Celebrating the Bard of Stratford-upon-Avon

In celebration of William Shakespeare's 450th birthday, I thought it only apropos to write a post honoring the author who penned the works from which my parents bestowed my name. (That's correct, the name "Portia" is found in two of Shakespeare's works, The Merchant of Venice and Julius Caesar.) In unison with Shakespeareans around the […]

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Fear Not the Bard

Shakespeare figurine

Hark dear reader! No Fear Shakespeare is here! You are not alone in your endeavors to understand The Bard. How happy was I, about a fortnight ago, when I discovered this series of 18 of Bill’s most famous plays in their original text with side-by-side translations in good olde plain English. For example, here's an excerpt […]

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