2 3 live&learn&rejoice: Shakespeare

February 11, 2011


"Personality ... is a Shakespearean invention, and is not only Shakespeare's greatest originality but also the authentic cause of his perpetual pervasiveness."

"For Hamlet, the self is an abyss, the chaos of virtual nothingness.  For Falstaff, the self is everything."

Harold Bloom, Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human (New York: Riverhead Books / Penguin, 1998)