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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…


“A formal written defense of one's opinions or conduct”
An explanation for these selections. Read more…