Thursday, April 30, 2009

Ann Wood Theatre

This is Ann Wood's theatre diorama. It repays close examination, in the way that small things do. She makes wonderful birds which are available in her shop, and ships that one can only dream of sailing away on.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 5

I could a tale to the unfold whose lightest word
Would harrow up thy soul, freeze thy young blood,
Make thy two eyes like stars start from their spheres,
Thy knotted and combined locks to part,
And each particular hair to stand on end,
Like quills upon the fretful porpentine...

Hamlet's father's ghost to Hamlet.

Hamlet resumes next Monday with the contemplation of time out of joint. The rest of the week will be devoted to News of the Tiny - my email is to the right if you have any for me.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 2

I would not in plain terms from this time forth
Have you so slander any moment leisure
As to give words or talk with the Lord Hamlet.
Look to't I charge you; come your ways.
       Polonius to Ophelia

Monday, April 27, 2009

Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 2

O that this too too solid flesh would melt,
Thaw and resolve itself into a dew,
...That it should come to this--
But two months dead, nay not so much, not two --
So exellent a King, that was to his
Hyperion to a satyr...

Sunday, April 26, 2009


Full fathom deep thy father lies;
Of his bones are coral made;
Those are pearls that were his eyes:
Nothing of him that doth fade,
But doth suffer a sea change,
Into something rish and strange.
     - Shakespeare,The Tempest, Act 1, Scene 2

Saturday, April 25, 2009


"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet."
        - Romeo and Juliet, Act 2, Scene 2

How much examination can beauty withstand?

Friday, April 24, 2009


"If music be the food of love, play on, give me an excess of it: that surfeiting, the appetite may sicken, and so die. "

Shakespeare,Twelfth Night, Act 1, Scene 1

File under "does that work?"