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

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 website 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
William Shakespeare entered my life in the summer of 1953 shortly after my eighth birthday. I treated myself to a matinee of Julius Caesar. My love of his works still grows. Read more…

Notes on the Sources

Folger Editions & Editors
The sources for most of the passages on this website are from Shakespeare's Plays, Sonnets and Poems found at Folger Digital Texts. Read more…


“A formal written defense of one's opinions or conduct”
These are the passages I choose to cherish in my virtual commonplace book. Read more…