Shakespeare Du Jour

Shakespeare Du Jour

Like flies to wanton boys are we to the Gods; they but kill us for their sport. – King Lear, Act III, Scene 1 – These words are spoken by Gloucester who has been betrayed…

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A Shakespearean Motto for the OWS Crowd

A Shakespearean Motto for the OWS Crowd

I was re-reading King Lear last night and these two lines uttered by the title character caught my eye: Plate sin with gold and the strong lance of justice hurtless breaks; Arm it in rags, a pygmy’s…

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Shakespeare on Scapegoating

Shakespeare on Scapegoating

Harold Bloom, the curmudgeonly Shakespeare critic, once said that every pathology Sigmund Freud is said to have discovered can be found first in Shakespeare. I think there’s something to that. One of my favorite passages in all…

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Florida to Remove “Shylock” From Loan Sharking Statutes

Florida to Remove “Shylock” From Loan Sharking Statutes

This one’s not a tax post, but it’s interesting nonetheless. Especially so for a bardolater. The Orlando Sentinel reports today, The term shylock wold be stripped from state laws under a bill that’s going to…

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Did Shakespeare Really Hate Lawyers?

Did Shakespeare Really Hate Lawyers?

I confess, I’m a bardolater.  When I’m not blogging or representing one of my clients in Immigration Court or Tax Court, it’s a good bet you’ll find me reading something to do with Shakespeare. Now…

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