Tag Archives: Shakespeare

ARE YOU IN DANGER OF HAVING AN ARACHNOLEPTIC FIT?

I’m writing a series about Shakespeare right now. Did you know that he introduced something like several thousand words into the English language that had never been used before? The one constant of all languages is change; neologisms appear all … Continue reading

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THE BOOK IS DEAD. LONG LIVE THE BOOK

For five hundred years nothing much changed; there was Gutenberg and moveable type. Then there was the quill, Shakespeare, the typewriter, Inspector Poirrot, the 21st century and before we knew it someone invented Amazon and who let the dogs out? … Continue reading

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5½ REASONS NOT TO BURN RICHARD THE THIRD

Tell me: how many of you did not enjoy Braveheart because the Scots wear kilts (which weren’t in common usage until 4oo years later) and because primae noctis is probably a myth? Would such historical errors have bothered you more … Continue reading

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