Shakespeare Blog Carnival #2

I’m a little late in posting, but it’s been a hectic week for me… I’m moving! My muscles hate me for being such Shakespeare nerd and having all those heavy books. But enough about me!

Let’s see what the month of April brought in the ShakesBlogoSphere! Not a bad turnout this month. I’m posting only things that were submitted, so if you missed it: too bad! There’s always next time!

Ioan Draniciar presents us with a poem entitled Shakespeare Created the World in Seven Days. It made me smile, how about you?

Ashok posted some very interesting reading material: The Coming Age, an essay on Macbeth. He said, “[it’s] a reading of Macbeth – if the first part bores you, take a look at parts 3 & 4, which contrast Duncan and his son. The argument I’m advancing attempts to explain who the witches are ultimately, but takes a circuitous route.”

Nigel Beale has shared A Scene by Scene discussion between Prof. Joseph Khoury and Nigel Beale about Hamlet’s first and second acts. Download the mp3, give it a listen when you have the time. It’s 45 minute long so give yourself time to listen and think about it. It’s never bad to hear people’s interpretations. Nigel also plans to host a roundtable discussion on Hamlet next week. Stay tuned!

Craig Bryant introduces his new blog, “Another Shakespeare?” with the post, A beginning is a very delicate time… This blog actually isn’t about Shakespeare at all, rather Thomas Middleton. one of the Bard’s contemporaries and his writing hand plays a large role in the text of Macbeth.

Brent Diggs presents Loves Labor Little – A Tale Perspired By Recent Events, a funny little post. For entertainment purposes only.

Geoffrey posted something that’s hard to ignore: George Bush is Shakespeare. Not literally of course. Don’t blow up, just see for yourself what he has to say.

P.L. Frederick gives us a couple humorous tidbits this month: Shakespeare, Spelling, And 1¢ Gingerbread and The Spoon, Most Noble Of Eating Utensils. I enjoyed them, you might too!

And last, but not least, William S makes us do a little thinking as he talks about “the big book from 1623 that started it all.” The post is Folio? which is, of course, about the First Folio.

That’s all for this month. Be sure to submit the posts you would like to be featured in the next Shakespeare Blog Carnival!