‘Feast here awhile, until our stars that frown lend us a smile.’ Is this an encouraging quote? I’ll take it as that since feasting is nice and we can hope that our frowning stars will soon smile upon us. It’s from Pericles anyway, which we are planning to read next (see below).
Again, it’s been a quiet Shakespeare month but here’s the report, after information about where to get Shakespeare calling – the book:
The book is available for those of you in Great Britain and parts of Europe on this site:
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Or in Sweden
or Adlibris. Or contact the publisher email@example.com
- In Dagens Nyheter
- Agnes Lidbeck writes that she’s moved and therefore reorganised her books alphabetically: ‘I comfort Shakespeare with a pat to the cheek. We live here now. I hope you’ll like it next to Strindberg.’
- it is reported that in a copy of the First Folio in a Philadelphia library the notes in the margins, it has been claimed, were written by John Milton.
- In A Living Soul (En levande själ) by P C Jersild, the brain Ypsilon wonders how he can know about Lenin, God, Darwin, Pavlov and Hamlet when his memory has been wiped.
- Mark Haddon’s new novel The Porpoise is based on Pericles and Shakespeare himself appears in a couple of chapters. Now we’re inspired to read the play so that will be next.
- In The Summer before the War by Helen Simonson the village poet is asked if he wants to pose as Shakespeare in the coming parade.
Further since last time:
- Decision: to read Pericles next.
Posted this month
- This report
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