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My Favorite Shakespeare Villains

Last week, this blog featured an infograph of literary villains in which Shakespeare’s characters figured prominently. So that started me thinking about my favorite (i.e., most deliciously villainous) of the Bard’s bad guys. So here’s the list (and the plays … Continue reading

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So Says Hamlet

Ready for another┬áMonday insult from Shakespeare? Ready or not, here it comes. Today’s insult comes from Hamlet, as Prince Hamlet forces his uncle, Claudius, to drink the poisoned cup: Thou incestuous, murd’rous, damned Dane (Hamlet, V.2.327). Sometimes one insult is … Continue reading

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