Friday, March 31, 2006


What can I say about this man? Nothing I should think as I am no authority on The Bard. His complete works weighs down my book shelf and I have every intention of reading the entire thing. One day. Honest.

We’ve credited him with adding over 1700 common words to our vocabulary, quoted him and made movies about him.

And now

‘A new edition of Shakespeare's collected works reveals that smuttiness is at the very heart of the Bard's plays. Heloise Senechal, the textual editor of The RSC Shakespeare, joins Mark Lawson to explain why she thinks previous editions have been too prudish, and how computer techniques helped her uncover the fact that Shakespeare's work is absolutely `packed with filth'.’

Source: The BBC website.

To listen to an interview with Heloise Senechal go here

And scroll down till you see Filthy Shakespeare.
It's a segment on a show called Front Row.

Very interesting, indeed.


1$ Saint said...

obviously he is full of filth..
never got dat man or his work...

Falstaff said...

Huh? This is news? She needed a computer to figure this out? Couldn't she just have read Measure for Measure? Or Romeo and Juliet, for that matter?

The ramblings of a shoe fiend said...

1$saint - :)

Falstaff - Well not everyone's a smart as a certain clever clogs I know :P