GKC & The Bard of Stratford-on-Avon

For our January 19, 2009 meeting, please post your comments and links to material concerning Chesterton’s appreciation of Shakespeare works.

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6 thoughts on “GKC & The Bard of Stratford-on-Avon

  1. The following is from the American Chesterton Society’s bibliography page:
    1972
    Chesterton on Shakespeare.
    Chesterton had been commissioned to write a book on Shakespeare, but, alas, he died before he was able to do it. Dorothy Collins compiled 32 of his essays on Shakespeare’s plays and characters, many of which are from previous collections, but some of which are collected here for the first time, including early articles from The Speaker (1901-02).
    -Out of print.

    Quote:

    “The dispute that goes on between Macbeth and his wife about the murder of Duncan is almost word for word a dispute which goes on at any suburban breakfast table about something else. It is merely a matter of changing ‘Infirm of purpose, give me the daggers’ into ‘Infirm of purpose, give me the postage stamps.’

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