Monday Mystery

Hello Shakespeare fans, and happy Monday! We’ve taken a bit of a blog break recently, but today marks the launch of our summer blog series. Stay tuned for the regular Monday Mysteries and Wordy Wednesdays, but check back at the end of the week for something new: the Friday Fact! We also have some other stuff lined up for July and August, including a series called Shakespeare at the Movies and more.

Today we have a mystery that’s a bit more obscure than usual. The play this line is from has been deemed one of Shakespeare’s “problem plays.” This week, look for a post on what exactly a “problem play” is, but for now, take a guess at where this came from!

“Our doubts are traitors,

And make us lose the good we oft might win

By fearing to attempt.”

Good advice, right? Don’t be afraid to try something, as you just might succeed! If “doubts” are traitors, what do you think Shakespeare would call “hopes?” Heroes? Friends?



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