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At 9pm tonite we acknowledged #DoctorsDay2021 #NationalPhysiciansDay

#ShineALightForThem

@OntariosDoctors @CMA_Docs #ThankYouAll
Our @PEFD_WPFD #Shakespeare Station #ShineALightForThem
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1: It's time to claim my space. I was one of just a few journos who held @AndrewLamingMP to account prior to 2021. I lived in Bowman from 2012-2017 and I reported on him via @margokingston1's @NoFibs. AN EVOLVING THREAD on #Laming #LGBTQ equality #Journalism #Books and more.
2: It began in 2013 when I submitted an article on #MarriageEquality to Margo's #CitizenJournalism news site @NoFibs. Up until then, the site had not really covered that issue, which mattered a lot to me. @MrKRudd had just announced his support for reform: nofibs.com.au/burgewords-on-…
3: The image above is of Senator Sue Boyce (@SenatorSue) former LNP Senator for Queensland, crossing the floor to become the first LNP politician in the country to vote for marriage equality. It was a short walk but it gave the #LGBTQ community hope.
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"Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,...
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing."
#Shakespeare Macbeth

WHEN @JustinTrudeau clasped the hand of @jzarif, ON THAT DAY Canada was (effectively) diplomatically neutered. Full stop.

#PS752Justice #cdnpoli
@OmarAlghabra tweets: "Canada will accept nothing less from the Iranian regime than a FULL and HONEST explanation of the circumstances surrounding this TRAGEDY"

Our choice of words matter. #PS752 - IT IS NOT a "tragedy". IT IS an "atrocity. (Attach)

"FULL and HONEST" [emphasis added] -

“You speak like a green girl / unsifted in such perilous circumstances.” (Shakespeare)

Nothing betrays greater a naivete than these most feeble of words.

@ps752justice @AvidehM @CouncilOfIC @NahidGhani #PS752WarCrime #PS752HumanShield
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Yesterday #AdamSmith outlined the first duty of the sovereign—protecting the nation from attack. The second duty of the sovereign is protecting individuals from each other aka administering justice. (V.i.b.1) #WealthOfTweets #SmithTweets
Just as defense gets more complicated and expensive as societies develop, so does the process of administering justice. (V.i.b.1) #WealthOfTweets #SmithTweets
In nations of hunters, where there is little private property, there’s little need for complex justice. We may do violence to each other out of anger or other passions, but we really don’t give in to that very often. (V.i.b.2) #WealthOfTweets #SmithTweets
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"Language, character, and thought are all part of Shakespeare's invention of the human, and yet the largest part is the passional. Ben Jonson remained closer to Marlowe's mode than to Shakespeare's

#HaroldBloom

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in that Jonson's personages also are cartoons, caricatures without inwardness. That is why there is no intergenerational contest in Jonson's plays, no sense of what Freud called 'family romances'."

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"The wheel of fortune, time, and change turns perpetually in Shakespeare, and accurate perception of him must begin by viewing these turnings, upon which Shakespeare's characters are founded. Dante's characters can evolve no further; Shakespeare's,

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THREAD: In 1555, a young Thomas North traveled with a delegation to Rome to reconcile England with the Pope. In a new book, Dennis McCarthy and June Schlueter argue the trip inspired #Shakespeare’s 1611 play #TheWintersTale. (1/11) #NorthByShakespeare #WhoIsThomasNorth @4threvolt
@4threvolt On April 25, 1555, North visited a church outside #Mantua, Italy, filled with polychromatic wax statues. In #TheWintersTale, a statue of Queen Hermione, who has been dead for 16 years, famously comes back to life. In the margin of his journal, North wrote, “miracles.” (2/11)
@4threvolt In #TheWintersTale, the statue is said to have been made by Giulio Romano, the only Renaissance artist #Shakespeare mentions in his plays. Scholars have wondered how Shakespeare knew about Giulio, much less why he called him a sculptor, when he was best known as a painter. (3/11)
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I'm beginning tweeting at the #wintersolstice

As I just explained, we just finished building a new monument, #soultonlongbarrow, which revives a prehistoric practice of building long barrows, not seen for 5,500 years

These are the first images of the new chamber ever shared ImageImageImageImage
Im going 2 explain more about what this is, and how it has been an important resource for our community in surprising ways in this challenging covid year, but for now, I just wanted to share a picture of the monument working with the #wintersolstice #sunset for the 1st time today Image
Now, I realise I need to expand aspects of the context for this happening.

Let's start around 5,500 years go, when the first farmers in the British Isles also found #architecture, which they do by building long barrows... Here's West Kennet in Wiltshire (📸 from resarch trips) Image
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What makes #Shakespeare’s Winter’s Tale unique in the cannon? More from the director of the Folger’s Library, Michael Witmore
@MichaelWitmore continues waxing romantic.
Nature is made better by no mean
But nature makes that mean; so over that art
Which you say adds to Nature, is an art
That nature makes;.....this is an art
Which does mend nature, change it rathe, but
The art itself is nature.
#WintersTale #NatureIsAnArt
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Today starts the 2nd #advent list to honor BIWOC this month. We’ll be learning a bit abt a different BIWOC’s work each day. Bookmark the thread. More of a mix of premodern, CRT & some STEM scholars this year.

#medievaltwitter #shakerace #adventcalender #citeblackwomen
Like last year, it'll be impossible to mention all the amazing WoC scholars. This is just a starter pack &you all should be finding, reading & citing these women et al. If I missed anyone, nothing personal. I’ll try &catch you next time. #citeblackwomen
Day1: Adrienne Merritt @BlackPhDE is a fierce medievalist & German Studies scholar. Her areas of expertise vary from Old English to late medieval mystical writings, decolonial theories, identity & inclusion of marginalized students/scholars within German Studies. 1/
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The Lekan Salami Stadium in @oyostategovt remodeling to an International standing
1 - Percentage of work done so far is 23-35% in 3 months.
2 - The stadium is accommodating a state wide close circuit camera to capture nooks and crannies of the entire Oyo State. #Ibadan #Gerrard
3 - The stadium is accommodating a free internet service connection to all at the premises
4 - The stadium is having a gigantic fully furnished to international standard Situation Room
5 - The stadium will be accommodating VIP 1-4 stand.
#Drogba #Gerrard #EndSARS #TheManKiddwaya
6 - For anyone to watch any kind of sport on the main pitch, it will not be accessed via a paper ticket/pass, but with a prepaid card to be loaded from any financial Institution before the system can grant you access into the premises.
#Ibadan #grassroots #EndSARS #TheManKiddwaya
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#BirnbaumFoundationsOfStatisticalInference-32.
"This condition concerns the likelihood function, that is, the function of θ, 𝑓(𝑥,θ), determined by an observed outcome 𝑥 of a specified experiment 𝐸; two likelihood functions, 𝑓(𝑥,θ) and 𝑔(𝑦,θ), are called the same if they>
>are proportional, that is if there exists a positive constant 𝑐 such that 𝑓(𝑥,θ)= 𝑐 𝑔(𝑦,θ) for all θ."
M.t. 'Diese Bedingung betrifft die Plausibilitätsfunktion, d.h. die von einem beobachteten Ergebnis 𝑥 eines spezifizierten Experiments festgelegte Funktion θ↦𝑓(𝑥,θ)
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> ; zwei Plausibilitätsfunktionen 𝑓(𝑥,θ) and 𝑔(𝑦,θ) werden gleichwertig genannt, wenn sie proportional sind, d.h. falls 𝑐>0 existiert, sodass 𝑓(𝑥,θ) = 𝑐 𝑔(𝑦,θ) für alle θ.'
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I do like the pithy summaries of the Bard's plays by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (shakespeare.org.uk)

Here's a few favourites... Image
A Midsummer Night's Dream: "People get lost in the woods. Puck manipulates their romantic affections and (in one case) anatomical head shape. They put on a play." Image
Twelth Night: "Viola thinks her brother is dead. He thinks she is dead. Everybody thinks that she is her brother. Everybody thinks that her brother is her. Shenanigans ensue." Image
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I’m not teaching #Shakespeare’s #Othello this year (wish I was now), but thanks to @INOTEnews I’ve found myself researching/preparing as if I was! Here’s a thread on some of the resources I came across in the hope that some #English teacher will find them useful! #EdChatIE
Part of an intro. to #Othello? In 'Othello: What it means to be a Moor' Dr Islam Issa gives a rundown of events in the 1600s that influenced the character of Othello for @BBCRadio3’s ‘The Shakespeare Sessions’.

bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08…
.@Tracy_Chevalier ’s ‘New Boy’ sets #Othello in a 1970s’ American schoolyard. This makes all that happens (age appropriate of course) all the more devastating & may help to crystallise the text’s themes for teachers and students. Image
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I am putting the final touches on a new episode of #Wandering and before it lands here is what is out there so far. For those looking to #VisitDenmark here is a look at my new home #Faaborg.



#VisitFaaborg #VisitFyn #Danmark #scandinavia #fynskaldetvære
On episode 2 of #Wandering we hopped on our bikes and took the ferry from #Faaborg to explore the nearby islands of #Lyø and #Avernakø.



#Danmark #scandinavia #fynskaldetvære #visitdenmark #visitfyn
In episode 3 of #Wandering we visited a castle rich in Danish history, which also happens to be the fabled home of #Shakespeare’s #Hamlet, #KronborgSlot in #Denmark



#Danmark #scandinavia #fynskaldetvære #visitdenmark #visitfyn
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358/ #Alzheimers
Question on my cognitive quiz yesterday
How many animals can you name in one minute?
Test your ability. Have someone time you.
Prep for your cognitive exam.😉
@LukeEdwards504 @Gearoidmuar @reelbryanwilson
@julie_eye
My answer below
meandgin.blogspot.com/2020/08/how-ma…
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I am 9 months into writing my 3rd book on my AZ
I am providing a link that will take you to the draft.
The Pursuit of Happiness w AZ
docs.google.com/document/d/1IU…
@LukeEdwards504 @Gearoidmuar @julie_eye @bmaccullough @reelbryanwilson @FatEmperor @ZKForTre @johnzahorik Image
360/ #Alzheimers
I updated my draft today for the complete 9 months of my third year with AZ.
The free draft can be read at:
docs.google.com/document/d/1IU…
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THE NEW ATLANTIS: Master Plan Of The Ages
cosmicconvergence.org/?p=13901

🔹Illuminism
🔹Freemasonry
🔹the Great White Brotherhood

The #NewAtlantis rises … and then falls, after being halted by the epochal wars of the Kali Yuga and Iron Age conflicts

2012portal.blogspot.com/2017/01/new-at… Image
It is the Elizabethan era and the court of Queen Elizabeth I of England which provide the center stage for this essay, as does the American Revolutionary War period in the fledgling Thirteen Colonies.

During these two periods, the #NewAtlantis was conceived and greatly advanced. Image
#Shakespeare’s literature was integral to his plan of establishing The #NewAtlantis in the virgin territories of North America.

Each of his works was coded to disseminate secret information to his many covert collaborators across the realm, as in the entire planetary realm. ImageImageImage
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Remembering #NaMuthukumar - A THREAD

25 songs that best describe the genius of Na Muthukumar

Facing an unenviable task of picking 25 songs from his outstanding work, we have designed five categories and listed five remarkable songs in each category.

#HBDNaMuthukumar
Remembering #NaMuthukumar

It is not just romance that is best described by poetry.

What about the bond between parents and their children?

What about the relationships that can't quite be boxed?

Na Muthukumar had the answers

#HBDNaMuthukumar (2/n)
Remembering #NaMuthukumar

Is affection ever unconditional? Can we put a price on love... ever?

'Iru Nenjam saerndhu pesida ulagil baashaigal edhuvum thevayillai...' - Aanandha Yaazhai from #Ram-#YuvanShankarRaja's #Thangameengal

#HBDNaMuthukumar (3/n)
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May Murr (1929–2008) was a #Lebanese #professor, #historian, #writer, #poet, and #political #activist.Before taking up writing, May Murr taught several subjects at several universities and institutions in #Lebanon such as the Lebanese University and the Lebanese Military School.
She began professionally writing and publishing her works in 1967, as well as founding and presiding many cultural and social associations. She was a member of the Société des Gens de Lettres de #France and of the Société Teilhard de Chardin, headquartered in #Belgium.
She was also the President of the Academy of #Lebanese Thought and was a founding member of the political party the Guardians of the #Cedars. She figures among the #woman #poets in the Anthologie de la Poésie Féminine Mondiale. Many international critics have praised her #poetry.
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IT'S NOW!

Come watch our horror film Hermia: Heaven Unto Hell, adapted from A Midsummer Night's Dream!

Think you can survive the forrest?



#Shakespeare #film #zoom #horror #scary #scaryfairies Image
THESEUS:
Egeus you alright mate?! U seemed #vexed
LYSANDER

You’re damn right I did!
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LONG THREAD, PLEASE READ: re: @stratfest's #inthedressingroom well, rehearsal hall actually, working on Othello in 2013 for Director @chrisjabraham. Was directed (though I was the only other black man in the room) to try to kill @DionJohnstone's Othello for marrying Desdemona.
This would be the first time that I realized how compromised I could be by one of this industry's most insidious practices: the As Cast contract. Any non-theatre people out there curious about what that means? I'll get into it.
@CdnActorsEquity (which is not technically a union) has allowed producers such as @stratfest and @ShawTheatre, other major theatres, to build into *almost* every actor contract what amounts to the forfeiture of all agency for actors who seek to work for them.
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#HappyBirthdayShakespeare!

Today we share the story of how the Bodleian received, lost, and regained our very own copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio (which you can view at #DigitalBodleian)

Ready for some outrageous fortune? The game is afoot!

digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/inquire/Discov…+
We first got our mitts on this copy in 1623 – seven years after the world became bereft of the be-ruffed bard.

Published by #Shakespeare’s pals and peers, the First Folio preserved treasures such as Twelfth Night, The Tempest and Macbeth - which may otherwise have been lost.
Despite the Bodleian Library not accepting plays at the time (fearing that pamphlets and dramas might bring down the reputation of the library) the importance of the First Folio must have been recognized. It was chained up in Duke Humfrey’s Library, and made available to readers.
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¿Cuántas veces has visto a #Ofelia en el #cine, en #televisión, en #fotografía? Me refiero a la Ofelia del #Hamlet de #Shakespeare, en concreto la versión pintada por #Millais!
Muchas más de las que pensáis, por ejemplo en Twink Peaks de David #Lynch.

Abro hilo #TwitterCultural
El director Lars #VonTrier se ha inspirado en la #Ofelia de #Shakespeare y en el cuadro #prerrafaelita de #Millais en varias ocasiones:
- Dogville 2003
- Anticristo 2009
- Melancolía 2011, en concreto en este film el paralelismo visual con el cuadro de #Millais es extraordinario!
¿Y si #Ofelia no es una mujer? La Ofelia de #Hamlet es una mujer enloquecida por una lucha interna entre el amor y la obediencia familiar/social en contra y muere/se suicida, "llevada por la corriente". Un #gay puede identificarse con ella, y Anthony #Gayton lo fotografió.
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Turns out that this radio show/podcast of ours has a deep back catalogue of episodes that could double as lessons for remote classes! We’ve got history segments, social studies segments, even some material for English lit... So, teachers & parents: gather ‘round for a *thread*
Our 5-part series on poverty examines and debunks myths about self-sufficiency and virtue. Is America a land of opportunity? How do we understand will power and work ethic? Ben Franklin shows up. Great for history and civics classes. wnycstudios.org/podcasts/otm/p…
If you're looking for material on US core principles and founding documents, check out @OTMBrooke's conversation with historian Jill Lepore about "These Truths."
Key quote: "Our Republic does not pre-exist newspapers." !!!!! wnycstudios.org/podcasts/otm/s…
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1- It wasn't an 'ape' quote. It was a passage from #Shakespeare about arrogance/overconfidence.

2- It was the 'ape' quote that @MShapland quoted to #AlastairStewart's employers as evidence of racism, in the hopes of getting him sacked.
@MShapland Do you feel picked on Kate?

From what I've seen of his TL, AS regularly QT's his responses instead of replying under the line.

It's a common practice.
@MShapland and yet here you are, a "free speech fundamentalist" suggesting that some speech, entirely reasonable speech, is problematic.
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