The Friday 56 is a bookish meme hosted by Freda’s Voice.
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Link up at Freda’s site
Today’s sentence comes from Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare.
“ANGELO: Then must your brother die.
ISABELLA: And ’twere the chapter way:
Better it were a brother die at once,
Than that a sister, by redeeming him
Should die forever.”
You are right, Shakespeare is always beautiful and lyrical. I think my two favorites are Merchant of Venice and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
The Merchant of Venice and A Midsummer Night’s Dream are both wonderful! Of course, I read The Merchant of Venice a long time ago so my memory of it is a bit hazy but I do remember loving Portia.
It is lyrical. I have a Shakespeare play on my 2012 TBR list too (Taming of the Shrew).
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The Taming of the Shrew is generally funny but I had a few problems with the way women are presented in the play.
Ah, beautiful and lyrical. Thanks for sharing….
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You’re welcome! 🙂
Shakespeare is always beautiful and lyrical, isn’t he?