The Cymbeline Project

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.


And why so?

I saw the Harry Potter play and it was as well done as a play with all the economic advantages and a well seasoned creative time could be. I was engaged most of the time – which is more than I can say for a lot of shows. And yet it left me a littleContinue reading “And why so?”

But no courtier, Although they wear their faces to the bent Of the king’s looks, hath a heart that is not Glad at the thing they scowl at.

This is a very weird court where the courtiers feel obligated to mirror the faces of the king. I know there has been, historically, some weird imitative behavior royalty-wise – like the reason that Spaniards make their Sss sound like ths is because they once had a king with a lisp – but this seemsContinue reading “But no courtier, Although they wear their faces to the bent Of the king’s looks, hath a heart that is not Glad at the thing they scowl at.”

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