Michaelwclark.com

Just my stuff

You’re not getting older… you’re getting… Shakespeare!

Leave a comment


Henry V, surveying the Battle of Agincourt

One of the nice things about getting older, aside from all the growing aches and pains, is that you can appreciate those things that, in your younger days, you might have only noticed fleetingly.

It seems in life, my life anyhow, there were in youth precursors to interests that took middle age to bloom. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, for instance, on the musical side. And in literature, Shakespeare.

I always respected Shakespeare and, even in high school, could appreciate some of his more accessible lines. But understanding a play back then seemed pretty tough. The antiquated talk was just too remote, unless I took the time to look up each term, which, in my youth, I hardly had patience for.

But now older and hopefully a bit wiser, I can actually sit and read Shakespeare, and yes, GET it!

I find that printing a play from this site as a PDF file enables me to read it better, than say, from a book. I like merging the old text with the latest technology. Nothing lost and everything gained!

http://shakespeare.mit.edu/henryv/full.html

Advertisements

Author: Michael Clark

I'm the administrator of Earthpages.org | Earthpages.ca with a Joint Honours B.A. in Psychology/Sociology at York and Trent U, an M.A. in Philosophy and Religion at Visva-Bharati, India, and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies at UOttawa.

What are you thinking?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s