The Original Shakespeare Blog

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Over nearly two decades, the Shakespeare blog known as Shakespeare Geek has produced over three thousand posts celebrating everything Shakespeare. Of course, we have the expected analysis of the plays and sonnets, book and product reviews, and pop culture references. But we’ve also been busy creating original Shakespeare jokes, games, and educational material. We’re here to prove that Shakespeare makes life better.

Recent Posts

  • Off the top of my head right now I couldn’t tell you how many copies of Shakespeare’s sonnets I have. I get them for review, people give them to me as gifts. […]
  • Not much Shakespeare here, just a brief interruption for some important news from my other life. I lost my job.
  • When Viola first washes up on the shores of Illyria she thinks, well, this isn't safe for a woman alone in a strange land, I'll have to pretend to be a guy. […]
  • Let me get this out of the way first – we need more movies like Ghostlight. It’s neither “movie version of Shakespeare” nor “modern adaptation.” It’s a regular movie, with a plot […]
  • I'm thrilled to announce an exciting giveaway contest for our latest release, My Own Personal Shakespeare: Macbeth. This edition offers a unique experience, allowing you to engage deeply with the text while […]
  • I mean that literally. The other day, while thinking about ghosts and special effects in modernized Shakespeare adaptations, I thought, couldn’t Hamlet have dreamed the whole thing? We’ve already got his “in […]

If A Shakespeare Blog Did Not Exist, It Would Be Necessary To Create One

In 2005, I searched for an online place to discuss all things Shakespeare. Maybe I saw a reference in a movie or heard a funny joke. Or maybe I had a question or an exciting interpretation of a scene I wanted to share. I couldn’t find that place at the time, so I created it here.

My Book Is Now Available!

My daughter asked for a copy of Macbeth after her college class on the play was over. Her relationship with the play wasn’t over, it was just beginning. I asked her what edition she wanted and she said, “That doesn’t matter, I just want a copy of my own where I can record my thoughts.” So I did what any father would do, I created an edition just for her.

My Own Personal Shakespeare: Macbeth Edition
Available Now on Amazon

My Own Personal Shakespeare: Macbeth is now available on Amazon! Explore Macbeth at your own pace and on your own terms, and document your personal experience with the Scottish Play. Underline your favorite parts, leave notes for yourself in the margins. Draw little doodles of floating daggers on the blank note pages spread throughout the book. Make it your own. We’re hoping to make this a series so everybody can have their own personal copy of their own favorite Shakespeare play.

Shakespeare Makes Life Better

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The expression “Shakespeare makes life better” refers to the enduring popularity and relevance of William Shakespeare’s plays and poetry. Despite being written over 400 years ago, Shakespeare’s works continue to captivate audiences worldwide with their timeless themes of love, power, ambition, and morality. His characters, such as Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Lady Macbeth, are iconic and have become part of the cultural lexicon.

Shakespeare’s plays are not just entertainment but also offer insight into the human condition, providing commentary on social and political issues that remain relevant today. They have been adapted and reinterpreted in countless ways, from film adaptations to modern retellings, demonstrating the universality of his work.

Moreover, Shakespeare’s language and poetry are celebrated for their beauty, complexity, and versatility. His mastery of language and the human psyche has influenced countless writers and artists throughout history.

Overall, Shakespeare’s works continue to enrich our lives and offer us new perspectives on the world around us, making us laugh, cry, and think deeply about our own lives and experiences. Some people may think that a Shakespeare blog is a relic of the past. Well, technically, so is Shakespeare, and we still think he’s pretty relevant. We’re not going anywhere.