In Which I Critique! Shakespeare on Facebook

While reading the complete works of William Shakespeare, I made frequent comments about him and his works on Facebook, some of which I here reproduce.

In which I critique Cleopatra.

Facebook post about Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra

In which I mourn a death.

Facebook post about Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra

In which I express a foreboding.

Facebook post about Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra

In which I critique Antony.

Facebook post about Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra

In which I state a fact.

Facebook post about Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra

Somewhere Between Like and Love

It’s more than an infatuation, but it’s not quite real love.

Haven’t you always wished there was a word for this state of being?

An involuntary cognitive and emotional state of intense romantic desire for another person.

The word is limerance. (And I love the way it sounds.)

This word was coined by psychologist Dorothy Tennov in a 1979 book titled Love and Limerance: The Experience of Being in Love.

You can read more about limerance in this Wikipedia article.

10 Reasons to Read The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott

Here presented are 10 reasons to read the novel The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott:

10. The word “gaberlunzie.”

9. A grumpy old man and his “womankind.”

8. A secret marriage.

7. A secret passage.

6. A secret identity.

5. A deathbed confession and a crazy countess.

4. A buried treasure in a graveyard.

3. A duel fought with pistols.

2. A midnight funeral in a ruined abbey.

1. A nighttime rescue of persons stranded by a high tide on an oceanside cliff in a storm.

Beware the Ides of March! Shakespeare on Facebook

During my long project (2 years, 9 months, 18 days) to read the complete works of William Shakespeare, I made frequent comments about him and his works on Facebook.

Here is a selection of posts from March 2013.

How fortuitous that I got to read Julius Caesar during the month of March.

Facebook post about Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

My advice to Brutus:

Facebook post about Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

The deed is done and explanations are made.

Facebook post about Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

An exclamation that should come back into common usage.

Facebook post about Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

A preview of things to come.

Facebook post about Shakespeare's Julius Caesar