Is Tina Brown’s Favorite Shakespeare Quote a Nudge-Nudge, Wink-Wink?

In the bios, he is known as Sir Harold. But more informally in NYC, London and elsewhere,  Tina Brown’s husband Harold Evans is quite often referred to or tagged as “Harry.”

Which got us wondering today about the favorite Shakespeare quote provided to blogger Bill Lucey by the head of Tina Brown Live Media, for his fun item tied to the 450th anniversary of The Bard’s birthday. He asked journalists to share their favorite line of stage dialogue, and, well… You be the second judge:


If we’re right, kudos to Brown for a bloody good example of cheeky British humor. If we’re wrong, apologies all around.

By the way, there was no favorite quote cited in the article from Lucey himself, bravely blogging now after a long newspaper career. Asked by FishbowlNY for his personal pick(s), Lucey offered a number of answers.

“Besides “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown” (King Henry IV, Part 2, Act 3, SC. 1, l. 31), other favorites of mine include: “This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.” -King Richard II; “Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I love Rome more.” – Julius Caesar; “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” -King Henry VI.”

Others participating in Lucey’s piece include New York Post theater critic Michael Riedel and Hardball host Chris Matthews. To read their words of preferred Shakespeare wisdom, click on.

@hollywoodspin Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.