s plays as text before experiencing them as theater. Shakespeare is textual. He‘s also typographic. In this free public lecture, Claire Bourne illuminates how typographic decision-making—from typefaces to page design—has shaped how we read and engage with Shakespeare.

COVID has me still weak and reading is eh so …Shakespeare

#shakespearereadalong peeps

TheBookHippie Claire M. L. Bourne is Assistant Professor of English at Pennsylvania State University. She is author of Typographies of Performance in Early Modern England and editor of the essay collection Shakespeare/Text.
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julieclair Hope you are feeling better soon! 4mo
TheBookHippie @julieclair I‘m past the I want to die phase at least. Now just so incredibly exhausted. 4mo
julieclair Ugh. Hang in there. Sounds like it really hit you hard. 😩 4mo
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I kind a feel like I completed a marathon. I made it! Following our map laid by @GingerAntics of 22 a week, my mornings for 7 weeks have been working through these 154 sonnets. They‘re difficult, but as you work through them they open themselves up with so much language play.

I like this Pelican edition, the one in front. The notes were curt, but smart and insightful. It doesn‘t have any real analysis.

Loved our little #shakespearerealong team

MrsMalaprop 🙌 It‘s been so fun 🤩🙏 6mo
TheBookHippie I'm finishing tomorrow and I agree it has been so much fun!! ALSO THE PLANNED PARENTHOOD!!! 💙 💙 💙 💙 💙 💙 💙 6mo
batsy I hope to finish by tomorrow. It's been a fantastic ride reading it with you guys—really feels like we took a deep dive into Will's psyche with this one 😆 6mo
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Sonnet 116 - on the constancy and permanence of love - an ever-fixèd mark - never shaken. This sonnet comes amongst a sudden change in trend. A once jealous author has put himself on the defensive. So, take it at its meaning and as it‘s undermined.

Pictured over Michael Stipe, because it has me thinking of how he discarded the permanence of love in REM‘s This One Goes Out to the One I Love.

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TheBookHippie Oh this is pure excellence!!! 6mo
MrsMalaprop Love it 😍. One of my faves (& everyone else‘s). 6mo
batsy This is one of those perfect ones. But coming as it does in between the moody sonnets, I do wonder if there's more in between the lines that I might be missing. Is it a celebration, or a defensive refutation to something the youth has said... 6mo
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Graywacke @TheBookHippie 🙂😍 @MrsMalaprop it‘s new to me. ☺️ 6mo
Graywacke @batsy it‘s curiously placed. I think he intended us to imagine some doubt. 🙂 6mo
TheBookHippie 128 is a favorite of mine I took detention for writing a paper on it! 🤣🤣🤣🎉 parochial school🤦🏻‍♀️ 6mo
Graywacke @TheBookHippie i might have to skip ahead and take a peak 6mo
TheBookHippie @Graywacke I‘m not there yet either, I do look forward to the revisit! 6mo
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I‘m a Covid rebound case. Back in isolation. Day 13.

I really took to Sonnet 104, which I thought was beautiful, but quieter, with a gentle kindness. (Although choosing a mere 3 yrs as his time element may be satirical.)

This one stands out as gentler than anything before. So when the next Sonnet, 105 says “Since all alike my songs and praises be/To one, of one, still such, and ever so”, I imagine he‘s being intentionally provocative.

TrishB More reading time!! Hope it goes soon. 6mo
Graywacke @TrishB maybe. My mind is an unsettled mush from these swings in outlook. 6mo
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Graywacke @TrishB also thanks. 🙂 6mo
TheBookHippie May your rebound finish quickly. Sigh. 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm Hope it goes away soon. 6mo
vivastory Hopefully your rebound is over quickly. 6mo
batsy Ah, damn. I hope you're fine and show a negative result soon. 6mo
Tamra Feel better soon! It‘s a good reason to read though. 😏 6mo
MrsMalaprop Oh no. I hope you are well enough to continue your #shakespeare #sonnets deep dives. I for one am appreciating them📚🙏. 6mo
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Sonnet 102 - one in a sequence on the struggle to capture his lover‘s beauty.

Our love was new, and then but in the spring,
When I was wont to greet it with my lays;
As Philomel in summer‘s front doth sing,
And stops his pipe in growth of riper days:

In Ovid‘s metamorphoses Philomel was raped by her sister‘s husband, who cut out her tongue so she couldn‘t tell anyone. Later she was turned into a nightingale (hence the picture).

Graywacke Maybe a little intense for WS to compare his writing struggles to a woman raped and silenced by mutilation. And...yes, his lover is young man in this sequence. #shakespearereadalong 6mo
TheBookHippie @Graywacke I think he‘s working out all his “demons” writing these ! 6mo
Graywacke @TheBookHippie what was his state of mind while composing these? 6mo
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TheBookHippie @Graywacke I keep wondering what was he working out? What was being thrown at him and what was he experiencing?! So many questions! 6mo
Graywacke @TheBookHippie I think about this too. I find it really hard to see the him under the words though. These are so polished. But i keep trying 🙂 6mo
batsy @TheBookHippie I agree! Lots of lil demons to exorcise in these sonnets. I sometimes feel like the obsessive love for the youth is the surface and what really matters to the poet is his art, how its interpreted, his longevity/legacy in relation to other poets... But maybe that's not quite fair? 6mo
Graywacke @batsy it makes sense to me. ( tagging @MrsMalaprop for this post) 6mo
TheBookHippie @batsy I‘ve had those same thoughts! 6mo
batsy @Graywacke @TheBookHippie I'm glad that we're all feeling similar 🙂 6mo
Graywacke @batsy but you expressed it really well. (I have struggled to.) 6mo
batsy @Graywacke Thank you for that! I love your posts where you think through the sonnets. Plus I think Will, wherever he is, might be pleased that we're struggling to convey what we read—he lives on 🙂 6mo
Graywacke @batsy he does! 6mo
TheBookHippie @batsy I agree!! 6mo
TheBookHippie @batsy @Graywacke we‘re all in the struggle together! 6mo
batsy @TheBookHippie @Graywacke we are indeed 👊🏽 6mo
batsy @MrsMalaprop 💪🏾🙂 6mo
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Sonnet 93 explores what we do and don‘t reveal with our face, thinking (of course) about infidelity.

“How like Eve‘s apple doth thy beauty grow”

My cat wasn‘t Litsy-friendly (a poor litten) if you want to read the text, but you can find the full text here: https://www.shakespeares-sonnets.com/sonnet/93

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batsy His expression is how I imagine Shakespeare must have looked as he composed this one 😼 6mo
TheBookHippie @batsy 💯💯💯 6mo
rabbitprincess 😻😻😻 such pretty green eyes! 6mo
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DivineDiana Intoxicating eyes! 💚 6mo
MrsMalaprop We were just trying to explain the meaning of ‘fidelity‘ to our 13yo last night! 😁 6mo
Graywacke @batsy ( @TheBookHippie )😆 fierce green jealous cat eyes. @rabbitprincess @DivineDiana he knows it, the little monster. 6mo
Graywacke @MrsMalaprop 🙂 So mature/immature and so young at 13. (Not sure Eve‘s apple would be helpful.) 6mo
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Sonnet 85 and the silent muse.
Image too cheesy? 😁

I found Sonnet 86, where WS says he was not silenced by great poetry, but by “you” alone, powerfully written. But I‘m partial to the silent struggle expressed here - while “precious phrase by all the muses filed”…i‘m left with “my dumb thoughts, speaking in effect”

unlettered clerk: “the illiterate parish clerk (whose duty is to lead the congregation‘s responses, and cries Amen to everything)”

TheBookHippie I copied this down for my daily journal it spoke to me!! HA. 6mo
TheBookHippie Image is dead on! BRAVA. 6mo
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Graywacke @TheBookHippie you‘re now my favorite person today 😂 And that‘s really cool that this one struck you too. 6mo
TheBookHippie @Graywacke 🤣 Shakespeare peeps unite 💯 6mo
batsy I love this one! The well-mannered muse, the poet as a mere "unlettered clerk"—again there's a drama queen aspect to it that's a little bit tongue-in-cheek. 6mo
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Sonnet 81

@batsy has me thinking about WS‘s petulance. ☺️ Here our jealous poet overlays this with thoughts on his legacy, the distant future, “When all breathers of this world are dead.” He‘s so focused on death, he has to remind us readers of our own, making us all think sadly of generations long ahead that have forgotten us…but not WS and his muse: “And tongues to be your being shall rehearse…You still shall live”
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TheBookHippie As long as someone speaks your name -you live. 6mo
batsy A jealous poet is the best poet, imo 😉 6mo
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merelybookish I'm impressed by all of you reading the sonnets! I just didn't have it in me. 6mo
Graywacke @merelybookish I think you‘re showing some sanity. 🙂 These are slow and difficult, but I‘m enjoying a slow stroll through. 6mo
Graywacke @TheBookHippie well, maybe. A little vanity there, I might gently suggest. 🙂 6mo
Graywacke @batsy 🤔 I‘m on the fence on this jealous poet bit. 6mo
TheBookHippie @merelybookish the one to three per day works quite well. 6mo
Graywacke @TheBookHippie @merelybookish I agree, a few a day works nice. But I find it challenging regardless. 6mo
TheBookHippie @Graywacke I do find it challenging and I'm working from I think 5 books now!! But, it is a good summer thing for me. For sure. 6mo
Graywacke @TheBookHippie I‘m using two books. It helps. I‘m gaining clarity and it allows me to enjoy them a lot more. I can put real emotion behind them. 6mo
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Sonnet 74

When thou reviewest this, thou dost review
The very part that was consecrate to thee

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TheBookHippie I have the same Bloom book! 6mo
Graywacke @TheBookHippie the brick. Is it readable? 😁 I keep getting nervous after, well, like a sentence. 6mo
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Sonnets 71-73 look at death in tortured ways (a passive aggressive you should forget me). Here, in Sonnet 73, it‘s compared to autumn and winter.

“Bare ruined choirs where late the sweet birds sang” can lead us to imagine a beautiful image of a leave-less late fall tree, or a romantic one of the many ruined Catholic choirs in the abandoned churches of WS‘s time, or, as here, the ugly medical army against our covid pandemic. (Paxlovid, etc).

Graywacke For what it‘s worth, I‘m feeling better today. Sunday was awful, incoherent (a 301-day reading streak ended Sunday. Today is day 2 on the new streak.) Yesterday I was just sick, low fever, even before Paxlovid. Today fever free. Coughing and weak, but so much improved. 6mo
TheBookHippie Ooooo. That‘s good. 6mo
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Graywacke These sonnets play a lot on “will” and Will(iam). Here it plays on shake. 🙂 (I only just noticed, after I posted) 6mo
MrsMalaprop Sorry you‘ve been unwell. Hope the Bard (and the drugs) are helping you through. ❤️‍🩹 6mo
batsy So glad that you're feeling better! 6mo
Graywacke @TheBookHippie I went ugly. 🙂 6mo
Graywacke @MrsMalaprop thanks. I can read these again. That‘s an improvement. I‘m feeling better today than since this started. Maybe a little tired now at the end of the day. 6mo
Graywacke @batsy thanks 🙏 6mo
TheBookHippie @Graywacke I do that too, it‘s very soothing 🤣 possibly why I‘m such a fan of the Bard!!! The darkness of it all. ♥️😅 6mo
Graywacke @TheBookHippie 😂 the draw of poetic darkness 6mo
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The first four lines of Sonnet 60 are familiar and beautiful to me, their expression of time and experience as a sequence of ripples on on the shore. I‘m always caught on the line “in sequent toil all forwards do contend”, as a metaphor for life. Also, later in the poem I love the bitter line: “And time that gave doth now his gift confound”

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MrsMalaprop Beautiful 😍 7mo
MoonWitch94 That line IS bitter. It‘s probably my favorite in this one. 6mo
GingerAntics I love the couplet in this one. There is just something about it. 6mo
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Readergrrl One of my favorite sonnets to start the year with my 12th graders. So accessible with beautiful imagery and a very relatable message. They really like to grapple with the theme and apply to their own experiences as they end their school careers. No matter what their plans for the future may be, they all share the same bittersweet acknowledgment that THIS chapter is over for them. 6mo
Graywacke @MrsMalaprop thanks! @MoonWitch94 that line sticks, no? @GingerAntics I completely agree! 6mo
Graywacke @Readergrrl my daughter starts 12th grade soon. This is a great poem of that year. 6mo
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Sonnet 54, with some wild flowers from today.

Sketch synopsis: Your faithfulness makes you like a scented rose and, when your beauty fades, my poetry, like perfume, distills your true essence.

Canker-blooms are scentless, wild, dog roses. Wildflowers seemed like a decent replacement. They seemed to “play as wantonly when summer‘s breath their masked buds discloses”

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TheBookHippie How beautiful. 7mo
MrsMalaprop Wonderful 💐 7mo
batsy Lovely! 7mo
GingerAntics I‘m loving your photographic accompaniment to these. It‘s like Graywack‘s illustrated edition we‘re all following along and enjoying here. 6mo
Graywacke @GingerAntics thanks! It‘s fun to use my pictures this way. 🙂 @TheBookHippie @MrsMalaprop @batsy thanks all. Something about mountain flowers 6mo
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For the morning, Sonnet 50, on Breckenridge mountain. I was going to read this on my hike yesterday, but I was too exhausted to read a sonnet. Saw the word journey, snapped the picture. So only this morning do I grasp he‘s traveling away from his lover by horse. Since I came here from overheated topography-compromised Houston, I can‘t say this resembles in any way how I felt. ☺️
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TheBookHippie Brilliant!!!! 7mo
MoonWitch94 The last line here just crushes me. Great post! 7mo
Graywacke @MoonWitch94 that line, it stings. 7mo
GingerAntics Still a beautiful photo! What a lovely setting for some Shakespeare. 6mo
GingerAntics @MoonWitch94 @Graywacke that last line really does hurt. I was thinking it could work for losing a loved one as well, then I thought of our hypothesis that the sonnets could be about his lost son Hamnet. Little Hamnet definitely makes that line hurt all the more. 6mo
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…that pour‘st into my verse
Thine own sweet argument

Good morning, from sonnet 38
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TheBookHippie I love these daily readings I‘m enjoying it so much! 7mo
MrsMalaprop I agree with @TheBookHippie You‘re inspiring me to persist with reading a few each day. 🙏 7mo
TheBookHippie @MrsMalaprop It works out so nicely!! 7mo
Graywacke @TheBookHippie thanks for letting me know. 🙂 Of course, i can‘t maintain it. Just when I have the time. @MrsMalaprop ☺️ 7mo
Readergrrl I opened Litsy this am and there was a sonnet looking back at me! Not Shakespeare‘s but lovely nonetheless. Check out @TheSpineView ‘s poetry post. 7mo
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Sonnet 33 for the morning, the first of four comparing the trials of love to the changing weather.

Here the love is like the sun, “Gilding pale streams with heavenly alchemy”, turning pale streams gold - “but one hour mine”.

(“the ugly rack on his celestial face” is cloud cover blocking the sun)

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Graywacke Perhaps one might imagine a torturing rack physically casting its shadow? 7mo
TheBookHippie @Graywacke WELL that's how I'm going to imagine it now!! 7mo
Graywacke @TheBookHippie love is tough 😆 7mo
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TheBookHippie @Graywacke I now have the love hurts song in my head… 🤣 7mo
Readergrrl @Graywacke You might like to check out John Donne‘s sonnets. His early works are quite smart and “earthy” and his later works are very beautiful and spiritual. He was an interesting guy. Look up “The Flea” and imagine how that translates to today‘s world. Still relevant!! 7mo
Graywacke @TheBookHippie oh, I think that works for the whole collection. 😳 🙂 7mo
Graywacke @Readergrrl last year I read Petrarch‘s sonnets. So Donne is a natural follow up. (And he has a nice cameo in Mantel‘s Cromwell trilogy, especially the 3rd book). But I haven‘t gotten to him yet. I need a good edition… 7mo
TheBookHippie @Readergrrl I agree about the Donne!!! 7mo
TheBookHippie @Graywacke I think so............ha. 7mo
GingerAntics I don‘t think your cat is a fan of this one. 7mo
Graywacke @GingerAntics he was thinking about it. Honestly he wants more commitment. 🐈‍⬛ 7mo
GingerAntics @Graywacke I can see that. 7mo
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Sonnet 31 for the morning, a mourning of deceased lovers or dead love. (Curious if he means he‘s lacking a heart.) But “lovers” can mean many things, and religious love can mean faithful or perhaps (?) something more like fraternal or even family love. I thought of Hamnet, the bard‘s deceased son, and wondering if he had this lost son in mind. #shakespearereadalong

Graywacke Side note: it occurs to me the fine looking young man in sonnets 1-17 who the poet encourages to go be fruitful and have children - could that be his son? Is he saying to this very young boy, give me grandchildren? 7mo
TheBookHippie Cliff notes : The sonnet demonstrates that the poet is really writing to himself rather than to the young man. His physical separation from the youth prompts him to remember lost loves and then link them to his current relationship with the youth. The poet rejoices that his dead friends are metaphysically implanted in the youth's bosom, but lost friends and lovers — not the young man — are the main subjects of the sonnet. 7mo
Graywacke @TheBookHippie notes! 🙏 👍 7mo
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batsy I'm a bit behind on this week's sonnets but I'm distracted by the cat 😻 7mo
Graywacke @batsy of course, when I read them out, he has that look that says, “yeah that‘s me. That too. Me again” 7mo
GingerAntics @Graywacke ooooooh, I hadn‘t taken that view at all. I don‘t think I‘ve ever heard this interpretation before, but that makes A LOT of sense… then Hamnet dies and the sonnets shift. 7mo
Graywacke @GingerAntics well, the Cliff notes posted by @TheBookHippie seem to point to stuff that undermines the idea. But I‘m still thinking about it. 7mo
TheBookHippie @Graywacke I don‘t always agree with the notes of cliff 🤣 7mo
GingerAntics @Graywacke @TheBookHippie I agree with questioning the notes of Cliff. He‘s got some weird ideas sometimes. 7mo
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#shakespearereadalong #catherbuddyread - A Song of the Lark reference, Sonnet 29

Imagining Cather‘s opera singer, feeling outcast, dusting off the Colorado sand hills, yet in a state, while singing, richer than kings.

Readergrrl I love reading sonnets! As an English teacher, I suppose I probably enjoy them more than most, but I just love the wordplay and imagery so much! 7mo
Graywacke @Readergrrl My first time trying to read them. They are difficult. But something is coming through. I‘m enjoying my slow trek through. They beg to be read in different ways. 7mo
Readergrrl Very true. I‘ve been reading them for years and I still find new ways to interpret them. That‘s the beauty! As I age, I think my own life perspectives change and so do my understandings of these poems. Enjoy! 7mo
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TheBookHippie I think sonnets are new everytime I read them! Some seem easier than others. 7mo
batsy That's a lovely image. Feels so apt with regards to the book... 7mo
Graywacke @Readergrrl I‘m definitely enjoying the time with them. @TheBookHippie of course, I‘ll have to revisit. @batsy Cather… special writer. 7mo
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From fairest creatures we desire increase

#firstlinefridays

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And another book to start July.

I‘ll try reading two editions. This by Pelican and one other that‘s still on order. I bought this one at Joseph Fox independent bookstore in Philadelphia. It closed earlier this year. 🙁

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Lcsmcat It makes me sad when bookstores close. 😞 7mo
Graywacke @Lcsmcat yeah. This one was especially sad. It‘s was such a terrific store. 7mo
batsy Lovely! That's the edition I ordered from a local bookstore but they ran out of stock & shipping from suppliers takes 5-6 weeks 😢 I'm glad the sonnets are easily available online but I should have planned my book buying better 😆 7mo
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GingerAntics That is a beautiful cover, though. 7mo
Graywacke @batsy 5-6 weeks! How frustrating. 🙁 7mo
Graywacke @GingerAntics yeah, i like the cover too. The back cover is maybe better- has two men embracing in the same style. 7mo
GingerAntics @Graywacke oooooh that does sound nice. I like the artwork they use for these editions. 7mo
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#OnThisDay in 1616 William Shakespeare died. We also celebrate his bday today, the exact date is unknown. "If you bid me good riddance and send me packing, if you wish I was dead as a door-nail, if you think I am an eyesore, a laughing stock, the devil incarnate, a stony-hearted villain, bloody-minded or a blinking idiot...For goodness' sake! What the dickens! But me no buts! - it is all one to me, for you are quoting Shakespeare." #HistoryGetsLIT

TheKidUpstairs This post comes from the wonderful Quoting Shakespeare by Bernard Levin. It is also yesterday's OnThisDay. I was at the hockey rink with my boys all day yesterday and didn't get to posting! 9mo
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Readergrrl I love Shakespeare‘s sonnets. Their form and context are quite beautiful! John Donne is my other favorite sonnet craftsman. 10mo
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With show season starting up again we decided to make a showpiece book... this baby weighs 9 pounds and includes everything Shakespeare ever published. That's a standard dinner fork for size comparison. I'm not sure yet if it'll be a standard item we continue to make, or if it'll be a one of. It used SO MUCH LEATHER. 😅 I'm really happy with how the cover turned out.

#Studio42Books #Penguicon #MCCC

ravenlee That looks amazing! By the way, I ordered one of your small notebooks for my friend‘s birthday (and it got there SOOO fast because I didn‘t realize you were in the same city!) and she LOVES it. Thank you! 10mo
GondorGirl @ravenlee Thank you so much! I'm glad she likes it. 🥰 10mo
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johncadams Such a wonderful speech. Thank you so much for sharing it here. 13mo
TheSpineView @johncadams 👍😍😊 13mo
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Christmas present from my husband. Done ✅😊❤️.

wanderinglynn Awesome puzzle! 💚🧩 13mo
Ruthiella Beautiful! 🤩 13mo
Texreader This is awesome!! 13mo
Hooked_on_books That‘s beautiful! 13mo
TrishB That‘s very cool! 13mo
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Post 2 of 2: Here are all my awesome goodies! @quietjenn really picked out some fun stuff!! Cute Halloween socks, a fun mask, an awesome mug (it says Boo! on the inside), a smell-good candle and this really cool/spooky tote! Not pictured is also some candy my daughter is rummaging through 😂 Thank you so much Jenn! You did amazing!! Thank you @wanderinglynn for hosting this #HHS !

wanderinglynn How fun! 🎃🧡 1y
AmyG Love the tote! 1y
kellyann28 @AmyG It's probably my favorite!! 1y
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quietjenn Whew, I'm glad it was a hit. I hope you enjoy everything! 🎃 1y
kellyann28 @quietjenn Very much, you put together a wonderful package! Thank you again! 1y
aperfectmjk Not only did we get the same mug, we got the same candle! 😆 1y
kellyann28 @aperfectmjk Swap box twinsies 😂 1y
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#FallTreasures #Day16 #ThriftStoreFind

I have A LOT of books picked up very cheaply from the thrift store. My favorite place to thrift for books is called Bishop‘s Attic, and most of the books are only $.10 each. I‘ve seen copies of other volumes of this collection at my local used bookstore for upwards of $10 each, so I was lucky to find these at such a good price while thrifting!

Texreader And they look brand new! Score!! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Wow!! Sounds awesome!! 🙌🏻📚 1y
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1. Shakespeare! I like to hear the different voices on audio, but I have to read along to keep track of who is talking and where the action is taking place. I recommend #ArkAngelShakspeare audio productions.

2. I struggle to read much nonfiction in print, but I thoroughly enjoy it on audio. I also appreciate how many more books I can enjoy by listening while I drive, walk, and do chores.

#Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 💙📖📚 2y
Scochrane26 I like NF on audio, too. 2y
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VioletMoonBooks
The Complete Works of Shakespeare | William Shakespeare
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I love reading Shakespeare, but I had to share.

Sassy_Steph 😜😜, he sure didn‘t have those no fear books 2y
dariazeoli 😂 2y
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MallenNC
The Works of Shakespeare | William Shakespeare
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Maybe the only thing 2020 has done right is making a man named William Shakespeare one of the world‘s first COVID vaccine recipients. The BBC had fun with this news: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-55233021?fbclid=IwAR1RHUJrM-0AfA4kNBqaAELpPHLqNKT0P0...

vivastory I felt so uplifted listening about this today & the woman who was the first in the UK to get it. 2y
MallenNC @vivastory It is such a relief that we may finally be seeing a light at the end of this long tunnel. The lady who got it first was very cute. I just saw that she celebrated with a cup of tea, which seems right to me! 2y
KVanRead Loved this too!👏 2y
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jenniferw88
The Complete Works | William Shakespeare
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Queen Greatest Hits Vol I
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The Greatest Showman

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love Queen! 2y
jenniferw88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks what's your favourite song? Mine is Crazy Little Thing Called Love. Mum had a friend who played percussion in the West End Show so we managed to get cheaper/free seats about 5 times! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Of course it‘s Bohemian Rhapsody!! 🤣 I have forced my girls to listen to it sooo many times when they were growing up!! 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Someone is listening to BR right now at work!!! Lol 2y
jenniferw88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks haha! As soon as I put the volume in the cd player I can name the next track on it! 2y
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#poetrymatters @TheSpineView
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Sonnet 45 by William Shakespeare

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🍂🍁🍂🍁 2y
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The Complete Works | William Shakespeare
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I had this grand scheme where I was going to read and then watch all of Shakespeare's plays, but, as it turns out, I really couldn't give a fuck about the Bard. DNF at page 388.

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GingerAntics
Arden Shakespeare Complete Works | William Shakespeare, David Scott Kastan, Richard Proudfoot, Ann Thompson
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@Gezemice the only Arden Shakespeare I have is the complete works and those usually don‘t have any of the extra stuff which is why I‘ve stayed away from the RSC complete works. Then I have these Arden Performance editions. If I ever get to restart my physical library, those may have to be on the list.

Gezemice That‘s pretty cool you have those! I have The Riverside Shakespeare, otherwise I just get the Ardens from the library. I would not buy them. My bookshelves are totally full! I just got three new bookshelves but two are replacements for cruddy ones. I think I will fill it up right away with the books that have no home right now. The Riverside had some good annotations, too, but it is huge. 2y
GingerAntics @Gezemice I don‘t have either of these. These are just what‘s available for Arden Shakespeare on Apple Books. 2y
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Bookwomble I needed to read this today 💗 2y
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ozma.of.oz
The Complete Works | William Shakespeare
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More helping my dad clean out his parents‘ house, and we found this in a tub of knickknacks from when the whole family lived abroad in France for several years! ❤️

CrowCAH That‘s just beautiful! 😍 2y
ozma.of.oz @CrowCAH And dusty! 😂 2y
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