Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Senator Robert C. Byrd Quotes All 37 Shakespeare Plays in 1994

I found video clips of all 37+ instances of Senator Robert C. Byrd quoting Shakespeare on the Senate floor in 1994.  (see the full list below)

  1. All's Well That Ends Well
  2. Antony and Cleopatra
  3. As You Like It and
  4. The Comedy of Errors
  5. Coriolanus
  6. Cymbeline and
  7. Hamlet
  8. Henry IV, Part 1
  9. Henry IV, Part 2
  10. Henry V
  11. Henry VI, Part 1 and
  12. Henry VI, Part 2
  13. Henry VI, Part 3
  14. Henry VIII and
  15. Julius Caesar and
  16. King John
  17. King Lear
  18. Love's Labour's Lost
  19. Macbeth
  20. Measure for Measure
  21. The Merchant of Venice
  22. The Merry Wives of Windsor
  23. A Midsummer Night's Dream
  24. Much Ado About Nothing
  25. Othello
  26. Pericles
  27. Richard II
  28. Richard III and
  29. Romeo and Juliet and
  30. The Taming of the Shrew
  31. The Tempest
  32. Timon of Athens
  33. Titus Andronicus
  34. Troilus and Cressida
  35. Twelfth Night
  36. Two Gentlemen of Verona
  37. The Winter's Tale
I also found Senator Byrd's special commentary about Shakespeare's genius:

I want to thank C-SPAN for making video available online of all Senate sessions from this period.  The site also includes a very convenient and easy-to-use video clipping service.  I want to also thank the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies at Shepherd University for finding Senator Byrd's list of his quotes from the 1994 Senate in the archives.  This helped me track down the last few quotes that I did not find on my own.  Director of Archives Marc Levitt wrote about my inquiry on the Center's blog.

1 comment:

David Foreman said...

Thanks John Dickerson for referencing this site in "The Old Senate Was Already Dead: Passing filibuster reform just made it official." on (11/23/13).