This blog started out as Michael Doherty's Personal Library, and it was reviews of books that normally don't get reviewed: basically porn and those insane Scientology books. It was all just a bit of fun, you understand. But both porn and cult propaganda get dull rather quickly. And then I embarked on a three-year Shakespeare study. And Shakespeare has basically taken over, which is a good thing.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Shakespeare Reference in Westways, October 2014 Issue
I continue to find Shakespeare references nearly
everywhere I look. There is a reference to King
Lear in the October 2014 issue of Westways,
the magazine for southern California’s auto club members. A short piece titled “Tempest
Travel” begins with these lines: “‘Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! Rage!
Blow!’ It’s a colorful imprecation – in Shakespeare’s King Lear – but not what tourism operators typically have wished
for. That is, until enterprising visionaries discovered that travelers delight in visiting Pacific shores in the winter to watch the ocean's winds and waves ‘crack their cheeks’” (p. 18). Lear speaks these lines at the beginning of Act III Scene ii: “Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! rage! blow!/You cataracts and hurricanoes, spout/Till you have drench'd the steeples, drown'd the cocks!”