or Shak·spere, Shake·spear
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Contemporary Examples of shakespeare
Shakespeare,” said Professor Watson, “wrote a story for each of us and in them we can hear what we want.
My trip takes the reverse path, and I begin by assessing the depth of my Shakespeare knowledge in his birthplace.
Apparently, Shakespeare coined 1,700 words, from the frequently used (excitement) to the should-be-more frequently used (spewed).
Was it Shakespeare, in mad pursuit of a lovely boy and that voluptuous Dark Lady?Sor Juana: Mexico’s Most Erotic Poet and Its Most Dangerous Nun
November 8, 2014
About all our books have in common is our shameless use of Shakespeare as a source.Book Bag: 5 Novels Shakespeare Sort of Wrote
October 10, 2014
Historical Examples of shakespeare
Even had Shakespeare tried to hide himself in his work, he could not have succeeded.
When Shakespeare's mistress had her will, did she fall to misery, I wonder?
In judging his fellow-men this is Shakespeare's harshest word.
I want to liberate Englishmen so far as I can from the tyranny of Shakespeare's greatness.
Now what other personage is there in Shakespeare who shows these traits or some of them?
surname recorded from 1248; it means "a spearman." This was a common type of English surname, e.g. Shakelance (1275), Shakeshaft (1332). Shake (v.) in the sense of "to brandish or flourish (a weapon)" is attested from late Old English
Heo scæken on heore honden speren swiðe stronge. [Laymon, "Brut," c. 1205]
Cf. also shake-buckler "a swaggerer, a bully;" shake-rag "ragged fellow, tatterdemalion." "Never a name in English nomenclature so simple or so certain in origin. It is exactly what it looks -- Shakespear" [Bardsley, "Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames," 1901]. Nevertheless, speculation flourishes. The name was variously written in contemporary records, also Shakespear, Shakespere, the last form being the one adopted by the New Shakespere Society of London and the first edition of the OED. Related: Shakespearian (1753); Shakesperean (1796); Shakesperian (1755).