Wednesday, 23 April 2014

How did one man capture all it is to be human?

Happy 450th to The Bard. The Bard! Not a bard, not any bard, not another bard nor an especially good example of a bard. No. The Bard. The one and only William Shakespeare.

Shakespeare has it all. Shakespeare has what other greats can only call on now and then, but has it all the time. Well, pretty much. I suppose even gods have their off-days.

There's always some debate or other about whether Shakespeare is relevant, whether he should be taught in schools or taught more often. 

As far as I'm concerned you could probably teach most other things through Shakespeare, if you tried. All human life is there... and incidentally, that's just one of the many bits of Shakespeare we all of us say almost every day, probably without realising it. Others (and there are many) include what the dickens, mum's the word, for goodness sake and wild goose chase.

That's how big Shakespeare is.

And he's going to need a pretty big cake too. And a lot of puff. Today's his 450th birthday. 

Happy Birthday, Bard!


  1. Oh gosh, yes! We need to study Shakespeare. My son had to argue with his teacher to allow him to study Hamlet as she had decided not to that year. Happy Birthday, Shakespeare indeed!

  2. Man driven to suicide by ex wife and divorce courts

    Chris Mackney committed suicide on December 29, 2013 because his ex wife was using the divorce courts in America to torture him and kidnap his children from him. He wrote a 4 page suicide note before killing himself.

    LATEST UPDATE: The ex-wife is such a psychopath that is she trying to copyright her ex husband's suicide note, in order to prevent it from being circulated on the internet. She is using her lawyers to threaten legal action against websites that published Chris's suicide letter.

    The website "A Voice for Men" also got a letter from her lawyers and wrote an article about it yesterday:

    Here's a couple more updates:

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