Hamlet was fun. Now I’m doing Cymbeline
I wrote responses to Hamlet, one line at a time. I finished a while ago but only just finished getting them all uploaded. Now it’s time to start uploading the Cymbeline I started a couple of years ago. The posts are all a bit behind this moment because of this.
Why Cymbeline? It’s my favorite of Shakespeare’s plays.
It’s like, his sword was swinging so wildly away from his target, like he was trying to buy a horse that cost 300 ducats or whatever and was like, here’s 50. And 50 ducats will not buy you that 300 ducat horse. The space between him having that horse is 250. One might call itContinue reading “His steel was in debt.”
It would be funny if the gods really just created human bodies as thoroughfares for steel and all the other details of our lives were just ways to get the steel into us. All the wars, just an excuse to have swords pass through and the gods got quite furious when humans worked out otherContinue reading “It is a thoroughfare for steel, if it be not hurt.”
Now – this is obviously not true. We have two people who have already told us this is not true and they are both more credible than Cloten or this flattering lord. We also know that Posthumus’ body is fine from subsequent scenes. What we have here is a lord who flatters with imaginary destruction.Continue reading “His body’s a passable carcass, if he be not hurt.”