Tag Archives: Shakespeare

A Talk Like Shakespeare Day Gift to the Fair Readership that frequenteth This Blog

It’s… Talk Like Shakespeare Day! #TalkLikeShakespeare #TalkLikeShakespeareDay Therefore, I urge you all hence forth to speak in verse. Pentameter iambic would be best. Hear, O gentles! Also strive to use in thy fair speech some homage to the Bard. Maybe … Continue reading

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French First Folio Found

I saw a blurb about this the other day on the news, but it was so facile that it didn’t get my attention until now. From the UK’s best Catholic weekly, for which I also write, the Catholic Herald. Shakespeare … Continue reading

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Getting Shakespeare WRONG

As some of you know, I am a great fan of The Bard. (For example, HERE.  I really must get back to that some day.) I saw at Saint Austin Review a piece by Joseph Pearce which struck a nerve. … Continue reading

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23 April: Talk Like Shakespeare Day!

Drawing from material that I have posted in the past, I warmly remind the readership that today is Talk Like Shakespeare Day! Therefore, I urge you all hence forth to speak in verse. Pentameter iambic would be best. O list, … Continue reading

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Of priest holes and peddler trunks

In another post today I mentioned Shakespeare.  Here is another Shakespearean connection with something that is just too cool. At The Shakespeare Blog I saw an entry about an October fair held in Stratford-upon-Avon.  The post concerns itinerant players and peddlers … Continue reading

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Of Cassius, Caesar, and the Al Smith Dinner

If you watch the video of Card. Dolan’s final words and blessing at the end of the Al Smith Dinner (HERE), you will hear him quip in a self-deprecating way that he had hoped that Gov. Christie of New Jersey … Continue reading

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London sojourn update

Yesterday after Holy Mass at the little church on Maiden Lane near Covent Garden, a group of people met up at The Coal Hole, nearby on The Strand, for an extemp blognic.  Here are a few pics of the proceedings. … Continue reading

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London Sunday

After resolving the necessary prayers this morning, I helped with Communion at Mass (no EMHCs here!), said Mass, had lunch with the parish priest, sang Vespers in choro at the Brompton Oratory, and am now at the Globe Theatre waiting … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 14th Sunday after Pentecost: healths and hands and the finger

This Sunday’s Collect for the Extraordinary Form survived the snipping and pasting of the Consilium and the late Rev. Annibale Bugnini’s liturgical experts to be used in the Ordinary Form on Tuesday of the 2nd week of Lent. COLLECT (1962MR): … Continue reading

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A Most Tragikal Hystory of Obama I

Today is National Talk Like Shakespeare Day! In honor of this day, I urge you to speak in iambic pentameter and use words like “fleer”, “prithee”, and “guerdon”. In honor of this banner day, anniversary most auspicious, I have in … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: ad libbing during Masses with children

From a priest: I am an associate pastor and am charged with celebrating Masses in our elementary schools. For these Masses, the pastor has taken the liberty to modify the prayers (collect, prayer over the offerings, post communion prayer) and … Continue reading

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What I think about that!

This echoes something of my thought about the new Shakespeare movie which I don’t intend to pay to see.

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New Shakespeare movie

A new movie about Shakespeare is out. The premise is absurd: Shakespeare’s plays were not written by William Shakespeare. Piffle, to that. Still, I saw the trailer and the CGI of Elizabethan London looks pretty good. Joseph Pearce has a … Continue reading

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“This day is called the feast of Crispian.”

From a reader: A little trivia for you. Today commemorates the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. “He that shall live this day, and see old age, Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours, And say ‘To-morrow is Saint Crispian:’ … Continue reading

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Shakespeare: Catholic

When I was seven, I discovered Shakespeare. Ever since his works have never been far from my reach.  In my seventh year I was given sets of LP records with some of the greatest actors in the world reading the … Continue reading

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