Thursday, June 12, 2008

Meeting Jephthah

Hamlet. Dir. Kevin Kline. Perf. Kevin Kline and Diane Venora. 1990. DVD. Image Entertainment, 1990.

The only time Shakespeare uses the word “Israel,” it’s in connection with Jephthah (for a post on Jephthah—guess what?—q.v.).
O Jephthah, judge of Israel, what a treasure hadst thou! (II.ii.400)
I mention it because my family will be travelling to Jerusalem next week, and we’ll be staying there for a month.

I’ll have plenty of time to meet Jephthah.

But I’ll have less time to post to this blog. I will attempt to make some posts, but we'll just have to wait and see.

Links: Kevin Kline's Hamlet.

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