Questions Requesting Explanation
When we fail to find a satisfying or sophisticated answer on the Internet or in our books, can an explanation of poems or dialogs or certain Shakespearean lines be asked here?
Over eighty questions have been asked about Shakespeare, and some specifically asked about pronunciation, or the meaning of lines in his plays.
What did Shakespeare mean by "gild refined gold" (although this question has been closed)
So... let's say users can ask about specific lines from Shakespeare's works as long as they explain what they do not understand, and show they have done some research. It's an act of courtesy towards EL&U users as it will save them time looking up the same references, and it has the added benefit of making the question more interesting. A note of warning; it is not enough to say:
I Googled the quotation, but I didn't get the answer I was looking for
We don't do interpretations of writing on this site, but you can ask in our chat room. You may find some people who are interested in talking over author intent and artistic meaning.