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by Steve Minkin
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: I Hate Books
Topic: Shakespeare
Replies: 171
Views: 34333

eleventh notes, sonnets 97 - 116

Greetings! We're still looking at Wednesday, August 12, 6:00, for our Zoomed sonnets reading. I've received preferred selections from ten of you, one would like me to assign them sonnets, and one is still unaccounted for. I should have the reading order ready by Monday. "The combination of apparent ...
by Steve Minkin
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2020
Replies: 529
Views: 78233

Re: Recently Watched Films 2020

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by Steve Minkin
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: I Hate Books
Topic: Shakespeare
Replies: 171
Views: 34333

tenth notes, sonnets 78 -96

Cheers! This series opens with the rival poet sonnets, which run from 78 to 86, with the interruption of 81. Sonnet 78 – the beloved's beauty enhances the poetry of other poets, "Have added feathers to the learned's wing And given grace a double majesty." But this poet has no poetry but that which i...
by Steve Minkin
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: I Hate Books
Topic: Shakespeare
Replies: 171
Views: 34333

ninth notes, sonnets 65 -77

Cheers! One week to get your 'short list' of sonnets to me, in the order of how much you'd like to read them. We should all be able to read three or perhaps four sonnets during our Zoom reading. I will select our names at random, the first pick gets their top pick, next gets their top available pick...
by Steve Minkin
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: I Hate Everything
Topic: i hate random pictures
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by Steve Minkin
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: I Hate Books
Topic: Shakespeare
Replies: 171
Views: 34333

Re: Shakespeare

Cheers! Sonnet 54 celebrates the beloved's possessing not just beauty, but also truth. The rose is fairer because of its “sweet odor.” The canker-blooms have as rich a color as the rose but “their only virtue is their show, ” so they live unwanted and unrespected. But roses die loved and prized, and...
by Steve Minkin
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2020
Replies: 529
Views: 78233

Re: Recently Watched Films 2020

https://www.tvcream.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/shakes8.jpg https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-J4jvIFsv_7Y/VFvfOrXidQI/AAAAAAAABAw/0WxYetZkULE/s1600/Othello%2Benraptured.JPG I've watched two more plays from the BBC boxes, both solid productions although not fabulous and exceptional as Helen Mirren's Cymbeline...
by Steve Minkin
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: I Hate Books
Topic: Shakespeare
Replies: 171
Views: 34333

Re: Shakespeare

Cheers! Hope you're all doing well, coping with the sheltering and sweltering. Sonnet 46 stages a dispute between the eye and the heart over who has best claim on the beloved's love. The poem assumes the reader is familiar with the Renaissance distinction between the true love of the heart and the s...
by Steve Minkin
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: I Hate Everything
Topic: Rube Goldbergs
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Views: 2399

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by Steve Minkin
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: I Hate Books
Topic: Shakespeare
Replies: 171
Views: 34333

sixth notes, sonnets 40-45

Cheers! Hope you're all doing well. For Father's Day, Lily got me a box of fixings for pastrami and corned beef sandwiches from the old deli from the old neighborhood in The Bronx – the best! Sonnets 40-42 deal with the young man sleeping with the poet's mistress, a theme explored again late in the ...
by Steve Minkin
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2020
Replies: 529
Views: 78233

Re: Recently Watched Films 2020

Working my way through the 38 discs of the BBC Shakespeare collection. My rave about Cymbeline, with Helen Mirren as Imogene, is above. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-uClzjTooA04/Uj6veCWEdXI/AAAAAAAAAEo/yA31rye-Cf0/s1600/header.JPG Next up, an astonishingly good As You Like It. This is among the most fre...
by Steve Minkin
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2020
Replies: 529
Views: 78233

Re: Recently Watched Films 2020

And when Szell finally gets his hands on the loot, did he really have to have it appraised among the camp survivors in the Diamond District, massive hub that it is? Not a fan of the movie, but the diamond district has been overwhelmingly run by Orthodox Jews since at least WWII, kind of inevitable ...
by Steve Minkin
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: I Hate Books
Topic: Shakespeare
Replies: 171
Views: 34333

Re: Shakespeare

Cheers! The essay following the poems in the Folger edition notes that Shakespeare's sonnets differ from other sonnet sequences of the time not only by having a male subject rather than a female, but also in something basic about the voice of the sonneteer. The most common pronoun after the first-pe...
by Steve Minkin
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2020
Replies: 529
Views: 78233

Re: Recently Watched Films 2020

I finally got that Complete BBC Shakespeare set from e-bay for the lowlow price of $90, box notes in Korean but subtitles in English, came to $2.36 per disc! Excellent Cymbeline, solid cast overall with a charmingly icy Claire Bloom as The Queen and Helen Mirren giving the kind of magnificent perfor...
by Steve Minkin
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: I Hate Books
Topic: Shakespeare
Replies: 171
Views: 34333

4th notes, sonnets

Cheers! I finally got that Complete BBC Shakespeare set from e-bay for the lowlow price of $90, box notes in Korean but subtitles in English, came to $2.36 per disc! Excellent Cymbeline, solid cast overall with a charmingly icy Claire Bloom as The Queen and Helen Mirren giving the kind of magnificen...
by Steve Minkin
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: I Hate Books
Topic: Shakespeare
Replies: 171
Views: 34333

sonnets, third notes

And we have Joe and Emily, so we're up to eleven. Let's take a look at the first eighteen sonnets. The first seventeen are the 'procreation sonnets,' which urge a single young man to be fruitful and multiply so the world will not be deprived of his incomparable beauty in the future. Shakespeare uses...