The Wisdom of Shakespeare
Citadel Press, 2002 - 228 pages
Ben Jonson said Shakespeare was not 'of an age but for all time.' Harold Bloom argues that Shakespeare 'invented the human.' In his works, Shakespeare delves into the human experience as no other author before or since. His understanding and knowledge of men, women, nature, politics, education, life, death, family life and grief are as pertinent today as those of any contemporary artist. In this valuable addition to the Wisdom series, selected quotations from the man at the centre of Western literature are available for easy reference and enjoyment.
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Ado II.i Antony-A&C Beatrice-Much Ado beauty Benedick-Much Ado Berowne-LLL blood breath Brutus JC chimes at midnight crown Cymbeline death devil ding doth ears earth Edgar-Lear Enobarbus-A&C eyes fair Falstaff Falstaff-1 Henry Falstaff-1 Henry IV faults fear Feste-TN fire fool Fool-Lear friends Gertrude Hamlet give grief Guiderius Hamlet Hamlet V.ii Hamlet II.ii hath heart heaven heigh-ho Henry IV I.ii Henry VI III.ii honour Hotspur-1 Henry I.iii I.iv Iago-Othello III.iii II.i II.ii II.iv II.v III.i IV.ii IV.iv IV.v IV.vi King Henry King Henry-Henry King Richard-Richard Lear-Lear Leonato live lord Love's lovers Macbeth-Macbeth maid man's merry nature never night o'er Ophelia Hamlet Pericles-Pericles poor Portia-MV Proteus-TGV reason Richard II Romeo-RJ Rosalind-AYLI IV.i sing sleep Sonnet 29 Sonnet 60 Sonnet 98 soul speak sweet thee there's thing thou art Timon-Timon tongue Troilus-TC true V.iii V.iv VIII virtue weep wise Wives woman words