Quote of the day

Barbara Tuchman“It has been said that if the protagonists of Hamlet and Othello were reversed, there would have been no tragedy: Hamlet would have seen through Iago in no time and Othello would not have hesitated to kill King Claudius.” – Barbara Tuchman, from The March of Folly, p. 231

4 thoughts on “Quote of the day”

    1. Laleh,

      There’s nothing like the cross-pollination of disciplines to generate new insights. Tuchman is an historian rather than a scholar of literature, but her insight is spot on. And as I’ve commented before, she’s an historian with the soul of a born story teller.


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