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Thu May 24, 2012, 12:48 AM

Hi! I'm Aristus.



Member since September, 2001. Lurker since before that. Welcome to DU.

I'm a Shakespeare fan, and the host of the weekly feature William Shakespeare's Thought For The Day, posted in the DU Lounge.

Welcome, and enjoy!

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Thu May 24, 2012, 05:34 AM

1. thank you Aristus

there's so many talented people here

Glad you share your love of Shakespeare.

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Response to lovemydog (Reply #1)

Thu May 24, 2012, 11:26 PM

4. It's a lot of fun.

I started loving Shakespeare after teachers stopped trying to get me to love Shakespeare. He really is something one has to discover on one's own...

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Thu May 24, 2012, 09:00 AM

2. Hi Aristus

it's been so long since I've read Shakespeare. Do you post it on a certain day of the week in the Lounge?

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Response to SunsetDreams (Reply #2)

Thu May 24, 2012, 11:30 PM

5. I usually post it on Saturday mornings.

I try to have it up by 10am or so.

Here's a link to last weekend's edition:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1018118462

When I started it in 2006, it was a daily. I changed it to a weekly feature in 2010. It was a grind, trying to post an edition every day. And not for lack of material...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #5)

Thu May 24, 2012, 11:56 PM

7. Thank you so much,

I love that sonnet

"Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments..."

Love is constant throughout time, and cannot be shaken no matter the obstacle. If someone is able to come in between two people, then it was not true love.

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Response to SunsetDreams (Reply #7)

Fri May 25, 2012, 12:27 AM

8. "Love is not love which alters when it alterations finds..."

Keeping with the same-sex theme, did you know that William Shakespeare wrote his sonnets to another man?

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Response to Aristus (Reply #8)

Fri May 25, 2012, 12:44 AM

9. No I didn't know that

That's very interesting. I always have found his writing fascinating, we used to try and dissect it in school.

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Response to SunsetDreams (Reply #9)

Fri May 25, 2012, 12:59 AM

10. Shakespeare scholars believe the sonnets were addressed to Henry Wriothsley

(pronounced 'Risely'), a young English nobleman who may have been an early patron of Shakespeare's. It is believed that the Wriothsley family commissioned Will to write the sonnets as a way of encouraging the young man to quit chasing girls (and boys, too, evidently) and settle down and get married. There is some compelling evidence for this hypothesis, but no real proof. All that is known for sure is that the sonnets were written by a slightly older man (possible Shakespeare) to a handsome younger man (possible Henry Wriothsley), encouraging him to find a woman to marry.

I'm a Shakespeare nerd...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #10)

Fri May 25, 2012, 12:37 PM

11. Wow that is so cool

I never knew any of that. I can't wait until Saturday when you post another one

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Response to SunsetDreams (Reply #11)

Sat May 26, 2012, 01:16 PM

12. The new edition of William Shakespeare's Thought For The Day is now up in the Lounge.

Hope to see you there.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #12)

Sat May 26, 2012, 03:27 PM

13. Hey Aristus!

Thanks

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Thu May 24, 2012, 11:12 AM

3. Hello Aristus

Nice to meet you!

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Response to kdmorris (Reply #3)

Thu May 24, 2012, 11:30 PM

6. Nice to meet you, too!



Welcome to DU!

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