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When *Not* to Quote the Bard

July 24, 2012

The latest HuffPo book excerpt discusses how a little bit of Shakespeare can go a long way. Are his phrases timeless? Absolutely. Can they imbue even the most mundane conversation with an added layer of profundity and/or pretension? Of course. But after centuries of heavy use, some of ol’ Billy’s best quotes have become a little threadbare, at least as conversation-enhancers. Look to Christopher Marlowe and others for equally powerful (but less commonly used) bon mots.

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