Shakespeare Compendium

(If you click on a link and don’t see what you are looking for, scroll down.)

shakespeareMeasure for Measure: Preacher’s exegesis:
Part I
Part II
Part III
Part IV (Deus ex machina explored)

Measure for Measure Revisited, with Greater Wisdom

Romeo and Juliet

Richard II

King Richard II on sovereignty

Richard II “scepter’d isle” speech

Richard III

Twelfth Night

Sad Twelfth Night

Henry IV, Part I: Falstaff
Henry IV, Part I: Fathers’ Day

King Lear

King Lear’s “Reason not the need” speech

The prayers of King Lear

Who Stocked My Man?!

The beautiful reasonable unreasonableness of king Lear and Cleopatra

Shakespeare’s Bad Plays


Hamlet Act V, Scene 1

‘Hamlet & Ten Virgins’ homily

Much Ado About Nothing quotes

Most scathing insult in the history of English (Richard III)

Lots of On-Stage Deaths

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
1. Oberon vs. Titania and the Pope in Germany
2. Theseus praises the Rude Mechanicals

Othello vs. Otello

Othello, Act III, Scene 3: the Fall of Man

Love’s Labor

Sampled Shakespeare: Romeo + Juliet and Coriolanus

Virginia, Merchant of Venice, and the Unforgiving Steward

Timon Curses Athens and Teaches Chastity, Shaky Timon in Staunton

All’s Well that Ends Well? Really? (with the Decemberists)


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