Thursday, April 26, 2012

2012 Shakespeare Prize

Congratulations to Aoise Keogan-Nooshabadi, winner of the 2012 Willis Memorial Prize for Knowledge of Shakespeare, and to Opeline Kellett, who receives a Commendation for her entry. Candidates wrote about Sonnet 71 (see below), and also an essay on 'the creation of memorable characters' in the plays.

No longer mourn for me when I am dead
Than you shall hear the surly sullen bell
Give warning to the world that I am fled
From this vile world with vilest worms to dwell:
Nay, if you read this line, remember not
The hand that writ it, for I love you so,
That I in your sweet thoughts would be forgot,
If thinking on me then should make you woe.
O! if, I say, you look upon this verse,
When I perhaps compounded am with clay,
Do not so much as my poor name rehearse;
But let your love even with my life decay;
   Lest the wise world should look into your moan,
   And mock you with me after I am gone.

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