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You the poet mask love with words- I unmask love with words. To you love is conditional on
all that doesn’t matter. For me love is what it is and is worth any risk. You do not know what
love is, except perhaps in the most inner recesses of your heart and soul. What you write
about is yourself. It is all about you. Each sentence a lesson for you to learn. Each thought
a paean to you- to your sensitivity- to your need – to your life. But love is more. Eventually
all things catch up- then you will find the pain- the pain of loss- the pain of what was, but is
not- the loss of you.
 

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Who Really was William Shakespeare?
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The Fight Club
Mulholland Dr.

PBS Arts & Culture

@149st
New York City Subway Art.


221Baker Street.org
Collection of web pages devoted
to Sherlock Holmes.


"2Near the Edge," Art work of
John Kostura

Architecture Week
Leading architecture magazine online,
covering new buildings worldwide & a
spectrum of design, technical, & cultural
issues.


A River & Sound Review
Started in February 2006 by Puyallup
teacher and writer Jay Bates, A River &
Sound Review is a one-of-a-kind, live
literary arts entertainment program intended
to feature the work of writers and musicians
from Puyallup and and the Puget Sound
region. Also designed for the allowance for
audience interaction -- via its two "literary
game shows," Name That Book and Head
to Head Shakespeare Trivia Challenge -
A River & Sound Review succeeds in its
efforts to make the literary arts accessible
to the public.


Art & Physics
Where Art & Physics intersect. Travel
seemingly divergent roads in the realms
of Art & Physics and learn how these
two disciplines converge and then form
parallel paths in space, time and light.


ArtNatAm
Collections of Native American art.

Artnetweb
Network of people & projects
investigating new media in the practice
of art.


Art Scene China

artSEENsoho

Asian Arts

Asian Film Connections

Brain Opera
Interactive, musical journey into
your mind.


Creative Site.com
Digital gallery.


Dark Horse Comics

Definitely Not the Opera

Eames Demetrios
Author, filmmaker & multimedia maker.


Electric Art Gallery

ericwaugh.com
The art of Eric Waugh.

Faculty of Fine Arts,
University of Calgary

GLBT Literature- Gay &
Lesbian Reading Group

Devoted to Literature about Gay, Lesbian,
Bisexual, & Trans (GLBT) life – past,
present, and future; it is also the home
of the Gay & Lesbian Reading Group.


GLBTQ
An encyclopedia of gay, lesbian, bisexual,
transgender & queer culture.


The Great Buildings Collection
Leading architecture reference site &
a gateway to architecture around the world.


Joy of Giving Something
Supports projects that illuminate the impact
of present day discoveries & innovations
on future conditions.


Grand Pa's Cabaret

Guthrie Studios

Lovli

lov.li is an online community of people
who make art, crafts and handmade products.
What can you do on lov.li? Share your art,
Sell your art, Create Groups, Promote
Events, Share Video, Make Friends


Marwencol
""Marwencol" is a documentary about the
fantasy world of Mark Hogancamp. After being
beaten into a brain-damaging coma by five men
outside a bar, Mark builds a 1/6th scale World
War II-era town in his backyard. Mark populates
the town he dubs "Marwencol" with dolls
representing his friends and family and creates
life-like photographs detailing the town's many
relationships and dramas."

Medical Humanities
"This site, established in 1994 at New York
University School of Medicine, is dedicated to
providing a resource for scholars, educators,
students, patients, and others who are
interested in the work of medical humanities.
We define the term "medical humanities"
broadly to include an interdisciplinary field of
humanities (literature, philosophy, ethics,
history and religion), social science
(anthropology, cultural studies, psychology,
sociology), and the arts (literature, theater,
film, and visual arts) and their application to
medical education and practice.


New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc
Fosters the development of new &
experimental work for radio & sound arts.


Onview.com
Online art gallery.


Online Classics

Opera, classical music, ballet & theater.


Papalnk
Dedicated to the art of youth. Activities
encompass the exhibition of works
by young artists, the archiving of
historically significant children's art
collections & the building of communities
that support children's creative endeavors.


ParaTheatrical ReSearch
An autonomous group of movers,
performers & artists combining techniques
of physical theatre, dance, voice & standing
Zazen meditation as developed &
directed by Antero Alli (documented in
his book, "Towards an Archeology of
the Soul"
).


p:ear | p:ear gallery
p:ear builds positive relationships with
homeless and transitional youth through
education, art, & recreation to affirm
personal worth and to create more
meaningful and healthier lives p:ear serves
15 to 22 year olds who are homeless,
pregnant or parenting, suspended from
their home schools, or otherwise
marginalized from traditional transitions
into adulthood.


PhotoArts
Dedicated to the international
community of collectors, dealers,
professionals & enthusiasts of fine art
& documentary photography.


National Endowment for the Arts

Native Art Network
Committed to promoting authentic Native
American Art of the highest quality. Represents
individual Native American artists & families
from the United States & Canada.


Popsubculture's Biography Project
Ongoing effort to catalog & document
the contributions of authors, artists,
scientists, film makers & other culturally
influential individuals on underground
culture in its various forms.


The Publishing Triangle
The purpose of the Publishing Triangle is to
further the publication of books & other
materials written by lesbian & gay authors or
with lesbian & gay themes.


Queer Arts Resource
"We realize that artistic identity is
molded by myriad factors, an amalgam
of gender, racial, ethnic and sexual, to
name a few. But we also know that
honest artistic expression by the queer
community plays a role in combating
homophobia and advancing the principles
of intellectual integrity."


Remedi Project
Online interactive art gallery.


Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Silversreensirens.com

SoWear Fashion Collective
A collective for designers, stylists,
photographers & hair/makeup artists.


Spacejetters
Science fiction and fantasy web
portal & art site with free entry to the
Museum of Intergalactic Art.


Survivors Art Foundation
Dedicated to encourage healing
through the arts.


Subway Life

Vellum Gallery
Online gallery that displays art based
on calligraphy & Illumination.


Woodstock


Photography

American Photojournalist
Offers news, features, information &
portfolios from real working
photojournalists.


The American Museum of Photography

Art Wolfe
Art Wolfe's photographs are recognized
throughout the world for their mastery
of color, composition, & perspective.
His vision & passionate wildlife advocacy
affirm his dedication to his work.


Center for Photographic Projects
Dedicated to supporting & encouraging
imagemakers as they initiate, develop
& culminate long-term photographic
projects.


Chris Carvalho- Lensjoy
"I work at scales ranging from the grand
landscape to the smallest of macro subjects
My desire is to reveal through color, form &
detail the hidden magnificence of the
world around us."


Christopher Burkett

Daguerreian Society

Day of the Dead in Mexico
"Since 1987, Mary J. Andrade has traveled
to Mexico in October & November of each
year to photograph and document Day of
the Dead celebrations throughout the
country.


Elizabeth Opalenik

Fading Ad Campaign
Photographic project documenting
vintage mural ads on building
brickfaces in New York City
spanning nearly a century.


George Eastman House, 
International Museum of
Photography & Film

International Center of Photography
A museum, a school & a center for
photography. Mission is to present
photography's vital place in contemporary
culture.


James Kay
James has been a professional
photographer for 20 years specializing
in fine-art landscape photography
of the American West.  He has also
served as a professional advisor to
Outdoor Photographer magazine.


Jerry N. Uelsmann

Jerry Wolfe
"When I was taking pictures or working in
the darkroom, it became natural for me to
fall into a profound state of mindfulness.
Without the grasping or acquisitive mind,
constantly pushing me into habitual or
predetermined ideas of what is beautiful,
significant or desirable, I began to see
things in a new way. I was able to explore
possibilities outside of my range of values--
terms such as “good, bad, beautiful, ugly”
lost much of their power over me. Instead
I became drawn to shapes and forms that
spoke to my inner self."


John Goodman

John Paul Caponigro

John Reuter

Joyce Tenneson

Kit & Caboodle

Kodak e-Magazine

Larry Cwik
"The stark realm of reality captured by
photographer Larry Cwik. His minimalist
photographs reflect the uniqueness &
beauty in day-to-day images that
pass by unnoticed."


Legends Online!-Photography

Masters Photography
Digitally Remastered Classics, digital
printing & unique fine-art photography 
exhibitions. Artists produce their work
digitally or by using traditional
photographic processes.


OneWorld.net's Photo Channel

New York Institute of Photography

Robert Farber

Sean Kernan

Shatz-Ornstein

Stephen Johnson


Literature

Academy of American Poets

AllenGinsberg.org
"Renowned poet, world traveler
spiritual seeker, founding member
of a major literary movement,
champion of human & civil rights,
photographer and songwriter,
political gadfly, teacher & co-founder
of a poetics school. Allen Ginsberg
(1926-1997) defied simple
classification."


all|linked

Ar chi pel Ago

The Archive

Bartleby Library
Preeminent Internet publisher of literature,
reference & verse.


Bibliomania
Free online literature.


Bill Thompson's Eye on Books
Audio interviews & Book Summaries.


BitBooks
Search engine for online fiction.


Blackmask Online
Wide selection on online, free eBooks.


Book TV
Each weekend provides an
opportunity to watch or listen
to non-fiction book related
programs.


Classic Reader
Read, search, & annotate great works
of literature by authors such as Dickens,
Tolstoy, Shakespeare, & many others.


CMU Poetry Index

Decameron Web

"Boccaccio's Decameron is a universal
repertory of perennially human situations
& dilemmas. The Decameron has elicited
throughout the centuries fundamental
discussions on the nature of narrative art,
on the tenets of medieval versus modern
morality, on the social & educational
value of any form of artistic & literary
expression."


east of the web short story
collection

Electronic Literature

Elihu Vedder's Rubiyt of
Omar Khayym

"Oh, come with old Khayym, and leave the Wise
To talk; one thing is certain, that Life flies;
One thing is certain, and the Rest is Lies;
The Flower that once has blown forever dies."


Eserver.org
Accessible online publishing.

Fenimore Cooper's
Literary Offenses

HAIKU for PEOPLE!

The Hobbit Site

International Virginia Woolf Society
"Woolf has since been recognized as
one of the most important & influential
feminist writers of the twentieth century
& as a writer whose works are dynamically
engaged with the political, philosophical,
historical &materialist issues of her time."

Joyce Maynard Home Page

Literary Traveler
Dedicated to the exploration of the
literary imagination. Contains articles
about writers, creative artists, & the
places that they lived and traveled.


Literature, Arts, and Medicine
Database

Resource for teaching & scholarship
in medical humanities.


The Literature Network
Searchable online literature for the
student, educator, or enthusiast.


Litweb.net
Biographies of writers.


Michael Chabon
Underpinnings, Recurring Subjects,
Passing Fancies- And a smattering
of random reading material.


The Modern World
Devoted to exploring twentieth-
century experimental literature.


Musarium
Multimedia story telling experiences,
rooted in journalism, education,
the arts & entertainment.


Online Book Initiative

Out of This World
Canadian Sci-Fi & Fantasy

National Novel Writing Month
Fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel
writing. Participants begin writing November
1. The goal is to write a 175-page
(50,000-word) novel by midnight,
November 30.


Plagiarist.com Poetry
A repository of classic & modern
poetry.


Poetry.com

Poetry International Web
Objectives are to make good poetry
from as many countries as possible
accessible to an international readership;
encourage poetry translations; stimulate
the international exchange of knowledge
about poetry; establish an international
community of poetry readers; &
provide an international directory of
(information about) good poetry for
readers around the world.


Representative Poetry Online

SCIFI.Com | Science Fiction Weekly

Scribbling Women
Public Media Foundation project that 
dramatizes stories by American
women writers for national
radio broadcast.

Sherlockian.net
Everything the Web offers about
Sherlock Holmes

The Shiki Internet Haiku Salon

Sonnet Central

The Spook

Studs Terkel
"Studs Terkel pursued acting &  appeared
on stage, in radio, & in the movies. He has
been a playwright, a radio news commentator,
a sportscaster, & a film narrator, & has
worked as a jazz columnist, a disc jockey,
& a music festival host. He even served briefly
as a civil service employee but is best known
as a radio network personality & as a Pulitzer
Prize-winning author of books. His award winning
books are based on his extensive conversations
with Americans from all walks of life that chronicle
the profound and often tumultuous changes in
our nation during the twentieth century.


Umbrage Editions
Umbrage Editions, based in New York City,
produces high-quality visual books, traveling
exhibitions, and multimedia projects, including,
most recently, educational guides, CD-ROMs,
an online chat series, award-winning websites,
a theater play, & a PBS documentary film.


Voices from the Gap
An instructional Web site focusing on
the lives & works of North American
women writers of color.


Woman Writers

Zoetrope
Contemporary short stories.

Zvi Har'El's Jules Verne Collection


Museums

Shrines to the Muses

"Rehearse to me ye sacred Sisters nine: The golden brood of great Apolloes wit, Those piteous plaints and sorrowful sad tine, Which late ye powred forth as ye did sit Beside the siluer Springs of Helicone, Making your musick of hart-breaking mone."

From "The Tears of the Muses," Edmund Spencer

American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Photography

ArtMuseum.net

The Ashmolean Museum
Museum of art and archaeology. One
of the oldest public museums in
the world.

Axis
Images of artwork by over 3,300 visual
artists and craftspeople living/working
in Britain.


The Detroit Institute of Arts

De Young Museum

Exploratorium
The Museum of science, art & human
perception.


Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Greenmuseum.org

Online museum of environmental art,
advances creative efforts to improve
our relationship with the natural world.


Guggenheim.com

Ho-Am Art Museum

International Coalition of Historic
Sites of Conscience

Louvre Museum

Los Angeles County Art Museum

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Muse
An interactive directory to museums'
collections including art, science, history,
zoos, archaeology & aquariums, etc. 

Musee Marmottan Monet

Museum.com

MuseumNetwork

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Museum of Modern Art, NY

National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery London

National Museum of American Art

National Museum of American History

National Museum of Natural History

National Portrait Gallery

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Newsuem
Interactive museum of news through
photographs.


North Carolina Museum of Art

Peabody Essex Museum
Contains internationally renowned maritime
collections; four centuries of American
Decorative Arts; and art from China,
Japan, Korea, India, and the Pacific Islands.
It also displays one of the world's largest &
most important collections of Asian
decorative arts produced for the Western
market.


Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Phillips Collection

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

The Smithsonian | Smithsonian Magazine

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Tate Modern

USC Interactive Art Museum

van Gogh Museum

Virtual Smithsonian

UCR/California Museum of
Photography

WebMuseum Network

Whitney Museum of American Art

Worcester Art Museum

 

Democracy can be a wickedly unfair thing Sabrina. Nobody poor was ever called democratic for marrying somebody rich.- Sabrina, 1954

"The joining of bodies with merging of souls in shared ecstasy, giving, receiving, delighting in each other...it's the source of all that makes this planet so rich and wonderful."

"Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own."

Valentine Michael Smith, from "Stranger in a Strange Land," Robert Heinlein.

"If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down."

Ray Bradbury



"I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex."

"Beauty, real beauty, ends where intellectual expression begins."

"The truth is rarely pure and never simple."

"Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault."

"All art is quite useless."

Quotes from Oscar Wilde; See also:
oscariana


"Sarcasm is the wit of dullards. Cruel- it is the refuge of those who have nothing to say, but feel compelled to say something."
Lowell Greenberg


"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."

Bene Gesserit, "Litany Against Fear," Frank Herbert, "Dune"


"Who, if I cried out, would hear me among the angels' hierarchies? 
And even if one of them pressed me suddenly against his heart:
I would be consumed in that overwhelming existence.
For beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror,
Which we are just able to endure,
And we are so awed because it serenely disdains to annihilate us.
Every angel is terrifying." 

"Works of art always spring from those who have faced the danger, gone to the very end of an experience, to the point beyond which no human being can go." 

Rainer Maria Rilke


On Love

Do not speak to me of love. The sun could never separate from the Earth and the Wind. The dancing wind- would be forlorn without her audience- the solid earth- the brilliant sun- or mother or friend. So do not speak to me of love- those who come and go- those who think love is but for a day. The water reaches to the moon- the moon and sun inseparable. The sky kisses the earth and life goes on and on. For true love does not depart- it does wait on sunny days- it is and always will be and nothing is forgotten..nothing forgotten.

To those that say that love is but a fleeting paramour- I want to say you are full of...well if nothing else your self. Love cannot depart- nor can it die- and if I love I am with my love for an eternity...for an eternity.

If you came into my life- and I discouraged you..if you found me wanting- unpleasurable to you. Then I say with all my heart that one thing must be true- you did not love and you cannot because this is not what love is.


Marilyn Monroe

In some way I really get her. She was a pioneer of sorts- an odd kind of liberated sexuality. I sense how when she acted, she was alive to the fullest- allowing herself to be free. Yet underneath- always this basic unhappiness- this feeling of being betrayed and used. And she was betrayed and used. All wrapped up in a vulnerable beauty and genuine talent. Never finding the love she sought and finally unable to accept the reality she found herself in. The red roses meant so much- in death remembered more than in life.
 

 

The Noir Side

This web site emphasizes renewal and essentially the "good" side of the "Force" and technological change. However, one should not ignore the potential of the "other" side. "Lord of the Flies" (William Golding), "Animal Farm" and "1984" (George Orwell), "Blade Runner" (based on a book by Phillip K. Dick), "Paris in the 20th Century" (Jules Verne) and "Neuromancer"  (William Gibson), all speak to the "noir" side and its implications. How far are we from these dystopias?Continued


Opera/Ballet

American Ballet Theatre

The Aria Database

Balletcompanies.com

Opera America

Opera Pacific

Metropolitan Opera

Opera Glass

The Virtual Opera House

OperaWeb


Film/Theater

American Film Institute

American Society of Cinematographers

britfilms.com
The British Films Catalogue
& The Directory of International
Film & Video Festivals.


Cinephiles

Cinema 21
Portland, Oregon art house

Cinema Sites

Filmmaker

Film 100

Film.com

Fine Line Features

FutureMovies
British movie review & filmmaking


Hollywood Theater

The Independent Film Channel

IFILM

Images

A web journal devoted to a better
understanding & appreciation of the
interconnection between movies &
popular culture.


Internet Movie Database

Lot 47 Films
Privately owned film company focused
on American independent films & high-
profile foreign films.


Why a Duck?-The Marx Brothers

MovieFone

Movie listing guide & ticketing service.


Reel Classics
Comprehensive site dedicated
exclusively to Classic Movies.


ReelView
James Berardinelli's film reviews.


Rotten Tomatoes/Tickets &
Showtimes

Movie reviews from top print &
online film critics.


San Francisco Film Society

Sundance Institute
Dedicated to the support &
development of independent
filmmakers, screenwriters,
playwrights, composers & other
film & theatre artists.


TheaterHistory.com

Third Rail

Third Rail Repertory Theatre was born
in 2003 of a desire to deliver artistic
excellence to Portland, OR audiences on a
consistent basis. Like the Group Theatre
of the 1930s and Chicago's Steppenwolf
Theatre, Third Rail's permanent ensemble
shares an esthetic, a vocabulary, and an
understanding of each others' working styles.
This means that great risks can be taken
quickly, thus great dramatic (and comic)
potential can be tapped.


Tony Awards

Video Project
The mission of the Video Project
a is to entertain and inform by pursuing
new ways of creating and distributing
video about the future of the planet,
for those who will live in that future.


Music

All Music Guide

Andante
Music label site with extensive
information & commentary
on classical musical works,
composers & performing artists.

Arkansas Jazz Heritage
Foundation

Bluegrass World

BMG Music Services

Chesky Records

Classical.com
Classical music subscription
service offering online listening,
downloads, custom CDs &
classical resources.


Classical Guitar Aficionados

Classical Music Archives
23,559 media files (MIDI/WMA/MP3)
by 1,501 composers.

Classical Music Resources

Classical Net

Delos International

Experience Music Project
Interactive music museum

Eva Cassidy

Gramophone
Classical music magazine.


Jazz Institute of Chicago
| Jazz Links

Dedicated to the preservation &
perpetuation of jazz in all its forms.


Jazz On-line

John Klemmer
"..John Klemmer always has a message
and is a truly unique & original
saxophone player..."


Kanatan Aski
Combines traditional North American
drumming with the traditional panpipe
rhythms of the Andes.

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Mudcat Cafe
A magazine devoted to blues & folk music


Music Boulevard

Mutopia
Free downloadable music


Naxos/HNH International

National Public Radio Jazz

Oddmusic.com
Showcases unique, unusual, ethnic,
or experimental music & instruments.


Orange County Arts Net

The Parting Glass: An Annotated
Pogues Lyrics Page


Philips Music Group

Reason to Rock
Online book the goal of which is to give
credit to rock music as a legitimate &
autonomous art form.


The Red Hot Jazz Archive

Salon Audio

Smithsonian Jazz

The orchestra-in-residence at the
National Museum of American History.
Mission is to explore, present, promote,
& perpetuate the historical legacy
of jazz.


Sonic Net

Sony Classical

South Coast Repertory

Strictly Music

The Glenn Gould Archive

Verve Music Group

Jazz music label. Web site features
sound clips, jazz artist & album
pages & daily updated artist tour
Information.
 

Favorite Classical Music

The Goldberg Variations and The Well-Tempered Clavier, Books 1 and 2, by J.S. Bach, performed by Glenn Gould. The Goldbergs, in Glenn Gould's recording, were chosen as one of the pieces of music sent out on the Voyager space probe, together with pictures of humans, diagrams of where to find our planet, and instructions on how to play the record. As one of the project members said, the ideal message to send out to alien civilizations would have been the complete works of Bach, but "that would have been boasting."  From ClassicalNet/UK; Also: The Glenn Gould Archive

St. Matthew Passion by J.S. Bach, Geza Oberfrank, conductor (Naxos) and Mass in B Minor, Eugen Jochum, conductor (Phillips Classics).

Sonatas and Paritas for Solo Violin by J.S. Bach, Arthur Grumiaux (Phillips). Mozart, Piano Concerto 20, performed by Jeno Jando & the Concentus Hungarius. Mozart.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Requiem in D minor, KV 626, conducted by Herbert Von Karajan, Wiener Philharmoniker.

Beethoven's Piano Sonatas (Complete Cycle: Naxos/Jandos).

Handel's Messiah, conducted by Sir. Thomas Beecham, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus (RCA Victor).

Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Vaughn Williams, conducted by Neville Mariner, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields.

Madama Butterfly opera by Giacomo Puccini, performed by the Orchestra e Coro del Teatro deli' Opera di Roma, conducted by Sir John Barbirolli C.H. Vocal performers include Renata Scotto, Anna DI Stasio, Carlo Bergonzi, Rolando Panerai and others. Also: Turandot

Maria Callas- Every note and every word is a thing of beauty. Her spirit, her pain and her compassion emanate and flow. I sense her vulnerability, her musicianship, her need to communicate through the great gift she was given. Her passion rings true and I can feel the beauty and pain through her music- Lowell Greenberg  

 

Who Really was
William Shakespeare?

"For truth is truth, though never so old, and time cannot make that false which was once true." -Edward de Vere

'Tis better to be vile than vile esteem'd,
When not to be receives reproach of being,
And the just pleasure lost which is so deem'd
Not by our feeling but by others' seeing:
For why should others false adulterate eyes
Give salutation to my sportive blood?
Or on my frailties why are frailer spies,
Which in their wills count bad what I think good?
No, I am that I am, and they that level
At my abuses reckon up their own:
I may be straight, though they themselves be bevel;
By their rank thoughts my deeds must not be shown;
Unless this general evil they maintain,
All men are bad, and in their badness reign.

Sonnet CXXI-William Shakespeare


Who really was William Shakespeare? Perhaps the answer is in his works-for their enduring greatness is their humanity- how they capture the emotional and intellectual essence of what it means to be human- I am that I am. Could such works be other than autobiographical- at least in the quintessence of emotion that flows through them?

In Hamlet, Lear, Othello, MacBeth, Romeo and The Sonnets must you find William Shakespeare. And who do you find? A reflective man of noble birth rejected and lame- one who knew intimately life's perfidy- who suffered for unrequited love and would burn the outer skin of social convention to be consumed in love's fleeting moment. A man who's hands with icy detachment murdered - a man shackled by time, circumstances and his very nature. A man of skill and flair who understood the theatre and life's' illusion. And Who really was William Shakespeare? In a word- Edward de Vere.

Shakespeare Oxford Society

The Oxford Shakespeare

The Ever Reader

The Shakespeare Authorship Sourcebook

The Shakespeare Mystery


'When most I wink, then do mine eyes best see,
For all the day they view things unrespected;
But when I sleep, in dreams they look on thee,
And darkly bright are bright in dark directed.
Then thou, whose shadow shadows doth make bright,
How would thy shadow's form form happy show
To the clear day with thy much clearer light,
When to unseeing eyes thy shade shines so!
How would, I say, mine eyes be blessed made
By looking on thee in the living day,
When in dead night thy fair imperfect shade
Through heavy sleep on sightless eyes doth stay!
All days are nights to see till I see thee,
And nights bright days when dreams do show thee me.'

Sonnet XLIII-William Shakespeare

And- when all is gone- only the nights remain- forever.

 

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