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About myShakespeare.me

Genesis, Attribution & Gratitude
myShakespeare.me, a work in progress, is both an avocation and a love. It will never be finished. This tool helps me deepen my understanding and appreciation of William Shakespeare — his work, his life, and the period in which he lived. Read more–

About John McGinnis

Career & Shakespeare
My career spanned forty-eight year in public education. William Shakespeare entered my life in the summer of 1953 shortly after my eighth birthday. I treated myself to a matinee of Julius Caesar. Read more…

Notes on the Sources

Folger Editions & Editors
The sources for the excerpts on this website are from the Folger Shakespeare Library's  Shakespeare's Plays, Sonnets and Poems, Read more…

Tips for Using the Website

Quotes, Notes & Pictures
Themes, figures of speech and notes appear on some but not all passages. Read more…