via Sarah Hoyt. Lots to chew on here—kudos to Richard Bledsoe
Great Caesar’s Ghost!
“…I have heardThat guilty creatures sitting at a playHave, by the very cunning of the scene,Been struck so to the soul that presentlyThey have proclaimed their malefactions.For murder, though it have no tongue, will speakWith most miraculous organ…
The play’s the thingWherein I’ll catch the conscience of the king.”-William Shakespeare
Part of the miraculous achievement of playwright William Shakespeare is his depiction of universal principles through the actions of his particular characters. These enduring insights make it possible to set his plays in practically any time, and any place, despite the specifics of their plots.
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